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TYPES OF POEMS

  1. Epic :It is a long narrative poem that celebrates real historical events, heroic achievements, civilization, quasi-divine figures and such other subjects.
  2. Ballad: This is an anonymous narrative in verse passed from generation to generation by words of the mouth and meant to be sung and danced before a crowd.
  3. Ode: It is a medidative poem which addresses itself to a person or thing in which the good qualities of such a person or object are highlighted and commended.
  4. Dirge: It is a poem used to express grief on the occasion of someone’s death
  5. Pastoral Elegy: It laments the fate of the shepherd.

Note: Oral poetry are spoken or chanted, written poetry are inscribed on a paper or documented.

 

EVALUATION

Write on the following kinds of poetry: panegyric, limerick, lullaby.

 

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT

  1. Give the past and past participle of the following verbs.

awake      find     hold      sweep

Beat          leave     swell     forget

Cling         hide      shut        take

  1. Use each verb in sentences.

 

See also

PAST TENSE

SPEECH WORK

Poetry

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