Poetry: The Wonderful World of Poetry

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This lesson is a walkthrough into the wonderful world of poetry. Poetry is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and often rhythmic qualities of language − such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, etc.
2. EALR’s (Essential Acedemic Learning Requirements)
2.2 write for different 3.2 draft
Writing: purposes elaborate on a topic and
use voice, word choice, supporting ideas
and sentence fluency 3.3 revise
1.1 develop concept for intended style and collect input and
and design audience enhance text and style
develop a topic or such as telling stories,
3.4 edit
theme; organize written presenting analytical
use resources to correct
thoughts with a clear responses to literature,
spelling, punctuation,
beginning, middle, and 2.3 write in a variety of grammar, and usag3.5
end; use transitional forms publish
sentences and phrases including narratives, select a publishing form
to connect related journals, poems, and produce a
ideas; write coherently essays, stories, completed writing
and effectively research reports, and project to share with
technical writing chosen audience
3.1 prewrite 4.2 seek and offer
generate ideas and feedback
gather information
3. More EALR’s
Reading: Communication:
2.3 Expand comprehension by 1.2 listen and observe to gain an
analyzing, interpreting, and understanding.
synthesizing information and ideas 2.1 communicate clearly to a range
in literary and informational text. of audiences for different purposes
2.4 Think critically and analyze 2.2 develop content and ideas
author’s use of language, style, develop a topic or theme; organize
purpose, and perspective in thoughts around a clear beginning,
informational middle, and end; use transitional
3.4 Read for literary/narrative sentences and phrases to connect
experience in a variety of genres related ideas; speak coherently and
and literary text. compellingly
4.2 Develop interests and share 2.3 use effective delivery
reading experiences. adjust speaking strategies for a
variety of audiences and purposes
4.2 seek and offer feedback
seek and use feedback to improve
communication; offer suggestions
and comments to others
4. Dramatic Narrative
Poetry Dramatizes Poetry Poetry-
action though dialogue or
Tells a story
Lyrical Poetry
Expresses Personal
thoughts and Emotions
5. “Be Still my
Beating Heart”
- Sting
Click here
to view
Expresses emotions,
appeals to your
senses, and often “Winter”
could be set to
music. -Shakespeare
Check out
Common Click here
Lyrical to view
poetic devices
6. When the
Author of a
3 types:
poem writes
something, Metaphor
but doesn’t
really mean it
literally. Personification
Time is Imagery
about to
run out!
7. When human like qualities are
given to an animal or object.
Example: An overly gregarious
A decrepit old car.
8. • When you
something using
like or as.
• The river is
peaceful, like a
new baby
Find the similes in
“Be Still My Beating Hea
9. A
NOT using
like or
“It is
Oh bright
Juliet is
Romeo, “Romeo and Juliet”, William Shakespeare
10. A Poem that
tells a story,
and has the
elements of a
story. Often
Narrative Click here
poems have a
“The Raven” rhyme scheme -And complete
-Edgar Allen Poe assignment for
-“Papa’s Fishing
-“The Lie”
11. VS.
Refrain is Repetition
when a is when a
poem word or
repeats phrase is
entire lines repeated
or more just once
several or in one
times specific
throughout area of
. the poem.
Find an
Like the Example in
“The Raven”
chorus of a
12. In a poem,
you can
often see
the author
When the
The spring flowers,
vibrant, electrified with
the newness of spring
pictures as
you read.
13. A poem
“Meeting At Nig where the Dramati
ht” speaker is
By Robert someone c
Browning other then
the poet
often “Princess”
“Incident in characters By Sara
a Rose Gard and Henderson
dialogue. A Hay
By Monologue
Donald Justice is often
from a
14. Who is
of the
Poem? What is their tone?
In “The Princess
?” The Point of view can be
the actual poet
him/herself, but may also
be an animal, an
inanimate object, or a
fictional character.
15. IronyWhen something
that wasn’t
expected happens.
Or when the
opposite of what is
expected happens.
For example:
“Incident in a Rose
The devil wasn’t
coming for the
gardener, he was
coming for the
16. Word
Connotation: Choice/Diction Denotation:
The way a word makes us feel. The actual dictionary
definition of the word.
Words can give us
different feelings when
we hear them…some
positive, some
negative, and
everything in between!
Find some examples in “Meeting at Night,” click
the following poem…
17. Musical Devices
• Alliteration • Assonance
When the same When the same vowel
consonant sound is sound is used in words
used throughout a throughout a piece of
piece of writing.
That is the way we will
candy covered coconuts. pray today, okay?
18. Onomatopoeia
word that expresses
zoom, In“Winter”
There are
bang, examples…
Check it out!
19. Poetic Form
Some forms…
A poem where
there are 5 “You
syllabus in the 1st ”
I Love you so
line; 7 in the
second line; 5 in
the 3rd line. I long to see
your beauty,
Create your Own!
Love the way
Other examples a you shine,
nd “How To”
21. The
Cinquains Sister Cinquain
•A Cinquain is a poem
Smart, Outgoing that resembles a
Loving, playing, Laughing
•It has 5 lines and
Always in for some fun begins with one word.
•The 2nd line has two
adjectives that
describe that word.
“Tucson Rain” •The 3rd , three verbs.
“Traditional” The smell •The 4th line is a
Cinquain phrase that goes
Everyone moves
deeper into the topic.
To the window to look •The 5th line gives
Work stops and people either a synonym for
start talking the first word, or a
More on Traditional word that
Rain came encompasses the
Cinquains whole poem.
22. Poetry in which authors use
both words and physical
shape to convey a message.
23. Another Concrete
24. Headline Poem: a poem that uses clippings from
newspapers or magazines to create a message.
25. Now It’s your turn!
Poetry Portfolio requirements
PowerPoint Help
How do I
Grading Rubric
How will I be
26. Poetry Resources Page
Helpful Links for you!
Types of Poems
Samples of Narrative Poetry
Lyrical Poetry
Finding Poetry
27. •All pictures from the Microsoft Gallery
•All poems from Prentice Hall Literature
Book, “Gold” level. Prentice, Hall,
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632. 1989.
•Poetic devices information/Definitions
Prentice Hall Literature.
•Cinquain info: http://jfg-girlscouts.
•“Be Still my Beating Heart” by Sting:
•Slide 24- Poem by Ali Duncan, grade 9,
original “Zig-Zag” poem
•Slide 25-Headline Poem by Jessica Grover,
grade 9