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Forms of Poetry

Forms of Poetry. ODE. Characteristics is generally long p raises its subject u ses dignified language. Read the following ode. What is the subject being praised? a. talents c. feet b. toes d. faces 2 ) What characteristics make this poem an ode?.

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Forms of Poetry

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  1. Forms of Poetry

  2. ODE Characteristics • is generally long • praises its subject • uses dignified language

  3. Read the following ode. • What is the subject being praised? • a. talents c. feet • b. toes d. faces • 2) What characteristics make this poem an ode? Feet, oh feet, I simply cherish you, You help me in everything that I do. Feet, oh feet, you enable me to run When I lay down you take a break - have fun! Your adorable, short, stumpy toes help me balance, How I idolize you and your so many talents. Your tiny toenails are fun to decorate, I enjoy putting glitter on them - they're also fun to paint. My affectionate feelings for your ability to transport me to different places, Always bring a shock to other people's faces. So now you know exactly how much I prize you, my dear For you my idol, I will always cheer.

  4. After reading the poem on the previous slide, listen to the following ode, “Ode to Autumn” by John Keats. Use the visuals to help you understand the meaning. • 3) What is the subject being praised in this ode? • Seasons c. Trees • Autumn d. Weather • 4) Compare and contrast this poem with the poem about feet. How are they alike and different? Use details from the poem to support your answer. Write your answer in your answer document.

  5. 1) Identify the form of poetry using your poetry notes.2) What characteristics make it this form? “The Bear” There once was a dancing black bear To jig and twirl he didn’t care When all out of breath And deciding to rest He would sit in his comfortable chair.

  6. As the wind does blow Across the trees, I see the Buds blooming in May 3) Identify the form of poetry using your poetry notes.4) What characteristics make it this form?

  7. WEDNESDAYWhen, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,I all alone beweep my outcast state And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless criesAnd look upon myself and curse my fate, Wishing me like to one more rich in hope, Featured like him, like him with friends possess'd,Desiring this man's art and that man's scope, With what I most enjoy contented least; Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,Haply I think on thee, and then my state, Like to the lark at break of day arising From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth bringsThat then I scorn to change my state with kings. • Use your notes to determine the form of this poem. • a. limerick • b. elegy • c. ode • d. sonnet • 2. Explain your reasoning.

  8. Sonnet Characteristics • Sonnets have fourteen lines. • Sonnets are usually in iambic pentameter. • Italian sonnets pose a question in first eight lines and answer it in the last six lines. • Shakespearean sonnets are made up of three units with four lines in each one. A couplet then sums up the poem.

  9. Characteristics of Epics Epics • tell the deeds of a hero • are usually very long

  10. BeowulfLiterary Focus: The Epic Hero Beowulf is one of ancient England’s heroes. Other times and other cultures have had other heroes. KingArthur Joan of Arc Odysseus

  11. Beowulf Introducing the Epic Beowulf is • the first great work of • English national literature. • the epic story of the hero Beowulf, who fights the demonic monster Grendel.

  12. From Beowulf Pg. 647 All of that race from the earth. I swam In the blackness of night, hunting monsters Out of the ocean, and killing them one By one; death was my errand and the fate They had earned. Now Grendel and I are called Together, and I’ve come. Grant me, then,  Lord and protector of this noble place, A single request! I have come so far, Oh shelterer of warriors and your people’s loved friend, That this one favor you should not refuse me— That I, alone and with the help of my men, May purge all evil from this hall. I have heard, Too, that the monster’s scorn of men Is so great that he needs no weapons and fears none. Nor will I. My lord Higlac  Might think less of me if I let my sword Go where my feet were afraid to, if I hid Behind some broad linden shield: My hands Alone shall fight for me, struggle for life Against the monster. God must decide Who will be given to death’s cold grip.  “Hail, Hrothgar!  Higlac is my cousin and my king; the days  Of my youth have been filled with glory. Now Grendel’s  Name has echoed in our land: Sailors Have brought us stories of Herot, the best  Of all mead-halls, deserted and useless when the moon   Hangs in skies the sun had lit,  Light and life fleeing together.  My people have said, the wisest, most knowing  And best of them, that my duty was to go to the Danes’   Great king. They have seen my strength for themselves,  Have watched me rise from the darkness of war,  Dripping with my enemies’ blood. I drove  Five great giants into chains, chased 

  13. “Casey At the Bat”A “Mock Epic” Turn to page 650 to listen and read “Casey at the Bat” Compare and contrast the attitudes of the heroes. Use details from the poem to support your answer. Write in your answer document.

  14. Elegy Characteristics • poem of mourning • usually mourning over death

  15. “O Captain, My Captain”Walt Whitman (poem on page 667) Excerpts from Dead Poet’s Society(1987) This poem mourns the tragic death of president Abraham Lincoln. Explain the extended metaphor in the poem. Use details from the poem to support your reasoning.

  16. Review- Identify the Form of Poetry • What is a short humorous verse of five lines that has a specific rhyme scheme? a. limerick c. haiku b. cinquain d. sonnet 2) What is a poem of mourning that usually grieves the death of someone? a. sonnet c. ode b. elegy d. ballad 3) What is poem that expresses praise towards its subject? a. elegy c. limerick b. ode d. sonnet 4) What a poem that has seventeen syllables? a. limerick c. haiku b. cinquain d. sonnet 5) What is a long poem that tells the story of a hero? a. ballad c. epic b. cinquain d. elegy

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