Elements of Poetry. Speaker. Each poem has a speaker. Like a narrator, the speaker is not necessarily the poet. It can be a fictional person, an animal, or even a thing. “But believe me, son. I want to be what I used to be when I was like you.” - “Once Upon a Time” by Gabriel Okara. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
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Each poem has a speaker.Like a narrator, the speaker is not necessarily the poet.It can be a fictional person, an animal, or even a thing.But believe me, son.I want to be what I used to be when I was like you.- Once Upon a Time by Gabriel Okara
Line word or row of words that may or may not form a complete sentenceStanza a group of lines forming a unit. The stanzas in a poem are separated by a space.Open it.
Go ahead, it wont bite.Well. Maybe a little.The First Book by Rita Dove
Rhythm is the pattern of sound created by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line. It can be regular but doesnt have to be.Meter is a regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables, which sets the overall rhythm for most poems.Man and boy stood cheering by,And home we brought you shoulder-high.To an Athlete Dying Young by A.E. Housman
Rhyme is the repetition of the same stressed vowel sound in two or more words.Internal rhyme occurs within a line of poetry.End rhyme occurs at the ends of lines.Rhyme scheme the pattern of the end rhymes designated by assigning a different letter of the alphabet to each new rhyme.
Alliteration the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.Assonance the repetition of vowel sounds within a line of poetry.Consonance the repetition of consonant sounds at the end of words.Like a pair of thick socks.In the streamer is the trout seasoned with slivers of ginger.The stars never rise but I see the bright eyes.
Narrative tells a storyLyric expresses the personal thoughts and feelings of the speaker.Dramatic has one or more characters who speak to other characters, to themselves, or to the reader.