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GENRES

1. EPIC POETRY
Epic Poems are long, serious poems that tell the story of a heroic figure. Some of the
most famous epic poems are the Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer and the epic poem of
The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882). An epic is a long
narrative poem celebrating the adventures and achievements of a hero. Epics deal with
the traditions, mythical or historical, of a nation.
Example:
Perfectly You
You say you aren't perfect,
but look again and behold yourself; perfectly you.
Your tears be heavy-laden with guilt;
also remember, they glisten with remorse.
The sea water of the eye cleanses wounds old
and leads life to the good vulnerability
that teaches humility and belief.

Singing; your voice awakens the dawn
and dancing you set the moon.
Entrancing, you smile
and for a moment I glimpse forever.
Joy's child is your way
and grace is in your name.

Awake in the watches of the night
He watches your panic weeping;
wanting your day to soar
and set twilight leaping.
Stars twinkle in sympathy,
and meteors lead sight to the other.
Come away with me my love and wink at suns.

http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poem_detail.aspx?ID=452082
In my opinion, this poem is not
suitable for teaching children.
This is because kids have short
attention spans, and if they don't
understand what's great about
epic poetry, they won't care
enough to produce good
examples for themselves.
Teacher has to explain clearly to
children so that they would
understand this poem very well.



2. NARRATIVE POETRY

In fiction, we often use this term "narrative" to describe the way a story is told. In
poetry, we use this term to differentiate poems which have a narrative arc from those
that don't. Unlike a Setting Poem, which may simply express the beauty of a place and
a moment, a narrative poem tells a story, often with a beginning, a middle, and
an end (as in fiction). The ultimate narrative poem would be the epic poem. Narrative
Poems rely on character and conflict to drive the poem forward. So, in a simple
meaning, narrative poetry is poems that tell a story.

Example:
2 Seconds to Say Goodbye

In 2 Seconds, You Could Type Goodbye
It buzzed.
She smiled.
He had replied.
Eagerly she dug
Her phone
From her pocket,
Her other hand
On the wheel.
Her gaze remained ahead
Into the darkness
Of the cold wintery night.
It buzzed again,
The screen illuminating
The shadows of the car.
Would he be there?
Would he come over
After his shift at work
Was done?
What did he say?
Another young voice replied.
Give me the phone.
She hesitated,
Not fully trusting
Her friend.
Besides,
She wanted to know.
She wanted to see the words.
She wanted feel


http://www.reference.com/motif/arts/example-of-dramatic-poetry
The exhilaration
Of reading his words
To HER.
She glanced down,
The screen now dark,
And fumbled
To press the keys.
Hes coming, she said
Trying to calm
The enthusiasm
In her voice.
Her heart beat harder.
How did she look?
What should she reply?
Gr8 C U L8T
In the same 2 seconds, she could
have typed
Goodbye.

This poem is not suitable for
primary schools students
because the content is too long
and there are many words that
are high level and cannot be
understand by primary student.
3. DRAMATIC POETRY
Dramatic poetry is a type of poetry that uses characters and verse to tell a story or
elaborate upon an event. While much poetry is written from the point of view of the
author, dramatic poetry is written from the point of view of a character. Dramatic poetry
is often seen performed on the stage as part of a play. Some of the most prominent
examples of dramatic poetry are the works of William Shakespeare. Dramatic poetry
involves a narrative poem of a person in a specific situation. It can involve emotions, but
has so much more to it. An example of this type of writing is in Shakespeare's plays.

Example:
My Cell Text Car
I am standing here screaming from the top
Of my lungs why dont you see me
Whats wrong with you people
Hello I am in your face
Is this a joke gone wrong
The last thing I remember
My cell text car
Then lights out pitch black
Then back on again
I was behind the wheel
Back flash on my way home
I here my text ring I answer
It only took three letters to lose
Control
I here a loud voice dont text and drive
To little to late
I should of listen
My cell text car
Like so many I have taken a life
It could have been prevented
If I only did what the billboard
A head of me said
dont text and drive
My cell text car
I took the text and failed
Now I am here more dead then alive
My cell text car



Read more at Buzzle: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/dramatic-poetry.html
I think this poem is suitable for children
because its meaning is easy to understand
and it has a storyline. Based n this poem,
teacher could create a short drama
because this poem obviously is a pat of
short story. Student can gain a new
knowledge and they could build a moral
value from this poem.
TYPES
1. LIMERICKS
A limerick is a five-line poem written with one couplet and one triplet. If a couplet is a
two-line rhymed poem, then a triplet would be a three-line rhymed poem. The rhyme
pattern is a a b b a with lines 1, 2 and 5 containing 3 beats and rhyming, and lines 3 and
4 having two beats and rhyming. Some people say that the limerick was invented by
soldiers returning from France to the Irish town of Limerick in the 1700's. Limericks are
meant to be funny. They often contain hyperbole, onomatopoeia, idioms, puns, and
other figurative devices. The last line of a good limerick contains the PUNCH LINE or
"heart of the joke."
Example:
Flue
A flea and a fly in a flue
Were caught, so what could they do?
Said the fly, "Let us flee."
"Let us fly," said the flea.
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.

http://volweb.utk.edu/school/bedford/harrisms/limerick.htm

Children
liked humorous poems,
poems about animals, and
poems about
enjoyable familiar
experiences. So, limerick is
one of the most suitable
poems that can be learnt in
the class. The words are
simple and easy to pronounce
by children.
2. HAIKU
Haiku is a Japanese poetry form. A haiku uses just a few words to capture a moment
and create a picture in the reader's mind. It is like a tiny window into a scene much
larger than itself. Traditionally, haiku is written in three lines, with five syllables in the
first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line.
Example:
Ana, by Cynthia Jackson

Sick, though I love her
even though she always lies
cherishing my bones.

The Blind Side, by Nadine Gallero

Blessing in disguise,
Always being neglected..
Focus on bright side!

In Late Summer Heat, by Simon Rowson

In late summer heat
Dead cicada at my feet
Its song has end

http://www.creative-writing-now.com/haiku-poems-page-10.html

This poem is suitable for primary
student because its meaning is
directly delivered. The words are
simple and understandable.
Besides, student can pronounce
the word easily. This poem can be
short or long. Apart from that, this
poem has a direct meaning and
also has a free rhyme. So,
students can enjoy themselves
while reciting this poem.
3. NURSERY RHYME
Nursery rhyme, a traditional verse or set of verses chanted to infants by adults as an
initiation into rhyme and verbal rhythm. Most are hundreds of years old, and derive from
songs, proverbs, riddles, ballads, street cries, and other kinds of composition originally
intended for adults, which have become almost meaningless outside their original
contexts. A nursery rhyme is a short rhyming story, often set to music and usually
designed for young children, such as those in a nursery. Songs for children are a part of
many cultures, and they often serve as an oral record of important political and historical
events. They also can preserve archaic forms of language.

Example:
THE CAT AND THE FIDDLE

Hey, diddle, diddle!
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed
To see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon
BLACK SHEEP
Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, I have,
Three bags full;
One for my master,
One for my dame,
But none for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.
CRY BABY BUNTING
Cry, baby bunting,
Father's gone a-hunting,
Mother's gone a-milking,
Sister's gone a-silking,
And brother's gone to buy a skin
To wrap the baby bunting in.


http://www.answers.com/topic/nursery-rhyme#ixzz2J2AKttGG
I love to recommend
this poem for children
because it can enhance
language skills among
students. Besides, it
gives an enjoyment for
children where teacher
could create a fun
situation during lesson
hour.