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  Poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Poetry is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to or instead its notional and semantic content.
Poetry can be differentiated most of the from prose which is language meant to convey in a more expansive and less condensed frequently using more complete logical or narrative than poetry does.
In pre-literate societies poetry was frequently as a means of recording oral history storytelling (epic poetry) genealogy law and other forms of expression or that modern societies might expect to be in prose.
www.freeglossary.com /Poetry   (1604 words)

 narrative poetry
Narrative poetry presents a story or account of events, and must therefore encompass the novel's requirements.
Narrative poems allow their author to speak with borrowed voice and viewpoint — useful for dealing with painful or novel experiences — but, more importantly, open up new techniques to the poet.
Narratives impose a structure on events, and are therefore repressive.
www.poetry-portal.com /styles9.html   (244 words)

I told her that literary criticism was not to criticize another’s narrative, but to analyze why they told the story, how they told it, and then decide if it was told effectively or not.
Of course, all poetry tells some sort of story or another, but not all poetry is considered narrative poetry.
Narrative poetry is generally longer in length and follows a bit closer to the established rules of syntax and language.
www.class.uidaho.edu /narrative/theory/what_narrative.htm   (641 words)

When studying poetry, it is useful first of all to consider the theme and the overall development of the theme in the poem.
Lyric poetry retains some of the elements of song which is said to be its origin: For Greek writers the lyric was a song accompanied by the lyre.
Narrative poetry gives a verbal representation, in verse, of a sequence of connected events, it propels characters through a plot.
www.anglistik.uni-freiburg.de /intranet/englishbasics/PoetryTypes01.htm   (807 words)

 Poetry 180 - More About This Projct
The program is called Poetry 180 and offers a poem for every day of the approximately 180-day school year.
The hope is that poetry will become a part of the daily life of students in addition to being a subject that is part of the school curriculum.
Because the poems are protected by copyright law, use of the poems beyond what is contemplated by Poetry 180 (for example, making additional copies and distributing them outside the school environment, or recording someone reading the poems and then distributing the tapes) may require the written permission of the copyright owner.
www.loc.gov /poetry/180/p180-more.html   (994 words)

 The Narrative Impulse
Through narrative, poets explore and define identity; and through the process of identification, a reader whose gender, race, or culture is not the same as those poets' comes to understand and feel solidarity with them--the reader, that is, with good will and the ability to exercise the imagination in behalf of others.
The audience for poetry is used to a more intensely written text, with greater compression, a higher degree of dreamlike improvisation, radical juxtaposition and collage--and, dare I say it, the expressive support of meter and lineation.
Another way of putting it is that narrative subjects sometimes generate startling lines that neither lyric nor prose fiction would have wrung out of the writer.
www.poetrysociety.org /journal/articles/corn.html   (884 words)

 Narrative poetry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Narrative poetry is among the oldest, and perhaps the oldest, genre of poetry.
Much of narrative poetry is performance poetry and has its source in an oral tradition: the Scots and English ballads, the tales of Robin Hood, of Iskandar, and various Baltic and Slavic heroic poems all were originally intended for recitation, rather than reading.
In terms of narrative poetry, a romance is a narrative poem that tells a story of chivalry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Narrative_poetry   (460 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Narrative is one of the keys to writing good poems.
A lot of shorter poems, from haiku to sonnets to blank verse meditations, have some kind of story or scene connected with them, and though narrative in poetry may be compressed, it still depends on action, incident, and detail.
We'll also focus on the way narrative works—or can be made to work-- in poems by participants.
www.wcupa.edu /_academics/sch_cas/poetry/conference/narrative.htm   (91 words)

 Poetry for Kids
Poetry verse is set out in short lines with words put together in rhythm or rhyme or both.
Poetry began in prehistoric times when people passed down their oral history in poetic language and song.
As a form of poetry, tanka is older than haiku, and tanka poems evoke a moment or mark an occasion with concision and musicality.
www.42explore.com /poetry.htm   (1112 words)

 Ploughshares, the literary journal
I wanted to remind them that the narrative poem takes the place of an absent narrative and is always absorbing the other's absence so it can be named, and, at the same time, relinquishing its own presence to the awful solitudes of forgetfulness.
I told her I was working on a negative narrative, one that refuses to begin because beginning is meaningless in an infinite universe, and refuses to end for the same reason.
He said narrative poetry happened usually in spring and involved a man. The woman would approach her house, wave to the man, and drop her flowers.
www.pshares.org /issues/article.cfm?prmArticleID=2112   (563 words)

