poetry set 1

Traditional Poems
Follows fixed rules such as a specified number of lines. Has a regular pattern of rythym and/or rhyme

Types of Traditional Poems
Epic.Ode.Ballad.Sonnet.Haiku,Limerick.Villanelle.Sestina

Organic Poems
Does not follow established rules for form. Does not have a regular pattern of rythym and may not rhyme at all. May use unconventional spelling punctuation, and grammar

Types of Organic Poems
Free Verse, Concrete, shaped

Closed form
content fits form

Open form
content creates form. punctuation, linebraks, and white space are very important

Free Verse
does not have a regular pattern of rhyme or rythym

Concrete
words create picture, more a visual than a literal form

Shaped Poems
content is more important than shape, follows gramatical rules, shape complements poem content

Meter
pattern of stresseand unstressed syllables. u= unstressed (breve). ‘=stressed(ictus)

iambe
breve ictus

trouchee
ictus breve

foot
basic unit of meter, 2 syllables

monometer
1 foot

dimeter
2 feet

trimeter
3 feet

tetrameter
4 feet

pentameter

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