Types of Poetry
|A working understanding of poetic genrestypes of poemshelps you become a better reader and writer.|
|The same is true of all art forms. For example, a working understanding of the difference between a documentary, an independent film, and a Hollywood summer blockbuster helps you become a better audience member and filmmaker.||
Types of Film
Types of Music
|Or, if you are a songwriter, you want a working knowledge of the differences between the genre/types of music we call rock, pop, rap, alternative, and hip-hop so that you can think how you want to write and arrange your songsand how your audience might respond.
And as an audience member, you know which sections of the record store are your favorites because those sections themselves are organized according to genres/types of music.
1. Genre (Type of Poem):
- Click the link under "Genre (Type of Poem)" for a basic understanding of each genre.
2. Keywords or Phrases:
- Come back to this page. Copy and past the keywords (or key phrases) for each genre to one of the major search engines. If you need help finding search engines, click here to go to our class search engines page.
3. Examples from Our Syllabus:
- In a one-paragraph posting to our Class Web Discussion Group, explain how at least two of the key words (or key phrases) contribute to a greater understanding of one of the example poems from our syllabus in the third column.
(Type of Poem)
|Anyonymous, "The Unquiet Grave"|
|Milton, "When I Consider How My Light Is Spent"
Wordsworth, "Scorn Not the Sonnet" and "London, 1802"
Keats, "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer"
Shakespeare, sonnet 18, sonnet 129, sonnet 130,
Hopkins "Pied Beauty"
|The first section of Dove, "Parsley"
Thomas, "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night"
|Auden, "In Memory of W. B. Yeats"
O'Hara, "The Day Lady Died"
|Keats, "Ode to Psyche," "Ode to a Nightingale," "Ode on Melancholy," "Ode on a Grecian Urn," and "To Autumn"
Shelley, "Ode to the West Wind"
Tate, "Ode to the Confederate Dead"
|Hecht, "The Book of Yolek"
Ashbery, "The Painter"
|The Dramatic Monologue||soliloquy
|Browning, "My Last Duchess"
Eliot, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
Ai, "Riot Act, April 29, 1992" and "Hoover, Edgar J."
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