Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Poetry in Review

BLUES - click on title to a surprise LINK.

Today we will talk about Popeye and the sestina, the pantoum, and listen to you read your blues poems.

Homework: Research and know the difference between an Italian Sonnet and an English Sonnet. List your definition on your blog and present an example of each type of sonnet.

Here is a list of items you should begin to know for your final on the POETRY UNIT:

Things you should start studying for the POETRY test:
Elements: Know both definitions and examples
Imagery, denotation, connotation, irony – verbal, situational, dramatic, sarcasm, metaphor, personification, metonymy, apostrophe, synecdoche, symbol, allegory, paradox, overstatement, understatement, allusion, tone, alliteration, assonance, consonance, internal rime, slant rime, end rime, approximate rime, refrain, meter, iamb, trochee, anapest, dactyl, spondee, monosyllabic foot, line, stanza

Structure, line breaks, how the poem looks, rhyme and rhythm and how it is created
Blues, Sestina, Villanelle, Pantoum, Sonnet (English, Italian, Spenserian, and others?), haiku, quatrain, tercets, couplets, litany, ballad, aubade, elegy, etc.

“Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” “Home Burial” “Death of the Hired Man” “The Flea” “My Last Duchess” “The Wastelands” “To His Coy Mistress” and others as we discuss this week and next week.