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Transcript of Poetry
Meaning:Poetry is a word of Greek origin. It comes from a verb which means "to make, or to to create".
A poem is simply just something made or created,and put in words.
Did you know?
Did you know there is six different types of poetry. These are called poetry devices.
Alliteration is the repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables of an English language phrase used in poetry.
Example poem of Alliteration
The Wonderful Wind
The wonderful wind whistles
Repeated reminders throughout the day
Telling tales of what is coming
Predicting and preparing us to pray.
The wise wind sometimes whispers
The secrets that have been secretly hid.
Poetry by Natasha Niemi
Onomatopoeia is defined as a word, which imitates the natural sounds of a thing. It creates a sound effect that mimics the thing described, making the description more expressive and interesting.
Example Poem of Onomatopoeia
My boys are my brothers
Without the aid of my father and my mother.
They don’t bounce when the bullets fly.
They stand up straight when my enemies drive by.
Many are called friends;
Fewer are called brothers -
A homey who gives his life for another.
Poetry by: Natasha Niemi
By: Cierra Tripp
7th Grade Poetry Project
Personification is one of the most commonly used and recognized literary devices. It refers to the practice of attaching human traits and characteristics with inanimate objects, phenomena and animals.
Willows bend to their partners
while the spruces curtsey in response.
Cherry trees form a circle
and the oaks dance just like debutantes
of woodpeckers tapping on their trunks
and squirrels chattering in the boughs.
Listen to the sounds of nature’s chorus
What fun it does arouse.
Poetry By: Sharon Hendricks
A simile is a figure of speech that makes a comparison, showing similarities between two different words or part of speech.
Chirping non-stop, like a machine in the trees,
Building their nest like little worker bees.
They sing their songs, like chatter-boxes.
As regular as alarm clocks,
Waking people up each day.
They are silent at night,
Like snakes advancing on prey.
By: Natasha Niemi
Example poem of Simile
Metaphor is a figure of speech which makes an implicit, implied or hidden comparison between two things or objects that are poles apart from each other but have some characteristics common between them.
In other words, a resemblance of two contradictory or different objects is made based on a single or some common characteristics
I look in the mirror at the beginning of each day, and ask myself what mask should I place on my face today.
No not the sad one it's too revealing, I don't want to show the world my true feelings.
For the mask that you can see camouflages the true me.
It's my public face that I remove each night, when I bare my soul the mirrors light.
It's the one meant for only my eyes to see it speaks of all my history.
It tells of my youth and girlish ways, my adolescents and my young womans dreams.
It tells of good times of which I had my share of love lost and pain so hard to bear.
So I choose my mask so carefully, to cover the face that was given to me, the one that was meant for only my eyes to see.
Imagery means to use figurative language to represent objects, actions and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses
Usually it is thought that imagery makes use of particular words that create visual representation of ideas in our minds. The word imagery is associated with mental pictures.
However, this idea is but partially correct. Imagery, to be realistic, turns out to be more complex than just a picture. It is using imagination.
My Summer Day
Blue green like a crayon is the glistening, warm water.
The brownish sand is warm between my welcoming toes.
The excited shouts of the little kids
As they send loud bursts of water at each other.
Assortment of tan bodies stretch along their beach,
A chain of diversity thriving in the sun..
The red, yellow, and blue kites
Gracefully dot the sky.
This is the life on the beach!
By: Natasha Niemi
A symbol is literary device that contains several layers of meaning, often concealed at first sight, and is representative of several other aspects/ concepts/ traits than those that are visible in the literal translation alone.
Symbol is using an object or action that means something more than its literal meaning
O, my luve’s like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June
O, my luve’s like the melodie
That's sweetly play’d in tune
As fair art thou, my bonie lass
So deep in luve am I
And I will luve thee still, my Dear
Till a' the seas gang dry
Till a' the seas gang dry, my Dear
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun!
O I will luve thee still, my Dear
While the sands o' life shall run
And fare the weel, my only love!
And fare the well awhile!
And I will come again, my love.
Tho it were ten thousand mile!
By: Robert Burns, 1869
“A Red, Red Rose”
Part II: Types of Poems
There are five types of poems
What is an Elegy poem?
Chidioch Tichborne (1558-1586)
On September the nineteenth 1586 in London Tower
When the bloom of his young life was decaying like a flower
Dying in the cool winds of the early Fall
In words his tragic life he did recall.
Chidioch Tichborne to something beautiful to gave life
In his farewell elegy to Agnes his wife
An elegy still read and popular today
True greatness can be slow for to meet decay.
Accused as being in a failed plot to murder Elizabeth England's Queen
His best days as a poet he had not seen
Hung drawn and quartered a brutal way to die
Such a death to justice surely gives the lie.
Executed in his twenty eight year even in those times that was young
But he did not remain as one unsung
His gift of life may have been snatched from him in his prime
But his life story and his elegy have withstood the test of time.
By: Francis Duggan
poem is a sad poem : a poem that expresses sorrow for someone who is dead, or to express the deaths of people.
It is bassicially a poem of sorrow.
is a lyric poem in the form of an address to a particular subject, often elevated in style or manner and written in varied or irregular meter.
It is a poem meant to be sung.
What is an Ode Poem?
A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents;
You would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
And when not being utilized to aid in locomotion,
It often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.
O Spot, the complex levels of behavior you display
Connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.
Example Ode Poem
Poetic Verse Form
A limerick is a form of poetry, especially one in five-line anapestic meter with a strict rhyme scheme, which is sometimes obscene with humorous intent.
There once was a very cute kitten,
Who liked to sleep in a mitten.
As she slept the dog licked her,
But this didn’t quite fit her
So she climbed out as if she’d been bitten
A Lyric poem is a short poem of songlike quality.
Ode to Joy
by Buster Baxter
I've had cabbage, lettuce, blackberries
Pasta, oats and strawberries
Bagels, beans and hot dogs
Eggplant, ham and cheese logs
I've had pumpkin and potato
Truffles and tomato
Diced, sliced, cubed and riced
Boiled and fried
Soaked and dried
Burgers, tacos, ice cream too
Radishes red and berries blue
Despite all this, I'm feeling thinner...
Still, that was lunch, now what's for dinner?
Narrrative poem is a form of poetry that tells a story
Narrative poem Example
Sweetest Love Note
One night a guy & a girl were
driving home from the movies. The
boy sensed there was
something wrong because of the painful
silence they shared between them
that night. The girl then asked the boy to pull over
because she wanted to talk. She told him that her
feelings had changed & that it was time to move on.
A silent tear slid down his cheek as he
slowly reached into his pocket & passed her a folded note.
At that moment, a drunk driver was speeding down
that very same street. He swerved
right into the drivers seat, killing the boy.
Miraculously, the girl survived. Remembering the note, she
pulled it out & read it.
"Without your love, I would die."