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Copy of Types of Poems

A basic introduction to some of the different types of poetry for an 8th grade Texas language arts classroom.

Michelle T

on 14 October 2012

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lyrical poetry definition: a short poem of personal feelings and emotions, which is often set to music Nothing Gold Can Stay
by Robert Frost

Nature's first green is gold, Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So dawn goes down to day. Her hardest hue to hold. Nothing gold can stay. So Eden sank to grief, epic poetry definition: a long, narrative poem, usually telling the story of gods, heroes, and supernatural events from "Idylls of the King"
by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
‘And near him stood the Lady of the Lake,
Who knows a subtler magic than his own—
Clothed in white samite, mystic, wonderful. She gave the King his huge cross-hilted sword,
Whereby to drive the heathen out: a mist
Of incense curled about her, and her face
Wellnigh was hidden in the minster gloom; But there was heard among the holy hymns
A voice as of the waters, for she dwells
Down in a deep; calm, whatsoever storms
May shake the world, and when the surface rolls,
Hath power to walk the waters like our Lord. narrative poetry definition: tells a story

purpose: to entertain "The Broken-Legg'd Man"
by John Mackey
Shaw I saw the other day when I went shopping in the store
A man I hadn't ever, ever seen in there before,
A man whose leg was broken and who leaned upon a crutch-
I asked him very kindly if it hurt him very much.
"Not at all!" said the broken-legg'd man. I ran around behind him for I thought that I would see
The broken leg all bandaged up and bent back at the knee;
But I didn't see the leg at all, there wasn't any there,
So I asked him very kindly if he had it hid somewhere.
"Not at all!" said the broken-legg'd man. "Then where," I asked him, "is it? Did a tiger bite it off?
Or did you get your foot wet when you had a nasty cough?
Did someone jump down on your leg when it was very new?
Or did you simply cut it off because you wanted to?"
"Not at all!" said the broken-legg'd man. "What was it then?" I asked him, and this is what he said:
"I crossed a busy crossing when the traffic light was red;
A big black car came whizzing by and knocked me off my feet."
"Of course you looked both ways," I said, "before you crossed the street."
"Not at all!" said the broken-legg'd man. "They rushed me to the hospital right quickly, "he went on,
"And when I woke in nice white sheets I saw my leg was gone;
That's why you see me walking now on nothing but a crutch."
"I'm glad," said I, "you told me, and I thank you very much!"
"Not at all!" said the broken-legg'd man. humorous poetry deals with amusing happenings that befall a person or animal "My Brother's Not a Werewolf"
by Kenn Nesbitt
My brother's not a werewolf
though it often looks that way.
He has to shave his whiskers
almost every single day. His feet are getting furry
and his hands are sprouting hair.
His voice is deep and growling
like a grumpy grizzly bear. He often sleeps throughout the day
and stays up half the night.
And if you saw the way he eats
you'd surely scream in fright. His clothes are ripped and dirty
like the stuff a werewolf wears.
His socks and shirts are shredded
and his pants have countless tears. If you should ever meet him
you'll discover what I mean.
My brother's not a werewolf;
he's just turning seventeen. free verse poetry definition: a poem without rhyme or regular meter. It has a casual irregular rhythm and sounds like everyday speech. Goals for Today #1: Identify the different types of poetry. #2: Explain the difference between each type of poem. purpose: to share the thoughts and feelings of the poet with others characteristics: short, emotions and feelings, musical rhythm & rhyme Check for Understanding:
1) How can I tell that this is a lyric poem?
2) What is the THEME of this poem?
3) What is the author's purpose?
purpose: to tell stories of great gods, heroes, and heroines characteristics: long, exaggerated/exciting/heroic events, supernatural beings or creatures, gods and heroes Check for Understanding:

1) What is the purpose of epic poetry?

2) How can I tell that this is a epic poem?

3) Infer: Why did people make up epic poetry? (Why do people need gods/goddesses/heroes?)

4. How are epic poetry & lyric poetry different? Check for Understanding:

1. What are the two purposes of this narrative poem?

2. Compare & contrast epic and narrative poetry. purpose: to express author's thoughts/feelings/experiences in a way that is easy to understand Exit Ticket 1. What are the four types of poetry that we discussed today?

2. Compare and contrast free verse and lyric poetry.

3. Compare and contrast narrative and epic poetry. Think-Pair-Share Tupac Shakur "The Rose that Grew From Concrete" Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack
In the concrete
Proving nature’s laws 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 even cared! A poem is a form of literature written in lines, or STANZAS.
What is a poem? - To understand the poet's thoughts and feelings on a subject
- To analyze the poet's DICTION so we can see the way words relate to one another
- To understand the effect that words can have on a reader
- To practice reading a more CHALLENGING type of text! Why do we read poems? How do I know what type of poem I am reading? Knowing what type of poem you are reading helps you understand what you should experience or feel while you are reading the poem. Why is it important? 1. Read a poem and tell me what type of poem it is.
2. Explain the difference between the four types of poems that we learned today.
By the end of the day, I will be able to.... Look for key CHARACTERISTICS (what it looks like, sounds like, or feels like) to find clues about what type of poem you are reading.
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