Poetry and 4 -line Stanza Rhyme Essay

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Literary Terms:

Stanza – Group of line in lyric
Couplet – 2 lines in a poem that rhyme
Quatrain – 4-line stanza
Rhyme – Ending sound similar
Verse – A poem or piece of poetry
Imagery – Figurative description or illustration
Personification – Giving human qualities to non human characteristics
Alliteration – Repetition of constant sounds, especially at the beginning of words
Poetry - Literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm

1) Those winter Sundays Robert Hayden
(Stanza)
“Sundays too my father got up early and put his clothes on in the blue-black cold then with the cracked hands that ached from labor in the weekday weather made banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him. “

2) A Poison tree William Blake
(Couplet)
“I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end.”

3) My papa waltz Theodore Roethke (Quatrain) “The whiskey on your breath Could make a small boy dizzy; But I hung on like death: Such waltzing was not easy”

4) Stopping by the woods on a snowy evening
(Rhyme)
“Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;” 5) The chimneysweeper (Experience) (Slant Rhyme) “ A little black thing in the snow: Crying “weep’ weep,” in notes of woe!”

6) A song in the front yard Gwendolyn Brooks (Verse) “ I’ve stayed in the front yard all my life. I want to peek at the back. Where its rough and untended and hungry weed grows. A girl gets sick of a rose.”

7) Sylvia Plath Mirror (Imagery)
“ Now I am a lake. A woman bends over me, searching my reaches for what she really is. Then she turns to those liars, the candles or the moon. I see her…