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poetry hand book

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poetic hand book by: Nicholas Dunnigan 1. Alliteration
The repetition of a constant sound.
“Fetched fresh, as I suppose, off some sweet wood.” 2. Allusion
A reference to something in literature, film, or pop culture
“I was surprised his nose was not growing like Pinocchio’s.” 3. Blank verse
An un-rhymed line of poetry or prose.
“When I see birches bend to the left and right/ across the lines straighter darker trees/ I like to think that somebody’s been swinging them.” 4. Connotation.
The suggesting of a meaning by a word other than what it explicitly claims
“In the earth the wilderness has no evil…it is thought of as an expression of the unity and harmony of the universe.” 5. Hyperbole
A figure of speech involving exaggeration
In the title of the poem “song: go catch a falling star.” 6. Imagery
A pattern of related aspects of language, when referring to images to put that image into the readers head.
“on a starry winter night in Portugal/ where the ocean kissed the southern shore/ there a dream I never thought would come to pass/ came and went like time spent through an hourglass.” 7. Lyric poem
A type of poem characterized by brevity, compression, and the expression of feeling.
“Western wind, when will thou blow/ the smell of rain down can rain?/ Christ, if my love where in my arms/ and I in my bed again!” 8. Metaphor
A comparison between two unlike things and it is not using like or as.
“shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” 9. Onomatopoeia
The use of words to imitate sounds.
“When Ajax strives some rock’s vast weight to throw, the line too labors, and the words move slow.” 10. Personification
The endowment of inanimate objects or abstract concepts with animate or living qualities.
“the stars danced playfully in the moonlit sky” “ thee run down house appeared depressed.” “ the first rays of morning tiptoed through the meadow” “ she did not realize that opportunity was knocking on her door” “ he did not realize that his last chance was walking out the door” “ the bees played hide and seek with the flowers as they buzzed from one to another’ The white Rabbit in Alice in
is an example of personification
because white rabbits wouldn't normally run yelling "I'M LATE!" 11. Repetition
An instance of using any point such as a word, phrase or clause more than once. Dwelling on a point.
“Pete and repeat where on a boat, Pete fell off, who was left, repeat.” 12. Rhyme
When the final vowel or consonant sound matches in two or more words.
“Whenever Richard Cory went down to town,/ we people on the pavement looked at him;/ he was a gentleman from sole to crown/ clean favored and imperially slim.” 13. Sonnet
A fourteen line poem in iambic pentameter.
“the creatures that could fly, flew out this night/ they brought forth their powers, with them their might/ the black dragon is the largest on the list/ they are the strongest, waving their clawed fist./ Next would have to be the fairies so trim/ wielding dark talents purely on a whim/ the dark gargoyles fly around with great ease/ Spreading the fear of death and dire disease/ as sure as you think the darkness would win/ an angle flies high way up in heaven she saves the earth from all evil around/ drops down some angel dust right to the ground./ and quick as a flash evil leaves this place/ angels left to sing the beauty of grace.’ 14. Simile
A figure of speech involving a comparison between unlike things using like, as, or as though.
“my love is a red, red rose.’ 15. Symbol
An object or action in a literary work that means more that the literal definition. The road in Robert frost’s “ the road not taken. poetic terms my own poems Six Haiku's that tell a story Micheal wakes up to
find that his dog is missing
