poetry is a short text that conveys a certain feeling by using formatting (stanzas), dialect, and can contain things like fragmented sentences
uses “like” or “as” to compare 2 unlike thingsMake the speaker seem slightly unsureEX: Her hair is blowing like a kite in the wind.
Cpmpares 2 unlike things (are)figurative => actualmore authoritativeEX: Her hair is a kite in the wind.
Parts of a metaphor- Tenor
actual thing that is being discussedher HAIR is a kite in the wind
Parts of a metaphor- Vehicle
Thing that it is being compared to (usually figurative)her hair is a KITE in the wind
Language that is used because it is pleasing to the ear
Repeating a certain soundHot Hearted (H) Beowulf was Bent upon Battle (B)*Don’t overuse or it will become a tongue twister*
Repetition of vowel soundssAme dAy (A)hOp scOtch (O)*Rhymes are NOT* a,e,i,o,u *y (when it makes a ya sound)
Words that sound the same because they have the same number of syllables
focuses on repetition of a consonance sound in the middle or end of a word”…
as she gently sways at ease” (“z” sound)
Words that imitate sound “boom” “pow” “bang” “crash”
Strong wording that allows the reader to put themselves into the text by gathering an image in their minds
HOW TO WRITE A FREE VERSE POEM
-eliminate unnecessary words-Create line breaks >short: drama, tension (think staccato) >long: emotional release > medium: clarity-Exchange dull wording Ex: Sadness => Sorrow-Add poetic devices
Little Willie Poems
– 4 lines (quatrain)- AABB rhyme scheme- Categorized by.
.. >Gore/Mischief >Little Willie is a small child >Adults are absent/clueless >British and propper
-14 lines-Rhyme Scheme-Typically No title
-3 quatrains>abab cdcd efef-1 couplet >gg
-3 quatrains>abab bcbc cdcd-1 couplet >ee
4 lines that go togetherex: ababex: abba
2 lines that rhymeex: aa
8 lines that go togetherex: abbaabba
6 lines that go togetherex: ababab
-Love-Meditative-Nature-Elegiac (expressing sorrow)-Celebratory
=> Starts with a question or problem=> Most of the poem concerns itself with an attempt to work out the problem=> At the end, the problem is solved, question is answered, or there is a turn of events
Continuing a thought onto the next line.
-3 lines -syllabic pattern (5,7,5)- Japanese origin- Traditional Haiku’s deal with nature
-define unknown words-read once at regular speed for a gist-take apart line by line/stanza by stanza-Identify poetic devices-Analyze Title-What is the tone?-Who is the speaker?-Interpretation-Textual Connection