Poetry - Form

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What do you know about poetry?

Slide 2 - Woordweb

Slide 3 - Video

What is poetry
  • Popular definition: a song without a melody
  • Two essentials: form and content
  • Different types of poems:

Slide 4 - Tekstslide

Tools for analysing poetry
  • Form:
    Metre and scansion
    Rhyme scheme
    Stanza division
  • Content:

Slide 5 - Tekstslide

Slide 6 - Video

Form: metre and scansion
  • Scansion is the written down version of metre. 
  •  We have unstressed(ˇ) and stressed(ˉ) syllables
  • For example: ˇ + ˉ = 1 versefoot; 5 versefeet = 1 iamb

Slide 7 - Tekstslide

Slide 8 - Video

Different forms of metre

Slide 9 - Tekstslide

Rhyme Scheme

Using the letters of the alphabet to show the rhyme scheme. 
For example: AABB CCDD. 

What is the rhyme scheme of the poem? 
Autumn -Joan Mitchell

The rusty leaves crunch and crackle,
Blue haze hangs from the dimmed sky,
The fields are matted with sun-tanned stalks —
Wind rushes by.

The last red berries hang from the thorn-tree,
The last red leaves fall to the ground.
Bleakness, through the trees and bushes,
Comes without sound.

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Stanza Division

  • A stanza is a group of lines followed by a space.
  • Are the stanzas related to one another? 

Im in the botom streme
Which meens Im not brigth
Don't like reedin
Cant hardly ryt

But all these divishns
Arnt reely fair
Look at the cemetery
No streemin there

Roger McGough

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