"OH MY GOD! HE'S GONE!" "What should i do?" he
asked while pacing back and fourth
"I must look for him." Micheal is looking
but cant find anything. then
he see's a tailed man. Micheal runs after
him. "stop that man!" he yells loud.
No one seems to care. He catches the man.
"GIVE HIM TO ME!" Micheal says.
but he IS his dog. "i am a human"
"you are just way to stupid
to have noticed it." song lyrics "Why is this happening to us?
what did we do to deserve this injustice?
Why is this happening to us?
is it at all in our power to stop this?"
asked the young sad boy,
who said things existed to be destroyed
and when he had his chance to destroy
it was taken away in a mere day
and he said while crying
and through his sincerity you could tell he was not lying.
"why is this happening to us..." This lyric from the song time warp in the rocky horror picture show is an examples of song lyrics cause it is a lyric from a song. example poems The dream keeper by: Langston Hughes Bring me all of your dreams,
You dreamers,
Bring me all of your
Heart melodies
That I may wrap them
In a blue cloud-cloth
Away from the too-rough fingers
Of the world these three lines are an exampel of the
blank verse poetic tenique, a blank verse in an un- rhymed line of poetry of prose. how this technique aplies to these three lines it can also apply to the whole poem because this poem does not rhyme. Every ghetto every city by: Lauryn Hill I was just a little girl
Skinny legs, a press and curl
My mother always thought I'd be a star
But way before my record deal,
The streets that nurtured Lauryn Hill
Made sure that I'd never go too far
Every ghetto, every city and suburban place I've been
Make me recall my days in the New Jerusalem
Story starts at Hootaville grew up next to Ivy Hill
When kids were stealing quartervilles for fun
"Kill the guy" in Carter park
Rode a Mongoose 'til it's dark
Watching kids show off the stolen ones
Every ghetto, every city and suburban place I've been
Make me recall my days in New Jerusalem You know it's hot, don't forget what you've got
Looking back,
Looking back, looking back, looking back
You know it's hot, don't forget what you've got
Looking back
Thinking back, thinking back, thinking back
A bag of Bontons, twenty cents and a nickel
Springfield Ave. had the best popsicles
Saturday morning cartoons and Kung-Fu
Main street roots tonic with the dreds
A beef patty and some coco bread
Move the patch from my Lees to the tongue of my shoe
'Member Frelng-Huysen used to have the bomb leather
Back when Doug Fresh and Slick Rick were together
Looking at the crew, we thought we'd all live forever You know it's hot, don't forget what you've got
Looking back
Thinking back, thinking back, thinking back
You know it's hot, don't forget what you've got
Looking back
Thinking back, thinking back, thinking back Drill teams on Munn street
Remember when Hawthorne and Chancellor had beef
Moving Records was on Central Ave.
I was there at dancing school
South Orange Ave. at Borlin pool
Unaware of what we didn't have
Writing your friends' names on your jeans with a marker July 4th races off of Parker
Fireworks at Martin stadium
The Untouchable P.S.P., where all them crazy niggers be
And car thieves got away through Irvington
Hillside brings beef with the cops
Self-Destruction record drops
And everybody's name was Muslim
Sensations and '88 attracted kids from out-of-state
And everybody used to do the wop
Jack, Jack, Jack ya body
Nah, the Biz Mark used to amp up the party
I wish those days, they didn't stop
Every ghetto, every city and suburban place I've been
Make me recall my days in New Jerusalem You know it's hot, don't forget what you've got
Looking back
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back
You know it's hot, don't forget what you've got
Looking back
Thinking back, thinking back, thinking back

