Transcript Odes, Epic Poems, & Free Verse
Odes What is an ode? It’s a long, lyric poem usually addressed to a particular person ,thing, place. It generally uses similes, metaphors and imagery Expresses love or admiration to someone or something The Romantic poets like Wordsworth, Keats and Shelley used this form of poetry. Pablo Neruda is a famous Latin American poet well-known for his odes. How it Works • Odes do not have to have a specific rhyme scheme, number of syllables, or number of lines. Let’s Read Two Odes! “Ode to Aphrodite” FOR YOUR INFORMATION: Aphrodite: Greek goddess of love and beauty (Called Venus in Roman mythology) Zeus: Greek god of sky and thunder, ruler of Olympus mountains, ruler of other gods and goddesses Sappho: You tell me • What is the tone in both poems? • How does the speaker feel about Aphrodite? • How does the speaker feel about his socks? • Odes = appreciative and admiring tones More Examples • “Ode to a Nightingale” by John Keats [read by Benedict Cumberbatch] https://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=TdphtMWj ies • “Ode to Kath” by Bob Lowe http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/this-93year-old-mans-poem-for-his-late-wife-willturn-you-i?utm_term=3ogahfi#.auxdqBe6k Creating One of Your Own • Required: 3 stanzas total (each stanza must have at least 3 lines = at least 9 lines overall) – One object/person/place for your ode to be about – Use one simile or metaphor. Underline it – Use one instance of imagery (appealing to senses: taste, touch, smell, sound, or sight). Circle it. – You are expressing your admiration and positive feelings toward this object, person, or place! Ode to Summer Time Little children run See all the fun Oh joy. Stanza 3 Stanza 4 Summer sun is Here to be absolutely The best So to Review: • Choose a person, place or thing that you feel positively about. • Choose how many lines you want per stanza (at least 3!) • Choose how many stanzas you want (at least 3!) • Choose your rhyme scheme • Follow the pattern you created and write your ode!