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Poetry Unit

Notes on different types of poetry.

Thomas Ratledge

on 23 March 2010

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Transcript of Poetry Unit

Lyric Poem
Concrete Poem
Narrative Poem
Free Verse
14 lines
3 stanzas of four lines each, then 1 stanza with two lines
rhyme scheme ABAB CDCD EFEF GG
uses iambic pentameter
usually has themes about love, but can be about anything
one of the more difficult forms of poetry to write
Bonus: 15 points
3 lines
1st and 3rd lines have 5 syllables, 2nd line has 7 syllables
no rhyme necessary
usually has themes about nature, but can be about anything
is normally a juxtaposition between 1st and 3rd lines, the 2nd bringing them together
Bonus: 5 points
any number lines
has rhyme, but rhyme scheme varies
is highly musical (like lyrics to a song)
usually expresses observations or feelings of a single speaker
creates a single, unified impression
Bonus: 5 points
any number of lines
can have rhyme, but does not have to rhyme
the arrangement of letters, punctuation and lines create an image, or picture, on the page
the theme of the poem is also what the poem has as its shape
usually has many lines and stanzas
tells a story; has all the elements of a short story (characters, conflict, plot)
may or may not have rhyme
Bonus: 10 points
Bonus: 10 points
any number of lines
does not have regular rhythm or rhyme
lines can be any length and any number of syllables
can be about anything
No Bonus
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