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  Poem and song - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is perhaps recognised in the way popular songs have lyrics: see list of songs by name.
Nursery rhymes may be songs, or doggerel: the term doesn't imply a distinction.
The ghazal is a sung form that is considered primarily poetic.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Poem_and_song   (174 words)

  
 Poetry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Poetry often uses condensed forms and conventions to reinforce or expand the meaning of the underlying words or to invoke emotional or sensual experiences in the reader, as well as using devices such as assonance, alliteration and rhythm to achieve musical or incantatory effects.
Poetic diction describes the manner in which language is used and refers not only to the sound but also to the underlying meaning and its interaction with sound and form.
In more developed, closed or "received" forms, rhyming scheme, meter and other elements of a poem are based on sets of rules, ranging from the relatively loose rules that govern the construction of an elegy to the highly formalized structure of the ghazal or villanelle.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Poetry   (7280 words)

  
 Aristotle (384-322 BCE): General Introduction [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Forms are not causes of movement and alteration in the physical objects of sensation.
The prominent virtue of this list is high-mindedness, which, as being a kind of ideal self-respect, is regarded as the crown of all the other virtues, depending on them for its existence, and itself in turn tending to intensify their force.
The list seems to be more a deduction from the formula than a statement of the facts on which the formula itself depends, and Aristotle accordingly finds language frequently inadequate to express the states of excess or defect which his theory involves (for example in dealing with the virtue of ambition).
www.utm.edu /research/iep/a/aristotl.htm   (7037 words)

  
 Alphabetic List of Pages on Poetry at Ariadne's Web
A 5-line form, with an increasing number of syllable in the first 4 lines, decreasing in the 5th.
When the lines form a complete grammatical unit (such as a statement or a question) the couplet is said to be "closed".
A Japanese form in which one spontaneous utterance (a question) is paired with another such utterance (an answer).
www.baymoon.com /~ariadne/form/form.glossary.htm   (2322 words)

  
 ScienceDaily: Astronomy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Photographed by Mars Global Surveyor, the long dark streak is formed by a moving swirling column of Martian atmosphere (with similarities to a terrestrial tornado).
See the list of astronomical topics for a more exhaustive list of astronomy related pages.
In astronomy, information is mainly received from the detection and analysis of light and other forms of electromagnetic radiation.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/astronomy   (3214 words)

  
 Poetic Forms
There are many different types of and forms of poetry.
I have listed some of the different types; but there are still many other forms.
List Poem: when the writer starts a brainstorming for the poem, making a list and writes the poem from the list.
www.geocities.com /poetryfrominside/pf.html   (359 words)

  
 Tsui Design & Research Inc. | In The Media
From a responsive and poetic heart proceeds works of beauty that are naturally vigorous and original, for such work shines forth from an inner vitality and vision.
We seek the poetic because we are members of the human race and the human race is filled with passion.
The skilled artist is not satisfied with merely testing the unknown; he or she is forever questioning and re-questioning and still questioning again, the aspects of possibility--bringing these possibilities into physical form; ever beckoning the potential of failure.
www.tdrinc.com /media.html   (7924 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Teachers and Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms: Books: Ron Padgett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Over seventy poetic forms are covered, and each section includes: an explanation of the form, discussion of any variations on the form, at least one literary example, and reference to other prominent examples and/or poets who use the form.
Even elementary teachers could use some of the poetic forms, such as couplets, haiku, and nonsense poems, for their classes, and, yet, professional writers can dip into this densely rich (yet compact) volume and pull out an appropriate form from the 75+ forms offered.
it is simultaneously a good introduction to poetic forms (and poetry in general), a quick reference for the more advanced student, and a source of inspiration for practicing poets.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0915924609?v=glance   (1719 words)

  
 Poetic Forms: A Poetry Workshop
In this workshop we’re going to explore issues of "form" in poetry by working in, against, and through a number of traditional poetic structures: quatrains, sonnets, blank verse, villanelles, sestinas, and a few others.
But what the demands of the form also create are opportunities for the writer to revise that line (and no line ought to be so precious that it can’t be re-thought).
That there is the clear pattern of sound arising out of most forms is a kind of added bonus, especially for the writer who’s used to working in the generally muted sound of free verse.
www.pitt.edu /~oaks/formsfall02.html   (1905 words)

