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Example: “The Weary Blues” by Langston Hughes.
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15. Nonsense Poem a fun, usually rhyming poem that makes no sense, focusing instead on the sounds and the rhythm of the poem. Example: “The Alligator Aids” by Sun-Wukong.
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16. Concrete Poem – a poem that uses words to form the shape of the subject of the poem (also known as a “shape poem”). Example: “ Concrete Cat ” by Dorth Charles.
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17. Narrative Poem – a poem that tells a story. They can be long or short. Use end rhyme, some do not. Example: The Greedy Dog There once as a dog filled with greed Who wanted much more than he’s need. When he saw his reflection Upon further inspection He ended with nothing, indeed .
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18. Ballad – a poem that tells a story, usually written in four-line stanzas. Example: “Amazing grace! How sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but how I’m found, was blind, but now I see.”
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19. Epic Poem – a long and heroic narrative poem. Example: “The Iliad” by Homer.
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20. Imagist Poetry – poems that contain precise visual images. Example: “The Red Wheelbarrow” by William Carlos Williams. So much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white Chickens.
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POETRY - is a literary form characterized by a strong sense of rhythm and meter and emphasis on the interaction between sound and sense. The study of the elements of poetry is called PROSODY.
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STRUCTURE- is the overall organization of lines and/ or the conventional pattern of sound.
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SOUND- sometimes collectively called SOUND PLAY because they take advantage of the performative, spoken nature of poetry.
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IMAGERY -the use of language, and sensory language, language which stimulates the reader’s imagination .
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-Is the patterns of rhythm and sound used in poetry. PROSODY Prosody Examples from Literature Example 1 In my craft or sullen art Exercised in the still night When only the moon rages And the lovers lie abed W-ith all their griefs in their arms, I labour by singing light… But for the common wages Of their most secret heart.
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(In My Craft or Sullen Art by Dylan Thomas) This extract is an example of Syllabic verse, which contains constrained or a fixed number of syllables. Here, in this poem each line consists of seven syllables except the final line. However, it does not follow a consistent stressed pattern.
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Types of Prosody There are four distinguishable prosodic metrical patterns which are: Syllabic Prosody – Syllabic prosody counts a fixed number of syllables in each line, while accent, tone and quantity play a secondary role. Accentual Prosody – It measures only the accents or stresses in a line of verse, while the overall number of syllables may vary in a line. It is very common in Germanic, old English and in modern English verses.
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