Thinking back, thinking back, thinking back This song is a perfect example
of the poetic technique imagery.
these lines in this song such as "a press a curl"
"ridding a mongoose till it's dark" or "Springfield street had the best popsicles" vivdly put the images of a young tomboyish girl enjoying her childhood ridding her bike, getting popsicles, or her use of beauty products all while living in a ghetto. What sizzles
In boiling
Oil
Is the world’s
Pleasure:
French
fries
go
into the pan
like the morning swan’s
snowy
feathers
and emerge
half-golden from the olive’s
crackling amber.
Garlic
Lends them
Its earthy aroma,
Its spice,
Its pollen that braved reefs.
Then,
dressed
anew
in ivory suits, they fill our plates
with repeated abundance,
and the delicious simplicity of the soil
ode to french fries by: Neruda this poem about how fantastic french fries are
is a good example of the poetic technique, simile. because it is comparing two unlike things while using like or as "French fries go into the pan like the morning swan's snowy feathers." The Poison By: Hans Mangus Enzensberger Not, as it used to be, round,
Little, grain, sealed
Like a berry, a pea,
Tiny, concealed in a ring,
A capsule, private, minimal,
Secret like an idee fixe,

But manifest like the sea,
Ponderous and normal,
Widely distributed, like the wind
Unleashed, cloudy, orderless
And as impalpable, omni-
Present as god was once

Who, a private grain,
Little, weighs less and less,
Like a pea, secret,
Like a deadly nightside seed
In one’s breast, sealed
Like an idee fixe

This poem is a good example
of the poetic technique repetition because the
phrase idee fixe is repeated more then once
through out the poem Has anyone seen the boy who used to come here?
Round-faced trouble-maker, quick to find a joke,
Slow to be serious, red shirt,
Perfect coordination, sly, strong muscled,
With things always in his pocket: reed flute,
Worn pick, polished and ready for his talent
You know the one.
Have you heard the stories about him?
Pharaoh and the whole Egyptian world
Collapsed for such a joseph.
I’d gladly spend years getting word
Of him, even third or fourth hand.

Has Anyone Seen the Boy? By: Rumi This Poem by Rumi is a good
example of the poetic technique hyperbole
because the pharaoh and the whole egyptian world
did not collapse for this boy in the poem. its an exaggeration. poems i found You ought to know Mr. Mistoffelees!
The Original Conjuring Cat--
(There can be no doubt about that).
Please listen to me and don't scoff. All his
Inventions are off his own bat.
There's no such Cat in the metropolis;
He holds all the patent monopolies
For performing suprising illusions
And creating eccentric confusions.
At prestidigitation
And at legerdemain
He'll defy examination
And deceive you again.
The greatest magicians have something to learn
From Mr. Mistoffelees' Conjuring Turn.
Presto!
Away we go!
And we all say: OH!
Well I never!
Was there ever
A Cat so clever
As Magical Mr. Mistoffelees!

He is quiet and small, he is black
From his ears to the tip of his tail;
He can creep through the tiniest crack,
He can walk on the narrowest rail.
He can pick any card from a pack,
He is equally cunning with dice;
He is always deceiving you into believing
That he's only hunting for mice.
He can play any trick with a cork
Or a spoon and a bit of fish-paste;
If you look for a knife or a fork
And you think it is merely misplaced--
You have seen it one moment, and then it is gawn!
But you'll find it next week lying out on the lawn.

And we all say: OH!
Well I never!
Was there ever
A Cat so clever
As Magical Mr. Mistoffelees!

His manner is vague and aloof,
You would think there was nobody shyer--
But his voice has been heard on the roof
When he was curled up by the fire.
And he's sometimes been heard by the fire
When he was about on the roof--
(At least we all heard that somebody purred)
Which is incontestable proof
Of his singular magical powers:
And I have known the family to call
Him in from the garden for hours,
While he was asleep in the hall.
And not long ago this phenomenal Cat
Produced seven kittens right out of a hat!
And we all said: OH!
Well I never!
Did you ever
Know a Cat so clever
As Magical Mr. Mistoffelees!

This poem entitled Mr.Mistoffelees
by T.S. Elliot is a good example of
the poetic technique rhyme. This poem
rhymes in the lines "Presto!" "and we all say OH!"
"he can crrep through the tinniest crack" "he can pick any card from a pack." Mr.Mistoffelees By:T.S. Elliot Stairway to heaven By: Robert Plant There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven.

There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.

There's a feeling I get when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.

And it's whispered that soon if we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long
And the forests will echo with laughter.

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now,
It's just a spring clean for the May queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on.
And it makes me wonder.

Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know,
The piper's calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind.

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all is one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.

And she's buying a stairway to heaven.


This song by Robert plant
is an excellent example of the poetic technique
symbolism. the stairway is a symbol for going to heaven the entire "and as we wind on down the road' verse is telling about peoples live and the uselessness of money "all that glitters is gold" is a symbol for money. Works cited See hard copy of bibliography
turned in with hard copy of poems.
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