  
 Poetic Forms
This list is not conclusive but each time we use a form or showcase a form we will add it here for future reference.
It is a form from the Middle Ages.
It is a form written in quatrains (four line verses) and each quatrain contains a repeated line or phrase as a refrain.
www.thepeoplespoet.com /pages/poeticforms.htm   (2536 words)

  
 The Academy of American Poets - Poetic Forms & Techniques
"Not unlike the Shakespearean sonnet in trajectory, the Bop is a form of poetic argument consisting of three stanzas."
"From the Latin word for 'patchwork,' the cento is a poetic form made up of lines from poems by other poets.
"The thirty-nine-line form is attributed to Arnaut Daniel, the Provencal troubadour of the twelfth century."
www.poets.org /page.php/prmID/197   (657 words)

  
 Forms (Sol Magazine)
The chant is one of the earliest forms of poetry, dating to prehistoric time, when cavefolk made incantations to protect themselves from storms, fires, wild creatures, and to help in the hunt, to find good mates, to keep the children safe and well, and to teach about those who went before.
The basic form is four stanzas of four lines each, in which each line of the first stanza is consecutively repeated as the first line of each of the other stanzas, and allows for a variation where an extra final line may be included.
EXPANDED FORM: As long as there are a minimum of four lines and four stanzas, and the lines of the first stanza are used as the opening lines of the successive stanzas, the poem may be considered a Lilibonelle.
pages.prodigy.net /sol.magazine/pl01form.htm   (5752 words)

  
 [ELFWOOD] Tutorials (FARP) / FARP : Poetic Forms
The diamante is a poem form similar the the cinquain.
The senryu, a Japanese form, is structurally identical to its cousin, the haiku.
The villanelle is a French form with a heavy emphasis on repetition.
elfwood.lysator.liu.se /farp/thewriting/27brianforms/27brianforms.html   (6423 words)

  
 POETRY FORMS AND TERMINOLOGY
This is his explanation of the form, with example.
Extensive list of terms, though most descriptions are brief.
It offers clear, understandable history and background to poetic styles and forms from around the world, then defines the styles and forms and, in most cases, gives examples.
thewordshop.tripod.com /forms.html   (1442 words)

  
 Wordcarvers: A Short List of Forms and Definitions
This is a short list of fairly common forms, but it may be helpful for beginners: http://www.poetryrenewal.com/policies/forms.shtml
Given the information in the entry, you should be able to write a poem in the form.
Besides the structural forms and the aliases, there are several other types of things that people call forms, such as the serenade, which is a subject, or the prayer, which is more of a style of poetry.
www.eosdev.com /discus/messages/3/1402.html?1104122963   (308 words)

  
 A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices
Litotes, a particular form of understatement, is generated by denying the opposite or contrary of the word which otherwise would be used.
Even a blind man can see, as the saying is, that poetic language gives a certain grandeur to prose, except that some writers imitate the poets quite openly, or rather they do not so much imitate them as transpose their words into their own work, as Herodotus does.
Metonymy is another form of metaphor, very similar to synecdoche (and, in fact, some rhetoricians do not distinguish between the two), in which the thing chosen for the metaphorical image is closely associated with (but not an actual part of) the subject with which it is to be compared.
www.virtualsalt.com /rhetoric.htm   (18053 words)

  
 EXPERIMENTS
List poem 1: Write a poem consisting of favorite words or phrases collected over a period of time; pick your favorite words from a particular book.
List poem 2: write a poem consisting entirely of a list of "things", either homogenous or heterogeneous (common lists include shopping lists, things to do, lists of flowers or rocks, lists of colors, inventory lists, lists of events, lists of names,...).
Use any of these experiments that involve as source text as a way of reading through already existing poems; that is, as interactive tools for "creative reading." As an extention, study poems via the modes of "Deformative Criticism" (the term is from Jerome McGann and Lisa Samuel).
www.writing.upenn.edu /bernstein/experiments.html   (2914 words)

  
 internet culture
This metaphor of colonization should be understood carefully, however, as she is not suggesting that Professor Sherry Turkle, sociologist and MIT professor, should be left behind in favor of a new life as the cybernaut ST on LambdaMOO.
That suggestion comes from an extreme form of inherence utopianism about the Internet, or it is the equally extreme suggestion of inherence dystopian theorists, like Mark Slouka in War of the Worlds[17], who diagnose the Internet experience as equivalent to wholescale departure from everyday reality.
Leaving one subscription list and joining another, for example, is trivial, and the newcomer's added presence brings with it no burdens, especially if he is ``lurking,'' or at most the nuisance that the others on the list must delete the newcomer's unwanted contributions to the discussion.
www.brandeis.edu /pubs/jove/HTML/V6/iculture.html   (8643 words)

