The Sacred Words: Elements of Poetry

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Program #11 The Sacred Words: Elements of Poetry

1. Understand the importance of economy of language in poetry. It is important because it is the fewest words to fully get your idea across, not rambling on. Program #12: A Sense of Place 1. Show how clues and information in the poem about the setting affect a poem's meaning for a reader It affects it changing the reader’s vision about what they are reading. 2. Discuss how a reader's understanding of a poem is affected by knowledge about the background and historical and social context of a poem and poet. When you have more knowledge about a context it is easier to understand the concept and the situation in a poem.

Program #13 Tools of the Trade: Words and
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Alliteration = sometimes defined as the repetition of initial sounds ("All the awful auguries," or "Bring me my bow of burning gold"), and sometimes as the prominent repetition of a consonant ("after life's fitful fever"). 4. Define rhyme and understand how to mark a poem's rhyme scheme (with letters of the alphabet). Mark the rhyme schemes of “Cross” and “The Man He Killed.” a. Rhyme = repetition of identical or similar sounds. b. How to mark a poem’s rhyme scheme? 5. Define stanza. a rhythmical unit in which lines of poetry are commonly arranged 6. Define and recognize common forms of poetry such as couplets, sonnets, ballads, common measure, lyrics, and free verse.

a. Couplets = stanza of two lines, usually, but not necessarily, with end-rhymes.

b. Sonnets = a closed, fixed form. A fourteen-line poem, predominantly in iambic pentameter.

c. Ballads = A poem or song narrating a story in short stanzas.

d. Common measure = common time: a time signature indicating four beats to the bar.

e. Lyrics = a short poem, often songlike, with the emphasis not on narrative but on the speaker's emotion or reverie. Whereas a narrative is set in the past, telling what happened, a lyric is set in the present, catching a speaker in a moment of expression.

f. Free verse = rhythmical lines varying in


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