Poetry Unit - Longwood Blogs

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WHAT IS POETRY?
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Expression of ideas and emotions through creative language and form.
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Parts of a poem:
• Lines
• Stanzas- formed by a series of lines and broken up into paragraph-like sections in a
poem.
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Two forms of poetry:
• Traditional- follows specific rules such as length, regular rhythm rhyme scheme
• Organic- DOES NOT follow any rules for pattern, rhythm or length.
CREATIVE LANGUAGE
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Rhythm- created by a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
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Meter- a regular pattern of rhythm
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Rhyme• End Rhyme- occurs at the end of each line in a poem
• Internal Rhyme- occurs within a line of poetry.
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Poetry is told by a SPEAKER.
“My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a watered shoot:
My heart is like an apple tree
Whose boughs are bent with thick set fruit;”
LITERARY DEVICES
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Tone- The attitude that an author/writer takes towards the poem in writing it.
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Mood- The feeling a reader gets through the tone, imagery, and figurative
language used.
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Imagery- descriptions created to appeal to the five senses: sight, smell, sound,
touch, and taste.
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Figurative Language- provides MORE description of sense and emotions.
• Example: He was angry.
He burned with anger.
LITERARY DEVICES
Alliteration- Repetition of the same letters or sounds at the beginning of words.
Consonance- Close repetition of similar consonant sounds
Assonance- Close repetition of similar vowel sounds.
Onomatopoeia- Words that represent or imitate the sound they describe. (example:
“Vroom;” “Buzz;” “Caw”)
Personification- Giving an inanimate or inhuman object human-like qualities.
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