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Interpreting Different Types of Poetry - Chapter Summary
Our helpful chapter outlines the interpretation of different types of poetry. In these lessons, you'll learn about poetry types, their definitions and structure and review examples of each. This chapter is designed to assist you in accomplishing the following goals:
- Explain how meaning is affected by the structure of a poem
- Give an example of a poem with an ABAB rhyme scheme
- Discuss what blank verse is and what it's used for
- Provide an example of free verse poetry
- Outline the different types of narrative poems
- Detail the different forms used to write odes
- Define a sonnet and how it is written
- Explain what a soliloquy is
Master these topics quickly and easily using our chapter as a mobile-friendly and convenient guide. Our video lessons are generally less than ten minutes long and are easy to navigate using the video tabs feature in the Timeline. Before, during or after reviewing the videos, the associated quiz is a great way to test your knowledge as you move through the chapter.
1. How the Structure of a Poem or Drama Contributes to Meaning
Look closely at the form of any poem or play. Authors put a lot of thought into the structure of their work. This lesson discusses how that structure contributes to the overall meaning of the piece as a whole.
2. Poems with ABAB Rhyme Scheme: Examples & Definition
In this lesson, we will delve into the wonderful world of poetry. Specifically, we will analyze poems with the ABAB rhyme scheme. After a few examples, we will analyze how poets implement this type of rhyme scheme to create memorable poems. We will conclude our lesson with a brief quiz.
3. Blank Verse: Definition and Examples
Blank verse has been used in both drama and poetry for centuries. Watch this video to see how different poets use this technique to bring the audience into a trance or to jolt them into reflection.
4. What Is Free Verse Poetry? - Examples & Definition
Did you know that Walt Whitman, who lived in the mid-1800s, was influential in shaping the American identity? Find out how his writing style is connected to the King James Bible and the famous Beat poet Allen Ginsberg.
5. Narrative Poems: Types & Examples
Some of history's most famous heroes have been immortalized in narrative poetry: King Arthur, Odysseus, and even Jed Clampett. From Homer to Chaucer to Poe to The Beverly Hillbillies, narrative poetry has been used to preserve some of the world's greatest stories.
6. Odes: Forms & Examples
Have you ever appreciated something or someone so much you were inspired to write a poem? If so, then the ode is the poem for you! Learn about the three types of odes and how they are used to celebrate the people and things.
7. Sonnets: Definition & Examples
If you want to profess your love in a poem, you might not think to look back a few hundred years for inspiration. Learn how some of the greatest poets in history used the sonnet to woo their lovers.
8. Soliloquy: Definition & Examples
Drama is a vastly different medium from written literature. This lesson focuses on one particular thing that exists only in spoken performances: the soliloquy.
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