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Title: Elements of Poetry


1
Elements of Poetry
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?vW8ZnUlxPKMs

2
Theme
  • Theme is the message about life or human nature
    that is communicated by a literary work.
  • Watch/Read The Tell-Tale Heart and determine
    theme

IDENTIFYING KEY ELEMENTS IN THE TELL-TALE HEART Key Elements Clues
Title
Character
Setting
Plot
3
Form
Page 188
  • The way a poem looks-or its arrangement on the
    page-is its form
  • Poets deliberately choose the form they wish
    their poems to take an may even space the words
    and letters in a poem to create a special
    arrangement
  • Basically, its the way the poem looks and can
    affect the sound by creating a rhythm.

4
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Lines and Stanzas
  • Poetry is written in lines, which may or may not
    be sentences.
  • Sometimes the lines are combined into groups
    called stanzas.
  • The number of lines in a poems stanzas can be
    the same or can vary.
  • While some poems have a formal structure, others
    are written in a more conversational style called
    free verse.

6
The Fire of Driftwood
  • By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • We spake of many a vanished scene,
  • Of what we once had thought and said,
  • Of what had been, and might have been,
  • And who was changed, and who was dead
  • And all that fills the hearts of friends,
  • When first they feel, with secret pain,
  • Their lives thenceforth have separate ends,
  • And never can be one again.

Line
Stanza
7
Speaker
  • The speaker of a poem is the voice that the
    reader hears relating the ideas or story of the
    poem
  • Turn to page 576-577
  • Answer Close Read in Fresh Air

8
Sound
  • Rhyme is the repetition of sounds at the ends of
    words such as shell and well.
  • Internal Rhyme is the use of rhyming words within
    a line.
  • End Rhyme is the use of rhymes at the end of
    lines.

9
Sound (continued)
  • A poems rhythm/beat is the pattern of sound
    created by stressed and unstressed syllables in a
    line of poetry.
  • To mark parts with more emphasis a ( ) is used
  • To mark parts with less emphasis a ( ? ) is used
  • The pattern of sound that is being repeated is
    the meter.

10
  • Forward, the Light Brigade!
  • Charge for the guns! he said
  • Into the valley of Death
  • Rode the six hundred

11
Sound (continued)
  • The repeating of sounds, words, phrases or lines
    is repetition. The repeating of sounds, words,
    phrases or lines is repetition. The repeating of
    sounds, words, phrases or lines is repetition.
    The repeating of sounds, words, phrases or lines
    is repetition. The repeating of sounds, words,
    phrases or lines is repetition. The repeating of
    sounds, words, phrases or lines is repetition.
    The repeating of sounds, words, phrases or lines
    is repetition.

12
Sound (continued)
  • Alliteration is the repetition of consonant
    sounds at the beginning of words.
  • Listen to the repetition of sounds in then no
    one knows your name

13
Sound (continued)
  • Onomatopoeia is the use of words whose sounds
    suggest their meanings, like buzz, pop, and
    click.
  • Batman fight scene
  • Assonance the repetition of vowel sounds in words
    that dont end with the same consonant.
  • Such as the ow in bow and down

14
Short Assignment
  • Page 579
  • Complete both Close Reads in your fresh air

15
Imagery
  • Imagery refers to words and phrases that appeal
    to the five senses
  • Poets use imagery to create a picture in the
    readers mind or to remind the reader of a
    familiar sensation

16
Figurative Language
  • Figurative language conveys a meaning beyond the
    ordinary, literal meaning
  • Example Im all ears
  • Literal meaning is that the speaker is made of
    ears.
  • The figurative meaning is that the speaker is
    ready to listen.

17
Figurative Language (cont.)
  • When a poet describes an animal or object as if
    it were human or had human qualities, that is
    personification.
  • They that had fought so well
  • Came thro the jaws of Death,
  • Back from the mouth of Hell,
  • All that was left of them,
  • Left of six hundred.

Wheres the personification?
18
Simile
  • A comparison that uses the word like or as.
  • Example His hair is like dry hay
  • She walked into my office like a centipede with
    98 missing legs

19
Metaphor
  • A comparison that does not use like or as.
  • Example He was eager to help but his legs were
    rubber

20
Assignment
  • Lineage
  • Page 581
  • Read and answer Close Read in fresh air
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