Read, Write and "Spit" Poetry with Me... Ms. Adebanji
Who is the poet inside of you?
Poetry is Not All the Same!

 

As you saw from the video, there is a lot of vocabulary to know when we talk about the elements of poetry. Remember, poetry is a lot like music. When you think about music, you realize there are a lot of different kinds like pop, rock, hip hop, jazz, and R & B. As a writer or arranger of music, you must understand the difference because each requires a different set up to have the right tone or feel when the product is finished. Poetry is the same way. Each type of poetry has its own feel and rules that must be followed to fit within its form. 

 

In your journal, keep track of key vocabulary terms as they relate to the poetry. Here are a few to get you started.

 

To get key vocabulary terms, click here to review the video.

 

Denotation:


Connotation:

 

Forms:

 

Elements:

 

Genres:

 

Simile:


Metaphor:

 

Alliteration:

 

Onomatopoeia:

 

Personification:

 

Rhyme:

 

Rhythm:

 

Sonnet:

 

Stanza:

 

Limerick:

 

Meter: