What is the purpose of poetry?
Video: What Makes a Poem? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwhouCNq-Fc
Poetry is a form of creative writing that uses the structure of: verses and stanzas to convey a message. In poetry, the words chosen, their placement, and the way they sound can help to create a mood or evoke emotions. Poetry can be used to express thoughts, feelings, and ideas in an imaginative way.
What are some of the devices poets use in their poems?
Lyric Poem: a highly musical type of poetry that expresses the emotions of a speaker. Their main purpose is storytelling. 2. Verse: One line in a poem. 3. Stanza: A group of lines in a poem. 4. Mood: The emotion created in the reader by part or all of a literary work. 5. Imagery: Language that creates a picture using the senses. 6. Metaphor: Compares one thing to another by describing it as if it were the other. 7. Simile: A comparison between two unlike things using the words "like" or "as".
Concepts from Unit 5: Living With Words:
What do you think is the purpose of poetry?
Do you prefer to read poems or listen to songs? Song or Poem Trivia
What do you think makes a poem successful?