Discussion 7A: Types of Poetry
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This week, we are discussing different types of poetry, and you will try your hand at a short poem about yourself. First, review the following readings about the different types of poetry:
A Beginners Guide to Different Types of Poems: https://bookriot.com/2018/05/08/different-types-of-poems/ (Links to an external site.)
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Poetry Forms: Definitions and Examples: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poems/other/ (Links to an external site.)
12 Essential Types of Poetry: https://www.dictionary.com/e/s/poetry/#sonnet (Links to an external site.)
For the main part of this assignment, you are going to write your own poem. You should choose a shorter type of poem such as a Sonnet, Limerick, Haiku, or Acrostic. Although we would enjoy a longer poem from you like Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, we likely would not have time to write that much!
Choose a type of poem that you find interesting. Describe that type of poem in terms of structure, length, etc. You can use the definition from one of the resources above, but make sure to cite it.
Then, write a poem of that type that reflects something about you. It can, for example, be a career interest, a personal hobby, or a social issue that is important to you. Remember, to consider using some of the literary devices such as similes, alliteration, or onomatopoeia in your poem. Those literary devices were defined in Module 1 and 2 of the course.
Give it a try! It will be fun, and I will give you until Sunday to complete rather than the earlier Wednesday due date. I will write one myself as well.
Responses to Others
Respond to two other person’s poems, describing what you liked about the poem and what literary devices were used.