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Poetry: What It Is/What It Isn't
Transcript of Poetry: What It Is/What It Isn't
A Rose That
Poetry At Its Core
The good stuff
Not as random as it seems...
POETRY is the art of writing thoughts...
...into imaginative language which is written in...
Is this guy a poet?
Why? or Why Not?
Brothers Are the Same
by Beryl Markham
They are tall men,
And as straight as the shafts of the spears
And no one knows
Their tribal history,
But there is some of Egypt in their eyes
And the look of ancient Greece about their
What makes "Brothers..." a poem?
Feelings, thoughts, or dreams
Brothers Are the Same
by Beryl Markham
So... if it looks like poetry...sounds like poetry...
They are tall men, cleanly built and straight as the shafts
of the spears they carry, and no one knows their tribal
history, but there is some of Egypt in their eyes and the
look of ancient Greece about their bodies.
Let's look at another poem...
"The Rose that Grew from Concrete"
by Lesane Parish Crooks
Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature’s law is wrong it
learned to walk without having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams,
it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
when no one else ever cared.
Lesane Parish Crooks
Died 1996 by gun shot
Tupac Amaru Shakur
Inca tribal name:Tupac Amaru means “shining serpent”
Shakur means “thankful to God”
...maybe THIS is poetry...
I remember the way
We would both say
We be together
Forever and a day
Well I guess that day
Came sooner than late
We're apart and away
And it feels so stray
N.G.E. wouldn't you say
I use to
Call u bay
And u use to obey
And I just wish we could
Let's look at...
Define the following terms into your notes:
Meter: a device used to measure poetry. The unit used is the metric "foot". The number of feet determines the metre of the poem. Four feet per line is called tetrametre, five feet pentametre, six feet sextametre etc. A "foot" is determined by a series of stressed and unstressed syllables.
Stressed/unstressed syllables: how syllables are pronounced or “stressed”
Iambic pentameter: unstressed/stressed repeated five times within a line ˘ ‘ / ˘ ‘ / ˘ ‘ / ˘ ‘ / ˘ ‘
The winds / that will / be howl / ing at / all hours
NOW Let's try composing
our own poem!
WHAT IT IS
A diamante poem is a poem in the shape of a diamond. Each line uses specific types of words, like adjectives and –ing words. It does not have to rhyme.
don't answer this right away...
We'll come back to it.
is it poetry?
Grew From Concrete
I got my business together
Wish I could get together
But timing is an error
Tell a lie
To you like ever
If I was even ever
Given another chance to
Like I died
And gone to heaven
Climbed inside a treasure
Died inside of pleasure like
Your smile is but of essence
Your child is so precious
It was paternally mine
But karma is a message
But I'mma try to test it
And scream for a blessing
And I hope that you would catch it
And one day you would come fallin
Out of the most highest cloud
Then ill be there to catch you
Yes, Ill be there to let you
Do da things
We didn't do before
Next time we have to stretch it
Do it never forget it
I never forgot
I wish dat we could
The authors big ideas
the revelation of