Poetry is a form of literary work that has art of language which contain aesthetic meaning. It depends from the someone who define about poetry. A poetry might be different interpretation of each reader about writer means.
· Intrinsic Element
There are several elements which make up a good poem:
2. Figurative language
4. Rhyme and alliteration
The theme basically the meaning or lesson in every piece of a poem. It also calls background of a poem for example: “love”, “death”, etc.
Ø Figurative language
Figurative language is wording that makes explicit comparison between unlike thing using figure of speech:
Simile is direct comparison between two unlike things usually delivered with the word "like," "as," or "so.".
“O my love, is like a red, red rose,
That’s newly sprung in June.”
Metaphor is a figurative analogy or comparison between two things where the comparison is indicated directly, without the "like" or "as" customary in similes. Metaphors suggest literally that one thing is something else which it clearly is not in reality. Robert Herrick’s A Meditation for His Mistress (kekasih).
You are a tulip seen today
But, dearest, of so short a stay (tak berumur panjang)
That were you grow scarce man can say
You are a lovely July - Flower,
Yet one rude wind or ruffling shower ( hujan gerimis yang mengganggu)
Will force you hence, and in an hour.
Hyperbole is an extreme exaggeration something
1. Why, man, if the River were dry, I am able to fill it with tears.
2. For a falling in love couple the attack of tsunami is just like a splash of water
Personification is a figurative comparison endowing inanimate things with human qualities.
The old train crept along the narrow path
Flames ate the house.
imagery is the use of words to convey vivid, concrete sensory experiences. The word "image" suggests most obviously, a visual image, a picture, but imagery also includes vivid sensory experiences of smell, sound, touch, and taste as well.
There several imageries:
A. Visual Imagery: Blue sky, sunset.
B. Auditory Imagery: sound of nature like a wind, tress, water.
C. Taste Imagery: sugar (sweet)
Rhyme is a repitition of a similar sounding words occuring at the end of line in a poem.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses, ad all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.
Tone is generally conveyed through the choice of words or the viewpoint of a writer on a particularly subject, normally in adjective words. Sad, happy, fear. Etc.
Something that the reader get from the poem. And the reader can learn from the poetry.
By. Sheila Cheasbro
You are my friend because you’re always there
If there’s sadness around or in the air,
At night, in the morning or any time of day,
You’re there to cheer me up and chase the sadness away.
I just want to thank you for all you’ve done,
You’ve helped me through a lot, you’re really number one.
Thanks for all the good times that we share,
It shows that you’re one who really does care.
Thank for being there when time got rough,
You make it easier when time get too tough
Thanks for being there each and every day,
Thanks for being you in that very special way.
Try to analyze the poem:
1. Find the theme of the poem.
2. Find the figurative language. (at least 3)
3. Find the tone of the poem.
4. Find the rhyme of the poem
5. What the lesson that you get from the poem?