In one or two words, describe a poetic technique you are familiar with?
Poetic technique is used to create a desired effect or emotion in a poem. It helps to draw attention to certain words and phrases and to create a structure within the poem. Different techniques can be used in a poem including rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, and metaphor.
Rhyme: The repetition of similar sounds at the end of words or lines in a poem. Rhythm: The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem. Alliteration: The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words in a line.
What do you think is the most effective poetic technique?
The oldest known poem is the Epic of Gilgamesh, written in around 2000 BCE. The word 'poetry' comes from the Greek word 'poesis', which means 'making'. William Shakespeare wrote over 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and 2 narrative poems.
Draw / write: What are some of the most effective poetic techniques used in modern poetry?
Draw / write: How can poetic techniques be used to express emotion and create meaning?
Can you think of a poem that has particularly effective poetic techniques? How do they contribute to the overall meaning of the poem?
What poetic techniques have you used in your own writing? What effects do these techniques have?