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Intro to POETRY. Mr. S

Poetry Unit notes English CMHS

Jacob Schilleci

on 3 May 2018

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Transcript of Intro to POETRY. Mr. S

" NOT a Project !"
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
-Robert Frost
type of rhythmic compressed language that uses figures of speech to appeal to the reader's emotions and imagination
Types Of Verse

/ ˘ ˘ / ˘ ˘ / / ˘ /
Now is | the win- | ter of | our dis- | con- tent
Blank Verse-
Blank Verse means that the poetry is written in nonrhythmic iambic pentameter.
Blank Verse means that the poetry is not rhymed.
Iambic pentameter means that each line contains 5 metrical feet that consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable
Free Verse-
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme. Poets in free verse often try to capture the rhymes of the ordinary speech.
Rhymed Verse-
Poetry is written in a rhymed format.
Types of Rhyme : End rhyme, internal rhyme, and approximate rhyme.
Rhyme Scheme-
The pattern of rhymes in a poem.
abba, abab, abbac...
The pattern is indicated in letters.
Ex: There was once a big brown cat
That liked to eat a lot of mice
He got all round and fat
because they tasted so nice .
Two rhyming lines make up a rhyming couplet.
EX: Starfish , starfish in the ocean
moving along in the motion
Quatrains are four rhyming lines
If you use quatrains, you can rhyme just two of the four lines, or you can rhyme the last words in every line.
Ex: Tiger , Tiger burning bright,
In the forest of the night
what immortal hand or eye
could frame thy fearful symmetry

Figurative language is writing or speech not meant to be interpreted literally
Giving human qualities to inanimate, or not human things.
Ex: She did not realize the opportunity that was knocking at her door.
Combining words that appear to have opposite meanings
Ex: Living Dead, Virtual Reality
An exaggeration so great that it cannot be believed.
Ex. "I have like 1,000,000 friends."
A word that imitates a sounds
Ex: woosh! haha ! moo !
Comparing unlike objects using: like, as, then, resembles.
Ex: Good coffee is like friendship , rich, warm, and strong.
Comparing unlike objects by saying something "is" something else.
Ex: But my heart is a lonely hunter, that hunts on a lonely hill.
Descriptive language that appeals to the senses.
Ex: He fumed and charged like an angry bull .
A statement, idea, a situation that seems contradictory, but actually expresses a truth.
Ex: "Though this be madness, yet there is method in't."
An allusion is a reference to a well known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art.
Ex: "I was not born in a manger. I was actually born on Krypton and sent here by my father, Jor-el, to save the Planet Earth."
- reference to Super Man
A pun is a play on words involving a word with two or more different meanings.
Or two words that sound alike or have a different meaning.
Ex: It happened 24 hours ago , but it felt like yesterday .
The substitution of a more agreeable term for one considered rash, blunt, or offensive
Ex. "The 'reconstruction' of New Orleans has become a euphemism for the destruction of the city's cultural and historic heritage."
A phrase, line, or word in poetry or song repeated in regular or intervals
Used for emphasis
A symbol is anything that stands for something else.

Ex: Whenever she turned to look flowers bloomed in response to her gaze.
What Is Poetry ?
repetition of the initial sounds of words.
Ex: Eric’s eagle eats eggs, enjoying each episode of eating.
Maya Angelou (1928 - present)
E. E. Cummings (1894 - 1962)
Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
Shel Silverstein (1930 - 1999)
Theodore Seuss Geisel - Dr. Suess
Trent Reznor
Tupac Shakur
Christopher George Latore Wallace
- Biggie Smalls
- Notorious B.I.G.
Bob Marley
Gerard Way - My Chemical Romance
Tim McIlrath - Rise Against
A few famous poets you may have heard of:
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