  
 Open Directory - Arts: Literature: Poetry: Forms: Haiku and Related Forms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Forms in English Haiku - A thorough and highly technical discussion of serious haiku form in English, by Keiko Imaoka, a Japanese-American poet who writes in both languages.
Shiki Haikusphere - The Shiki Haikusphere is the new form of the Shiki Internet Haiku Salon web site, now hosted at Ehime University, Japan, and brought to us by the continued efforts of the Shiki Team in Matsuyama.
Tour of Haiku Monuments (Haiku Country - Matsuyama) - "Haiku Monuments" are modest in scale, usually including simply the text of a well-loved poem and the name of the author.
dmoz.org /Arts/Literature/Poetry/Forms/Haiku_and_Related_Forms   (1835 words)

  
 The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics
The CERN list of publications for 2000 - 2004 lists a total of 3,766 articles published in peer-reviewed journals, an average of 753 articles per year.
The list of new institutions harvested recently is long, and impressive.
Jan Szczepanski's list is much longer: over 4,705 titles total as of early December 2005.
poeticeconomics.blogspot.com   (3245 words)

  
 ILP Poetic Forms TeacherVision.com
Say the words cinquain, acrostic, and clerihew, letting students know that all these words are terms that describe forms of poetry.
Some students may have difficulty using the chart at the Poetry Forms site because not all of the entries have a top button.
Encourage students to use the Glossary of Poetic Terms if they need help with any of the terms.
teachervision.fen.com /tv/curriculum/lessonplans/ILP_poetic_plan.html   (908 words)

  
 Learn New Poetry Forms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
There are times when a well-used poetry form can go stale for you.
Maybe now is the time to learn about some forms that are new to you.
If you know of, and write in, another poetry form, send your text about the form with samples of your work by attaching the file to an email message to ahabooks@mcn.org with attention to New Genre.
www.ahapoetry.com /newform.htm   (177 words)

  
 Kentucky Classics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Aposiopesis: a form of ellipse by which a speaker comes to an abrupt halt, seemingly overcome by passion (fear, excitement, etc.) or modesty.
Archaism: use of an older or obsolete form.
Synesis (=constructio ad sensum): the agreement of words according to logic, and not by the grammatical form; a kind of anacoluthon.
www.uky.edu /ArtsSciences/Classics/rhetoric.html   (1908 words)

  
 The Academy of American Poets - For Educators
Here are a number of creative and inexpensive suggestions for making poetry a more important part of school life during April and throughout the year.
And if you have lesson plans or curriculum units that have worked in the past, by all means let us know.
Also available is a helpful poetry glossary and a list of poetic forms and techniques.
www.poets.org /page.php/prmID/6   (389 words)

  
 On Poetry & Poetic Forms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The majority of my own work in poetic form tends toward quatrain and sonnet, couplets, and closely related types.
Yet to the forms, I plead with all, be true as ever you can, or fall Short: and know the mark untouched by rope looped outward.
The poet, a mortal who seeks to prove mast'ry of word and hits the groove, We task to the labours of recording mighty efforts in words that sing.
www.pbm.com /pipermail/minstrel/1996/000537.html   (437 words)

  
 ReadWriteThink: Lesson Plan: Discovering Poetic Form and Structure Using Concrete Poems
For homework, have students read "r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r," "Easter Wings," "The Altar," or a similar concrete poem from the List of Additional Concrete Poems or your text.
You might move toward a list of the kinds of things that poets choose (words, rhythms, sounds, images, line breaks, and so forth).
Using nusery rhyme or passage, students shape the structure and form of the content into a concrete poem.
www.readwritethink.org /lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=211   (1799 words)

  
 The Teachers Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms - SHOP.COM
For the Handbook, 19 teaching poets have written 76 entries on traditional and modern poetic forms.
The Handbook succinctly defines the forms, summarizes their histories, quotes good examples (ancient and modern, by adult and young writers), and...
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www.shop.com /op/aprod-p26310187   (208 words)

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