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SEDP Poetry Lesson 2

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Irene L

on 27 October 2011

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Transcript of SEDP Poetry Lesson 2

What makes a Poem a Poem? There is likely no one element which make a poem a poem, although there are a variety of elements that may distinguish any given poem from prose. Rhyme and meter Alliteration Oxymoron Simile Onomatopeia Repetition Symbolism Personification Metaphor Timing = it's not always about what one says,
but also about what one leaves out of the poem. In Science, one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in Poetry, it's the exact opposite. - Paul Dirac so much depends

a red wheel

glazed with rain

beside the white
chickens Eliminate cliches. Identify all abstract or general nouns and
replace them with concrete ones. Cut, compress, and condense! Brevity is the soul of wit! - Shakey Jake Other considerations:
- Word choice
- Rhyme scheme
- Title
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