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My Poetry Scrapbook
Transcript of My Poetry Scrapbook
March, 28th, 2011 Poetry A bit of history:
Poetry comes from the Greek word ''poesis'', which means ''making'' or ''creating''. It has been around for hundreds of years: even the prehistoric societies used it to describe cultural events or tell stories. There are many kinds of poems, from the acrostic, a very old type of poem, to the rap, a more modern style of poetry. Haiku Wondering under the cherry blossoms...
Water droplets falling : my glass being filled,
By the loss of my wife. Tortured mind An Haiku often talks about every day experiences involving objects from nature. It is a very simple type of peotry, as it is composed of three lines, with the first and last a bit shorter than the second one. It does not need to rhyme and usually shows the reader something he can refer to. Limerick A limerick is a five line poem, where the first, the second and the fifth lines rhyme together, and where the third and the fourth do the same. Also, it usually tells a short humoristic story.
No one knows where it truly comes from, but it was popularised by Edward Lear. Acrostic The word acrostic comes from the Greek word ''acros'', which means ''outermost'' and ''stichos'', which means ''line of poetry''. Acrostic poems are very easy to create. The only rule to respect is that the first letters of each line have to form a word downwards or upwards. Double and tripple acrostics also exist, but they are much more complicated to write. Calla Lily Colorful flowers of all kinds rest in my garden, but,
All I can see, is them...
Luring my head from one place to the next,
Longingly hoping to escape this magically captivating presence, but,
All I can see, is you...
Like the stunning calla lilies, you are
Immensly beautiful and attractive! Yet poisonous, deadly.
Like the elegant calla lilies,
You are... Dangerously irrisistible. Cinquain Cinquain poems were invented by Adelaide Crapsey in 1911.
They are composed of five lines, which are formed respectively by 2, 4, 6, 8 and 2 syllables. Finally, when writing a cinquain poem, it is important to remember that the whole poem needs to flow: if each line is a finished sentence, it will disinterest the readers. The tree Slowly
Grows, under our
Nose, spreading joy around,
With no songs, no love, nothing but
Pure life ! Epitaph An epitaph is a an inscription, written in prose or poetry, on a tomb. Originating from Egypt, it was also used by the Greeks and Romans. It is composed of the last words about a person who passed away. This sum of life can be serious or humoristic. Ballad The ballad come from folksong which use to tell exciting or very sad stories. It is related to a universal theme, such as death, love, friendship...
Also, the traditionnal British ballads are composed of four lines stanzas, where the second and the fourth lines rhyme. Canzone A canzone is what we describe more commonly as a song.In fact, canzone is an italian word coming from the Latin ''cantio'', which means ''song''.
It is similar to the ballad, but its theme doesn't have to be universal. It is always recited with a very present musical background, which makes it a unique type of poetry and also gives it character.
It is very easy to write, since it can have any lenght and any form. Rap Rap is an english word that means ''to talk''. It was first created in Africa, where it was more of an oral tradition and where the rythmic background was made with part of the human bodies (ex.: clapping hands). In our days, rap is mainly used to make a message pass. It doesn't have any specific form, since the only rule to making a good rap is that it has to work in harmony with the musical background. Calla lilies are terribly beautiful, but they are also a member of the poisonous specie:Zantedeschia. Sadly, the whole plant is highly toxic. A tricky crook There was an old crook from Thames,
Who always changed names,
So he never got caught,
But when he died, everybody forgot
About that tricky old crook from Thames. Thames is a city of New Zealand, which was founded during the great gold mining rush. You might want to enjoy some delicate classical music before vieiwing the presentation. Simply click the play button! Once finished, you can continue your trip! Watch out! You know, every body wishes to be cool
Weither you need to get some bad marks
Or make some sparks!
I mean, it used to be fun,
Always gettint into fights,and never needing to run.
You get yourself all the girls
And then steal a couple of pearls.
But these good times pass
And as you get older,
You realise you should have listened in class,
Except, it's over!
You can't go back in time
Otherwise, I wouldn't be writing these rhymes!
Now I realise what I should have done,
Ignore all the other's regards
So I wouldn't have finished my life as a bum.
Work hard kids,
Don't care about the others,
When you'll have a family and a job you'll enjoy your life much better.
Because you can never undo what you did! I want more Please be mine, my very own sunshine!
Your beauty makes me numb, your beauty makes my die, your beauty is divine!
For you have bewitched me body and soul,
With your dazzling eyes and captivating stroll.
Alas, I tasted your love!
Alas, I want more!
My passion for you is burning with desire,
As an incessant fire.
Your magical hair, as the fierce mighty sea,
Curls and curves into a labyrinth of sublimity!
You fill me with lust!
You fill me with hope!
You fill me with strenght!
Alas, I tasted your love!
Alas, I want more! Crossing the river On this dazzling day, my dear,
Let's cross the river.
Abandon your fear,
For we shall remain together.
Divine flowers and trees
Grow upon the other side.
Follow me to this gift of life,
And I shall make you my bride.
I'll surely follow you, my love,
For you are the only one...
But the old father, passing by,
Wise as he was, warned his son:
Be careful young man,
As you may be brave and strong,
But your delicate woman might be swept away,
By the current's song.
Don't you worry old man,
My beloved is brave and strong.
She will easily cross the river:
Nothing will go wrong.
Yet the foolish girl,
Who had never swam before,
Drowned before his very eyes,
And never reached the shore.
I should have thought twice, my dear,
As a brief reflexion
Can often avoid your biggest fear,
And a lot of frustration. ARATA HIDEO's Epithaph At last, the chariot of death with wheels of time has taken me.
My life ending in this tragedy:
Sailing I was, on the beautiful yet mean sea,
When I was carried away by the great tsunami.
Let these last words be my apology,
For not saving my once great family. If you wish to enjoy some baroque music before the reading of this ballad, feel free to press the play button. Here is some instrumental background music that I would strongly recommand before the discovery of my rap poem.