POETRY. POETRY. A type of literature that expresses ideas, feelings, or tells a story in a specific form (usually using lines and stanzas). POET The poet is the author of the poem. SPEAKER The speaker of the poem is the “narrator” of the poem. POINT OF VIEW IN POETRY.
Rain by Shel Silverstein
I opened my eyesAnd looked up at the rain,And it dripped in my headAnd flowed into my brain,And all that I hear as I lie in my bedIs the slishity-slosh of the rain in my head.I step very softly,I walk very slow,I can't do a handstand--I might overflow,So pardon the wild crazy thing I just said--I'm just not the same since there's rain in my head.
(A word always rhymes with itself.)
Share the short “a” vowel sound
Share the combined “mp” consonant soundRHYME
Refrain by Allen Ginsberg
The air is dark, the night is sad,I lie sleepless and I groan.Nobody cares when a man goes mad:He is sorry, God is glad.Shadow changes into bone.Every shadow has a name;When I think of mine I moan,I hear rumors of such fame.Not for pride, but only shame,Shadow changes into bone.When I blush I weep for joy,And laughter drops from me like a stone:The aging laughter of the boyTo see the ageless dead so coy.Shadow changes into bone.REFRAIN
the sun played hide and seek with the clouds
The headlights winked
The radio sprang to life at the touch of a button
The wind whispered softly in the night
Lightning danced across the skyPERSONIFICATION