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AN INTRODUCTION TO POETRY
Transcript of AN INTRODUCTION TO POETRY
What is great poetry? Or shall we say,
Is it the poem's
depth of meaning
something else entirely
"The rhythmic creation of beauty."
- Edgar Allen Poe
To become comfortable with the
of poetry, you must first understand terms such as:
rhyme, alliteration, assonance, consonance,
How do we rate the level of
in regards to
First we must understand terms such as
free verse, meter, stanza, and repetition.
THE EASIEST OF POETIC SOUNDS....
Now we must
all of our knowledge we've gained from previous areas -
Imagery, Sound, and Form
- and use them to develop an understanding for the
within each poem.
are an easy starting point for using imagery.
Haiku make-up consists of
5 syllables -
I wake, reluctant;
7 syllables -
too cold to get out of bed
5 syllables -
I have to pee.
Simply focus on capturing a
. Go ahead, try it out for a while....
Young writers may tend to fall back on the use of
when the writing gets tough.
image in the mind of your readers.
"the picture the poet creates"
To fully understand and discuss
, you must first understand literary terms like the following:
"Mr. Bonds is a major-league baseball player", Ruby said.
Depth of Meaning
“A poem is a close relative
of the riddle – a curiosity that invites us to unravel its mystery.” - Leland Ryken
OZYMANDIAS of EGYPT by: P.B. SHELLEY