You know some of the details of writing it, so let’s talk about the…. TYPES OF POETRY!. The first kind of poetry is…. NARRATIVE?! That’s right. Narrative poetry. It tells a story in verse form. These have elements similar to those in short stories, like plot and characters. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
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You know some of the details of writing it, so let’s talk about the…
NARRATIVE?! That’s right. Narrative poetry. It tells a
story in verse form. ▪ These have elements similar to those in
short stories, like plot and characters. ▪ Example of narrative poetry would be the
Elder Edda (These are Norse myths, my personal favorite), “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe, “The Illiad”, “The Odyssey” both by Homer, and “Beowulf”. What’s not to love about violence of godly proportions?
One of my personal favorites is Þrymskviða (that’s Icelandic. No, I don’t speak it. Yes, I will butcher it if I try and pronounce it). The synopsis is here: Poetic Edda. This one involves Thor. He’s this guy:
A syllable is a unit of organization for a sequence of speech sounds. In other words: it’s how we organize
the sounds of a word. Syllables are pretty darn important in
poetry; they can influence rhythm, meter, and stress patterns in a poem.
What we do when we split something into syllables is split it into spoken parts. Also, it depends on vowels in a word. A one-syllable word would be “dog”. It
can’t be split into parts. A two-syllable word would be “better”. We
put a split in at bet/ter. A three-syllable word would be “hospital”.
We split it as hos/pit/al.
This gives some rules for how to count syllables.
This one is cheating.
HAIKU?! OH MAN! YES! I LOVE HAIKUS! These classy guys are three-line
Japanese verse forms. The first and third lines have five syllables, and the second line has seven.
In order to write a haiku, you need to be familiar with syllables and how to count them.
Free Verse poetry is, like, totally defined by the lack of structure, man. It doesn’t conform to your conformist
idea of regular meter, rhyme, line length, or stanza pattern.
Free Verse is it’s own poem, man. You can’t tell it what to do.
From Little Father Li-Young Lee (1957- )I buried my father in
Now he grows in me, my strange son,My little root who won’t drink milk,Little pale foot sunk in unheard-of night,Little clock spring newly wetIn the fire, little grape, parent to the futureWine, a son the fruit of his own son,Little father I ransom with my life.
Lyrical poetry expresses the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker, often in highly musical verse. Lyrics go with music. Lyrical poetry has