TYPES OF POETRY Are about different methods of expressing personal feelings and opinions in writing. LYRIC POETRY a poem that expresses the feelings or thoughts of a speaker rather than telling a
story Ex) The Courage That My Mother Had by Edna St. Vincent Millay Ex) Point of View by Shel Silverstein NARRATIVE POETRY a poem that tells a story Ex) Paul Reveres Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Ex) Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer EPIC POETRY a long narrative poem that tells the deeds of a heroic character Ex) Homers Iliad and Odyssey Ex) Beowulf [English] Ex) John Miltons Paradise Lost [English]
Ex) The Song of Roland [French] Ex) The Song of Hiawatha [American] BALLAD a song or poem that tells a story of tragedy or adventure regular rhythm and rhyme repetition Ex) The Cremation of Sam McGee
by Robert W. Service FREE VERSE poetry without a regular meter or rhyme scheme tries to capture natural rhythms of ordinary conversations Ex) Legacy II by Leroy V. Quintana Ex) Grandpa by Shandin Pete
HAIKU focus on nature 17 syllables in 3 lines 5, 7, and 5 Ex) The young artist takes pains to paint a masterpiece: a smiling pumpkin
CINQUAIN from Latin for five creates a powerful image or feeling 22 syllables in 5 lines 2, 4, 6, 8, and 2 Ex) Snowflakes
dance in the square of light from a window as a man sits, quiet and still, and waits. LIMERICKS short humorous poem 5 lines rhyme scheme: aabba
Ex) There once was a poodle named Rose Who liked to dance on her toes. She twirled and she spun, Had barrels of fun, Until she fell on her nose. ~Emma Janeczko CONCRETE POETRY a poem shaped in a way that visually represents its
subject Example) ~Maureen W. Armour SONNET Shakespearean Petrarch 14 lines
Iambic pentameter (-/-/-/-/-/) Rhyme Scheme: ABAB, CDCD, EFEF, GG ABBA, ABBA, CDCDCD ABBA, ABBA, CDECDE So what? What is important to understand about this? Alabama Course of Study ELA Standard #27
Express personal feelings, opinions, and information in formal and informal situations. Alabama Course of Study ELA Reading Addendum Standard #3 Distinguish among the sub-categories of poetry based on their characteristics.
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