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Title: Poetry Basics


1
Poetry Basics
2
Poetic Structure
  • A syllable is a single unit of sound.
  • A foot is the basic unit of poetry made up of a
    pattern of syllables.
  • Lines are measured by the number of feet they
    contain.
  • Stanzas are formed by connected lines.
  • Cantos are chapter-like divisions in long poems.

3
Syllables
  • Syllables are either stressed or not stressed.
  • In a stressed syllable, the voice is tensed, goes
    up.
  • In an unstressed syllable, the voice is relaxed,
    goes down.

4
Feet
  • A feet create meter, the pattern of beats or
    accents.
  • An iamb is a two-syllable foot of
    unstressed/stress.
  • A trochee is a two-syllable foot of
    stressed/unstressed.
  • An anapest is a three-syllable foot of
    unstressed/unstressed/stressed.
  • A dactyl is a three-syllable foot of
    stressed/unstressed/unstressed.
  • A spondee is a two-syllable foot of
    stressed/stressed.

5
Scansion
  • When we analyze a poem's rhyme and meter, we are
    involved in an activity called scansion. We scan
    the poem to understand its form.

6
Lines
  • Lines are measured by the number of feet.

7
Stanzas
1 line a line
2 lines couplet
3 lines tercet
4 lines quatrain
5 lines cinquain
6 lines sestet
7 lines septet
8 lines octave
8
Rhyme
  • When a poem rhymes, we identify the rhyme sound
    with letters. Words that rhyme with each other
    get the same letter.
  • We start with the first rhyme sound as a, the
    second sound as b, and so on.
  • Rhyme scheme is important because some poems have
    a particular rhyme scheme, such as the English
    sonnet.

9
Types of Rhymes
  • End rhyme is formed by words at the end of lines.
  • Internal rhyme is formed by words within the
    line.
  • Masculine rhyme is when the last syllables of
    feet rhyme
  • Feminine rhyme is when the penultimate syllables
    of feet rhyme.

10
Other Poetic Terms
  • A caesura is a pause within a line. There can be
    more than one caesura in a line.
  • When there is a natural pause at the end of the
    line, usually but not always marked with
    punctuation, the line is said to be end-stopped.
  • When a line ends without a pause and the meaning
    runs into next line, which is referred to as
    enjambment, the line is said to be a run-on line.

11
Let's Apply Our Knowledge
12
Types of Poetry
  • Narrative poetry tells a story
  • Lyric poetry presents a personal impression.
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