Classification of Literature According to Form

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* CLASSIFICATION OF LITERATURE ACCORDING TO FORM
* POETRY
* -one of the three major types of literature
* -divided into lines, stanzas, with diverse and unique characteristics and often employ regular rhythmic patterns or meters.
* -most poets make use of imagery, figurative language, and special devices
* ELEMENTS OF POETRY
1. Persona or the voice- “speaker”, may be a poet or completely different character 1
2. Theme- insight into life revealed by the poem
3. Rhythm and Rhyme-2 (pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry ,3 repetition of sound at the ends of words,
* 4. Form/Genre (Lyric, Narrative, Dramatic)4-6
* 5. Diction (Connotative, Denotative)
* 6. Literary Devices (Techniques, Figures of Speech)
* Miscellaneous elements:
* Tone-attitude of the writer 7
* Mood-atmosphere or general feeling
* TYPES AND FORMS OF POETRY
1. LYRIC POETRY- meant to be sung to the accompaniment of a lyre
-short, simple and easy to understand 8
A. Kinds of Lyric Poetry
B. Sonnets- 14 lines with a formal rhyme scheme or pattern 9
C. Elegy- expresses lament or mourning for the dead 10
3. Ode- noble feeling, expressed with dignity and praises
* TYPES AND FORMS OF POETRY
* 4. Songs- poem w/ or w/o definite number of syllables and stanza and always accompanied by musical instrument
* 5. Psalms- song praising God or the Virgin Mary and containing philosophy in life 11
* 6. Simple Lyric- includes a variety of poems with varying theme and characterized by subjectivity
* II. NARRATIVE POETRY
* -describes important events in life either real or imaginary 12
* -tells a story
* -present dramatic events in a vivid way, using same elements as short stories: plot, characters, dialogue
Kinds of Narrative Poetry:
1. Epic- extended narrative about heroic…...