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Transcript of Quatrain

Quatrain Mingda Jia, Adam Dong, Richard Sun Career
The Tyger
William Blake
Tyger Tyger. burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye.
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies.
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat.
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain,
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp.
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears
And watered heaven with their tears:
Did he smile His work to see?
Did he who made the lamb make thee?

Tyger Tyger burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry? Faith: Two variants
by emily Dickinson
Faith is a fine invention
When gentlemen can see,
But microscopes are prudent
In an emergency.

Faith is a fine invention
For gentlemen who see;
But microscopes are prudent
In an emergency. Favourite issues
Life and death Favourite Issues
Life, death, and pain.

www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/ Definition A poem, unit or stanza of four lines of verse, usually with a rhyme scheme of ABAB or its variant, XBYB or the rhyming fourline groups that make up the first eight or twelve lines of a sonnet History Quatrain is derived from Middle French, from quatre four, from Latin quattuor. Its first known use is found in 1585.
Various forms of Quatrain poetry appears in poems from ancient civilizations including Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome and continues into the 21st century, where it is seen in works published in several languages. Forms Ballad Stanza[has many variations of rhyme and line length. The basic Ballad Stanza consists of four lines with an alternating couplet and lines that alternate from four iambic feet to three.
x x x x x x x a
x x x x x b
x x x x x x x c
x x x x x b Italian Quatrain[consists of an envelope rhyme using iambic pentameter.
x x x x x x x x x a
x x x x x x x x x b
x x x x x x x x x b
x x x x x x x x x a

Long Measure[a variation of Common Measure, and consists of three rhymes of iambic tetrameter, (4 feet).
x x x x x x x a
x x x x x x x b
x x x x x x x c
x x x x x x x b Emily Dickinson Born in Amherst, Massachusetts
December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886
A prominent but not wealthy family
Emily Dickinson's great grandfather, Samuel Dickinson, had almost single-handedly founded Amherst College
She likes white cloths. Challenges
Deaths were around her, her family members, friends died continually.
She has mental diaseas ( melancholic ) in 1844
Emily Dickinson died at the age of 55, the cause of death is Bright's disease. Dickinson spent seven years at the Academy
The school's principal at the time, says that Dickinson was "very bright" and "an excellent scholar, faithful in all school duties".
Dickinson was a prolific private poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime.
She is a successful poet, people say she is the greatest poet in America.


Have you ever really felt alone,
In a room crowded, with people
With the buzz of conversation,
Ignoring, wanting to decouple?

Have you ever really felt alone,
With someone lying next to you,
And you don't really feel her there,
When you belong to someone new.

Have you ever had to carry on,
That nothing seems to be amiss
And yet your mind is miles away
To where your heart still exists.

Ryter Roethicle Freedom in Form

Old Petrarch introduced Italian styles;
his sonnets and quatrains inspired Will-
whose poetry in turn, caused hearts to thrill.
Each line runs on five iambic feet- beguiles.

His rhyme scheme is enveloping, it smiles,
a-b-b-a, as end words flow, fulfill
the parameter’s prescribed course and drill;
yet form does not constrict, it’s versatile.

Leny Roovers The Little Boy Lost

"Father, father where are you going?
Oh do not walk so fast!
Speak,father, speakto your little boy,
Or else I shall be lost."

The night was dark, no father was there,
The child was wet with dew;
The mire was deep, and the child did weep,
And away the vapour flew.

William Blake
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