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Title: Poetry

Kelly Locker 7th Grade Language Arts Graves
County Middle School Poetry
  • Vocabulary

  • Alliteration
  • Repetition of initial consonant sounds
  • Allusion
  • A reference to a well-known person, place, event,
    literary work, or work of art
  • Ballad
  • A song-like poem that tells a story
  • Blank Verse
  • Poetry written in unrhymed, ten-syllable lines

  • Concrete Poem
  • A poem with a shape that suggests its subject
  • Figurative Language
  • Writing that is not meant to be taken literally
  • Free Verse
  • Poetry not written in a regular rhythmical
    pattern or meter
  • Haiku
  • A three-lined Japanese verse

  • Image
  • A word or phrase that appeals to one or more of
    the five senses
  • Lyric Poem
  • Highly musical verse that expresses the
    observations and feelings of a single speaker
  • Metaphor
  • A figure of speech in which something is
    described as though it were something else

  • Mood
  • The feeling created in the reader by a literary
  • Narrative Poem
  • A story told in verse
  • Onomatopoeia
  • The use of words that imitate sounds
  • Personification
  • A type of figurative language in which a
    non-human subject is given human characteristics

  • Refrain
  • A regularly repeated line or group of lines in a
  • Repetition
  • The use, more than once, of any element of
  • Rhyme
  • Repetition of sounds at the end of words
  • Rhyme Scheme
  • A regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem

  • Rhythm
  • Pattern of beats or stresses in spoken or written
  • Simile
  • A figure of speech that uses like or as to make a
    direct comparison between two unlike ideas

My love is like a red rose.
  • Stanza
  • A formal division of lines in a poem considered
    as a unit

  • Humor Poetry

  • Humor in poetry can arise from a number of
  • Surprise
  • Exaggeration
  • Bringing together of unrelated things
  • Most funny poems have two things in common
  • Rhythm
  • Rhyme

Rhythm Rhyme
  • Using more spirited language makes humorous
    situations even more humorous
  • The Porcupine
  • By Ogden Nash
  • Any hound a porcupine nudges
  • Cant be blamed for harboring grudges.
  • I know one hound that laughed all winter
  • At a porcupine that sat on a splinter.

If you take away the rhythm and rhyme, the humor
  • Any hound that touches a porcupine
  • Cant be blamed for holding a grudge
  • I know one hound that laughed all winter long
  • At a porcupine that sat on a piece of wood

Lewis Carroll1832-1898
  • Born in England
  • Wrote Alices Adventures in Wonderland
  • Wrote Through the Looking Glass
  • His life was quiet and uneventful, but in works
    like Father William, he found escape from his
    serious work into a delightfully zany,
    topsy-turvy world that still amuses children old
    and young.

Father WilliamPage 400
  • In this poem, a young man questions his father
    about some rather unusual behavior.
  • Have you ever asked someone what they were doing
    and received an explanation that made very little
    sense at all?

  • A limerick is a poem of five lines
  • The first, second, and fifth lines have three
    rhythmic beats and rhyme with one another.
  • The third and fourth lines have two beats and
    rhyme with one another.
  • They are always light-hearted, humorous poems.

  • There once was a man with no hair.
  • He gave everyone quite a scare.
  • He got some Rogaine,
  • Grew out a mane,
  • And now he resembles a bear!

Limerick About a Bee
  • I wish that my room had a floor,
  • I dont care so much for a door.
  • But this walking around
  • Without touching the ground
  • Is getting to be quite a bore.

Another Limerick
  • There once was a very small mouse
  • Who lived in a very small house,
  • The oceans spray
  • Washed it away,
  • All that was left was her blouse!

You will create a limerick similar to this one
  • There once was a man from Beijing.
  • All his life he hoped to be King.
  • So he put on a crown,
  • Which quickly fell down.
  • That small silly man from Beijing.

Fill in the blanks and create your own Limerick.
  • There once was a _____ from _____.
  • All the while she/he hoped ________.
  • So she/he ____________________,
  • And ________________________,
  • That _________ from ___________.

Mrs. Lockers Limerick
  • There once was a girl from Spain.
  • All the while she hoped for rain.
  • So she took a chance,
  • And did a dance,
  • That silly rain dancer from Spain.
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