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Copy of Poetry
Transcript of Copy of Poetry
Rap? What is POETRY is the art of writing thoughts... ...ideas... ...and dreams... ...into imaginative language which can contain... ...verse... ...pause... ...meter... ...repetition... ...repetition... ...repetition... ...and/or RHYME! What is NOT poetry? Is this poetry?
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
bodies. What makes "Brothers..." a poem? Figurative Language Feelings, thoughts, or dreams Imaginative Language Verse Meter Repetition Rhyme Brothers Are the Same
by Beryl Markham So... if it looks like poetry
sounds like poetry
is it poetry? They are tall men, cleanly built and straight as teh 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... ...but not likely.
;) Let's look at... some poetry... ...vocabulary! Define the following terms into your notes:
Meter: The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
Foot: A unit of Meter. A foot can have two or three syllables.
Types of Feet:
Iambic - Unstressed then Stressed
To BE, or NOT, to BE
Trochaic - Stressed then Unstressed
DOUble, DOUble, TOIL and TROUble
Anapestic - 2 Unstressed then a Stressed
with the SHEEP in the FOLD and the COWS in their STALLS
Dactylic - Stressed then 2 Unstressed
LOVE a gain, SONG a gain, NEST a gain, YOUNG a gain
Spondaic - 2 Stressed
HEAT-BREAK, CHILD-HOOD, FOOT-BALL
Pyrrhic - Two unstressed (rare)
Rhyme - The similarity or likeness of sound existing between two words. A true rhyme should consist of identical sounding syllables that are stressed and the letters preceding the vowel should be different. (Run,Fun)
End Rhyme - the similarity occurs at the end of two or more lines of verse.
I wish that my room had a floor,
I don't so much care for a door,
Internal Rhyme - similarity occurring between two or more words in the same line of verse.
Once upon a midnight DREARY, while I pondered weak and WEARY, Meter: a device used to measure poetry. The unit used is the metric "foot".
The number of feet determines the metre of the poem.
Monometer = 1 foot
Dimeter = 2 feet
Trimeter = 3 feet
Tetrameter = 4 feet
Pentameter = 5 feet
A "foot" is determined by a series of stressed and unstressed syllables.
Stanza - Two or more lines of poetry that together form one of the divisions of a poem. The stanzas of a poem are usually of the same length and follow the same pattern of meter and rhyme. Rhyme Scheme - the pattern or sequence in which the rhyme occurs. The first sound is represented as an "a" the second as "b" and so on. Use the same letter every time a sound occurs.
The year's at the spring
And days at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hillside's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;
The snails on the thorn;
God's in his heaven -
All's right with the world!
Browning Alliteration - The repetition of the initial letter or sound in two or more words (Peter Parker Picked Peppers)
Assonance - The repetition of the vowel sound in two or more words in a line of verse (Lake, fate)
Consonance - The repetition of the consonant sound within two or more words in a line of verse (Who do you think you are?) Figures of Speech:
Symbol WHEW! NOW Let's try composing
our own poem! Look up…
From bleakening hills
Blows down the light, first breath
Of wintry wind…look up, and scent
The snow! Haiku softly sings
and a word picture is formed.
A feast for the mind. Annalise Brigham
Life is Music and Music Never Dies
Like the last sleep..
Hearts would be dry and barren
And chaos override the mind
Each of God’s creations sings its song
Life is music and music never dies! Holly Moore
loving, striving, achieving
happiness, communication, loneliness, separation
aging, declining, passing
death Another example Love by Dante Terrell Smith
I start to think, and then I sink
Into the paper, like I was ink
When I'm writing I'm trapped in between the line
I escape when I finish the rhyme (aiyyo)
My pops said he was in love when he made me
Thought about it for a second, wasn't hard to see
I could hear he was sincere, was a game of promotion
The entire affair's probably charged wit emotion
But love call your heart, I guess you got to persue
12-11-73 my life is testament Dante Terrell Smith
aka Mos Def Verse - Poetry is written in Verse as opposed to being written in Prose like narratives.
Types of Verse include:
Free Verse Rhymed Verse - Verse with end rhyme and usually a regular meter
They had a list
of bad to bet on,
But I insist
They're worse to get on.
Richard Armour Blank Verse - Lines of Iambic Pentameter without end rhymes
Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange that men should fear;
Seeing that death, a necessary end,
Will come when it come.
From Julius Caesar Free Verse - Lines that do not have a regular meter and do not contain rhyme
The voice of the last cricket
across the first frost
is one kind of good-by.
It is so think a splinter of singing
Carl Sandburg Simile - Comparison using like or as
Her eyes are like diamonds What is a metaphor? (ph)or comparing things without like or as
Her eyes are diamonds Personification - The giving of human characteristics to inanimate objects, ideas or animals
The wind whistled
Her heart cried out
The screams of cut trees Hyperbole - an exaggeration for the sake of emphasis
I am so hungry I could eat a horse.
Rivers of blood
as old as time
million times a day Antithesis - the balancing or contrasting of one term against another.
Fair is foul, and foul is fair. Apostrophe (not the punctuation mark ' ) - The addressing of someone or something, usually not present, as though present.
O Captain! My Captain! our fearful time is done.
Death, be not proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadful Symbol - a word or image that represents something else