Poetry by 7c3Oz6ui


1. Alliteration:
  –   Repetition of initial consonant sounds
2. Allusion:
  –   A reference to a well-known person,
      place, event, literary work, or work of
3. Ballad:
  –   A song-like poem that tells a story
4. Blank Verse:
  –   Poetry written in unrhymed, ten-
      syllable lines
5. Concrete Poem:
  –   A poem with a shape that suggests its
6. Figurative Language:
  –   Writing that is not meant to be taken
7. Free Verse:
  –   Poetry not written in a regular
      rhythmical pattern or meter
8. Haiku:
        – A three-lined Japanese verse
9. Image:
  –   A word or phrase that appeals to one
      or more of the five senses
10. Lyric Poem:
  –   Highly musical verse that expresses
      the observations and feelings of a
      single speaker
11. Metaphor:
  –   A figure of speech in which something
      is described as though it were
      something else
12. Mood:
  –   The feeling created in the reader by
      a literary work
13. Narrative Poem:
  –   A story told in verse
14. Onomatopoeia:
  –   The use of words that imitate sounds
15. Personification:
  –   A type of figurative language in which
      a non-human subject is given human
16. Refrain:
  –   A regularly repeated line or group of
      lines in a poem
17. Repetition:
  –   The use, more than once, of any
      element of language
18. Rhyme:
  –   Repetition of sounds at the end of
19. Rhyme Scheme:
        – A regular pattern of rhyming
          words in a poem
  –   Pattern of beats or stresses in
      spoken or written language
21. Simile:
  – A figure of speech that uses
    like or as to make a direct
    comparison between two unlike
  My love is like a red rose.
  –   A formal division of lines in a poem
      considered as a unit
Humor & Poetry
• Humor in poetry can arise
  from a number of sources:
       – 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
     Can’t 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 vanishes.
   Any hound that touches a porcupine
   Can’t be blamed for holding a grudge
    I know one hound that laughed all
                winter long
   At a porcupine that sat on a piece of
          Lewis Carroll
•   Born in England
•   Wrote Alice’s 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 William”
           Page 400
• In this poem, a young man questions
  his father about some rather unusual
• 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 don’t 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 ocean’s 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. Smith’s Limerick:
There once was a man from Japan.
 All the while he hoped for a tan.
      So he lay on the beach,
       And ate a ripe peach,
  That came from a Georgia van.

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