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Poetry. Lines and Stanzas. Poetry…. Is the art of expressing one’s thoughts. Poetry…. It uses few words to covey its message. Poetry…. It is meant to be read aloud. Poetry…. Arouses our emotions. Poetry…. Uses imagery or figure of speech to explain feelings or create a mental picture.

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poetry

Poetry

Lines and Stanzas

poetry1
Poetry…
  • Is the art of expressing one’s thoughts
poetry2
Poetry…
  • It uses few words to covey its message
poetry3
Poetry…
  • It is meant to be read aloud
poetry4
Poetry…
  • Arouses our emotions
poetry5
Poetry…
  • Uses imagery or figure of speech to explain feelings or create a mental picture
poetry6
Poetry…
  • Can rhyme or not
poetry7
Poetry…
  • Suggests action or mood
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Line
  • A single line of words in a poem.
  • It makes up the structure of the poem.
  • Example:

1 Are the teachers fair?

2 Will they understand

3 That the work I do

4 Is the best I can?

stanza
Stanza

a series of lines grouped together and separated by an empty line from other stanzas

* couplet (2 lines)

* tercet (3 lines)

*quatrain (4 lines)

* cinquain (5 lines)

* septet (7 lines)

* octave (8 lines)

Are the teachers fair?

Will they understand

That the work I do

Is the best I can?

common types of poems
Common Types of poems
  • 1. Lyrical poem: one speaker who expresses strong thoughts and feeling
  • 2. Narrative poem: tells a story; structure resembles the plot of a story line
  • 3. Descriptive poem: describes the world that surrounds the speaker.