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Poetry: What It Is/What It Isn't

Prezi guides us through our Poetry unit.
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Josh Flores

on 12 August 2015

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Transcript of Poetry: What It Is/What It Isn't

POETRY?
Etheree!
Slam!
Diamante!
Cinquain!
Haiku!
Rock -n- Roll?
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?
or
Why Not?
Brothers Are the Same
by Beryl Markham
They are tall men,
Cleanly built
And as 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.
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 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
Born 1971
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:

Alliteration

Assonance

Consonance

Couplet
Foot

Rhyme

Rhythm
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.
Rhyme Scheme
Quatrain
Stanza
Monometer
Soliloquy
Stressed/unstressed syllables: how syllables are pronounced or “stressed”
End Rhyme
Internal Rhyme

Iambic pentameter: unstressed/stressed repeated five times within a line ˘ ‘ / ˘ ‘ / ˘ ‘ / ˘ ‘ / ˘ ‘

Example:
The winds / that will / be howl / ing at / all hours
WHEW!
NOW Let's try composing
our own poem!
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