 Poetry 180 - How to Read a Poem Out Loud
The readers, by the way, should not read cold; they should be given their poem a few days in advance so they will have time to practice, maybe in the presence of a teacher.
In addition to exposing students to the sounds of contemporary poetry, Poetry 180 can also serve as a way to improve students' abilities to communicate publicly.
I am hoping that the rewards of Poetry 180 will be felt as immediately as possible and that those involved will find gratification in knowing that high school students across the country are being exposed to poetry in a unique and stimulating way.
www.loc.gov /poetry/180/p180-howtoread.html   (579 words)

 BBC - Get Writing - - A3327978 - Narrative Poetry
Writing a narrative in verse gives you access to all the poetic devices of rhyme and rhythm, concentrated imagery, the richness and denseness and musicality of sound.
Fay Thomas, the heroine of Quiver, is of both Welsh and English descent and is married to a geneticist whose ancestors are Irish and Chinese.
Ballads are a particular kind of narrative, a form which evolved directly from a folk tradition and is meant to be sung.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/getwriting/narrativepoetry   (1071 words)

 inspirational poetry: a guide to internet resources
Poetry is a community – a varied and lively community, with very different views of what poetry is and should be doing.
Poetry is the workshop of language – where the most original, exciting and significant work is being written.
Poetry should be inspirational, something akin to magic, and we'd like to hear from readers who've found a new dimension to its study and creation.
www.poetry-portal.com   (401 words)

 Understanding Literature and Life: Drama, Poetry and Narrative
Poetry is at once the most artful and most elemental form of literature.
Narrative is doubtless the most familiar form of literary expression, since everyone reads, or used to read, novels.
You learn that narrative is especially constituted to convey the curve of time in human life; the central business of the novel is to tell the life story, enabling a possession of that life that is hardly imaginable any other way.
www.teach12.com /ttc/Assets/courseDescriptions/210.asp?pc=SiteIndex   (1209 words)

He doesn’t really address narrative at all, but writes instead about a few younger poets, from whom he generalizes a larger contemporary avoidance of or outright hostility to narrative, quoting and discussing some rather weak poems along the way.
The assumption seems to be that good poetry is always there, lying around, or (more accurately) that “good poetry” is whatever one says it is, so we will just take whatever women write and call it good, in order to represent them equally.
Publication is a way of bringing poetry to a larger audience, yes, but, beyond that, Poetry, as I have known it over the years, has not been much invested in the business of publicity.
www.poetrymagazine.org /letters/archive/0606.html   (1856 words)

 Home: Web Courses: Narrative Poetry
We will also consider examples to demonstrate how the traditions of the narrative have been passed down even as some of the forms have been changed, by the passage of time and the constraints which the poetic devices place on the telling of a story.
The reader will examine objectively examples of narrative verse and will understand the effect of time and changing styles on the character, though not the inherent nature, of this type of literature.
Exploring Narrative Poetry: Part 1 Origins and shifting rhyme schemes: from the spoken word to the written record.
www.seniornet.org /php/default.php?PageID=6938   (589 words)

 EDSITEment - Lesson Plan
By analyzing what a speaker (or persona) in one of Frost's poems includes or omits from his narrative account, students make inferences about that speaker's motivations and character, find evidence for those inferences in the words of the poem, and apply their inferences about the speaker in a dramatic reading performed for other class members.
It is usual in the literature curriculum for grades 6 through 8 to introduce students to basic concepts of narrative (such as speaker or point-of-view) in the context of lessons on the short story or novel.
Provided with this lesson is a worksheet, "The Narrative Poetry of Robert Frost," as a downloadable PDF file.
edsitement.neh.gov /view_lesson_plan.asp?id=345   (2072 words)

Forché herself is an aesthetic convert from narrative poetry to a poetry of lyric-associative fragment.
Narrative, after all, and other poetries of sustained development, seduce and contain; its feature is the loss of self-consciousness; in the sequential “grip” of narrative, the reader is “swept away,” and loses not consciousness, perhaps, but self-consciousness.
A poetry which values clarity and continuity is obligated to develop and deliver information in ways that are hierarchical and sequential, ways which accommodate and orchestrate the capacities of human memory.
www.poetrymagazine.org /magazine/0306/comment_177773.html   (3620 words)

 David Lee Garrison: "Telling It Slant: The Narrative Poetry of Jared Carter"
The purpose of poetry, or at least one purpose of it, is to tell stories, to remember the lives of this farmer and others like him, to preserve our myths.
Poetry is about the things to which we are attached in one way or another, and that is what Carter communicates so dramatically in his last line.
Yet narrative is present throughout Barricades, too, although on a different level from that of the individual poem.
www.valpo.edu /english/vpr/garrisonreviewcarter.html   (3267 words)

 Dana Gioia Online - Robert McDowell
Contemporary narrative poets not only have the challenge of creating lyric stories; they must also invent cogent forms and intrinsically heightened styles in which to tell them.
Such narrative poems might be described as vertical—the weight of the story rests on a focused temporal point.
The narrative material is not fussy, refined, or conventionally poetic; rather it is sprawling, ambitious, and unembarrassed by the often vulgar concerns of its characters.
www.danagioia.net /essays/emcdowell.htm   (1396 words)

