To be able to read, write and analyze poetry. To write a Haiku and to write free verse poetry.
This packet goes over new vocabulary including poetry, free verse and Haiku. It discusses how to read, write and analyze poetry. It gives examples of free verse poetry and Haiku.
Poetry- Poetry is a style of writing characterized by its short form and its condensed use of words. There are many different styles of poetry. Some types of poetry use only words with no punctuation. Other types of poetry use the rhythm created by reading words aloud or rhyme to give a tempo and beat to the poem as it is read. When most people think of poetry they think of rhyming poetry, but not all poetry has to rhyme.
Free verse- Free verse is a style of poetry that does not follow a set pattern of rhyme or rhythm. Many poems written in free verse do not use complete punctuation, though some do use complete sentences. In free verse, the division of verses is entirely up to the poem's author. Verses can be any length and are usually divided according to completing a thought or an image. Sometimes the verse may be divided to create an effect when the poem is read, such as emphasizing a section of the poem, or a particular word.
Haiku- Haiku is a stylized form of Japanese poetry that uses the syllables in words to control each line. The form for writing a Haiku requires 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second and 5 in the third. Sometimes several Haiku are put together to make longer compositions. Haiku is often written about nature. Haiku doesn't rhyme.
Free verse poetry examples
White eddies Spiraling Warm golden light Dancing merrily Crackling conversations Softly overhead Sharp pitch, its acrid scent Announcing winter
Slow, steady drops -perspiration- Tiny glass thought cubes tumbling down one-by-one. Some shatter with heart-stopping clarity, bursts of light within my mind. Others lie still and dark, pools of black nothingness and I feel their hunger.
Source: Kristina Blasen
Remember: Haiku follow a pattern of syllables. There are three lines. The first line has 5 syllables, the second has 7 and the last has 5. The theme is usually about nature. Titles are usually only one or two words.
by Kristina Blasen
Falling sky pieces
cold electric rain tumbling down
clouds part with a sigh
by Donna Brock
The red blossom bends
and drips its dew to the ground.
Like a tear it falls
Source: http://volweb.utk.edu/school/bedford/harrisms/haiku.htm, Kristina Blasen
Tips for Reading and Analyzing Poetry
Source: Kristina Blasen