 Gale - Free Resources - Glossary - NO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A narration may be either a simple narrative, in which the events are recounted chronologically, or a narrative with a plot, in which the account is given in a style reflecting the author's artistic concept of the story.
The term is also used as an adjective in the sense "method of narration." For example, in literary criticism, the expression "narrative technique" usually refers to the way the author structures and presents his or her story.
Narratives range from the shortest accounts of events, as in Julius Caesar's remark, "I came, I saw, I conquered," to the longest historical or biographical works, as in Edward Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, as well as diaries, travelogues, novels, ballads, epics, short stories, and other fictional forms.
www.gale.com /free_resources/glossary/glossary_no.htm   (2134 words)

 Narrative poetry (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Narrative Poetry: Lit Glossary narrative poetry/ narrative verse a poem that tells a story narrator the person through whose voice or viewpoint the story is told.
Other forms include narrative poetry and dramatic poetry, both of which are used to tell stories and so resemble novels and plays.
narrative poetry/ narrative verse a poem that tells a story narrator the person through whose voice or viewpoint the story is told.
www.offsetdruck-online.de.cob-web.org:8888 /2936   (271 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Now consider the fact that it is poetry, or verse.
In simple terms, you task is to write a story in verse that reflects the experience of a victim or survivor of the Holocaust.
Now remember, a narrative poem tells a story and a story has a plot: exposition, conflict, rising action, climax and resolution.
teacherweb.com /NJ/Schuyler-ColfaxMS/MrBanks/NightNarrativePoem.doc   (261 words)

 Epic Poetry: Oral Narrative Verse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The original function of oral literature is primarily to commemorate, and its original form is a performance, an enactment by a professional poet, a minstrel or bard (in Anglo-Saxon England, a scop; in West Africa, a griot).
Each repetition of oral poetry -- out loud, in front of an audience -- recreates its subject matter, involving the listeners as if the events described were happening anew.
These oral formulaic devices, then, glued a massive narrative together, permitting feats of memory which readers in the computer age are more likely to associate with data banks than with poets.
newman.baruch.cuny.edu /digital/2000/c_n_c/c_01_epic/oral.htm   (3433 words)

 Home: Web Courses: Narrative Poetry: Part 3
A variety of perceptible, comfortably familiar metric schemes can be found in much of the poetry of this period.
The irony with which the nobles' fine garments are described, the reluctance of the men to follow the king's orders to certain death, and the plight of the ladies who will be waiting "lang, lang" for the men to return, truly touched me as the frozen corpses of the skipper and his daughter did not.
Longfellow had a right to employ poetic license in tweaking his narrative a bit further from the truth.
www.seniornet.org /php/default.php?PageID=6941   (1082 words)

 Lyric versus Narrative
Piecing together the buried or incomplete narrative of a lyric poem is nevertheless important to understanding that poem.
So we are left with a paradox: epics are narrative poems that nevertheless contain traces of song, while lyric poems are songs in which traces of narrative or story are still visible to the alert reader.
Another way of analyzing lyric poetry's unerlying narrative is through patterns derived from folk tales that can be found also in epic, drama, romance, and other literary genres, as well as poetry.
virtual.park.uga.edu /eng3k/spring01/materials/lyric.htm   (1585 words)

 Modern Poetry Ring
Autographs focuses on free verse poetry, and is a personal tribute to world art and literature.
A selection of poems from “Scenes and Themes in Poetry” by Edward Gavurin is presented.
These are primarily narrative poems in rhyme, on a wide variety of topics.
a.webring.com /hub?ring=modernpoetryring   (478 words)

 Lesson Plan: Writing Narrative Poetry
Analyze narrative poetry and the use of repetition and metaphor in a poem
Many narratives are fictional, including epics and novels, but narrative can include nonfiction such as history and autobiography.
Narratives needn't be in prose: epics, for instance, are narrative verse.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/Senate/7213/narrativepoetry.html   (1865 words)

 Essential Chaucer: General Treatments
A compact assessment of Chaucer, his poetry, and his intellectual achievement, describing the development of his idea of poetry and the subsequent growth of his art.
Evaluates Chaucer's status as the father of English poetry, reading his works for their relation to literary tradition, emphasizing his appropriation of English and Continental literature, and identifying his self-consciousness about his poetry and its place in tradition.
Assesses in Chaucer's narrative poetry the ongoing struggle between experience and authority, exploring the ways in which his narrative poses, his sense of literary tradition, and his sensitivity to his audience reflect his concern with both poetic freedom and the human freedom of his characters.
colfa.utsa.edu /chaucer/ec1.html   (1223 words)

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