Know Your Poetry

Know Your Poetry

What is poetry all about? How can we make sense of it? What are the main poetic forms? This comprehensive series helps students to boost their poetry knowledge and appreciation in a light-hearted and user-friendly manner.

  • Library: Secondary
  • Audience: Junior - Middle Secondary (Year 7-10)
  • Rating: E
  • Subject: English
  • Release Date: February 2016
  • Produced: Australia

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Dedications

Dedications

Poems can be almost as tasty as cheese. Almost. Discover why in this entertaining and fact-filled introduction to understanding the purpose, tone and structure of poetic dedications. With an emphasis on various types of ode and a close analysis of a classic elegy, this celebration of dedications will engage and equip students embarking on a poetry study.

ACELT1630, ACELT1637, ACELT1642, ACELT1643

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Dramatic Monologues

Dramatic Monologues

What do stand-up comedians and Victorian poets have in common? More than you might think! Discover the ancient roots of the poetic form of dramatic monologue and all its very special qualities. Then, dive into the Victorian era and plumb the depths of Tennyson and Browning’s most famous dramatic monologue poems.

ACELT1642, ACELT1643, ACEEN005, ACEEN022, ACEEN041, ACELR005, ACELR027

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Narratives

Narratives

Bet you thought you’d never find these words in the same sentence: sharks, tuxedoes and poetry. In this rapid-fire look at narrative poetry, you will. Thankfully, it’s also highly educational! Learn about the ancient origins of narrative poetry, its typical elements and popular forms like ballads, idylls and epic poems. Beloved classics including Beowulf, The Man From Snowy River and Paradise Lost are discussed.

ACELT1630, ACELT1637, ACELT1642, ACELT1643

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Short Form Poetry

Short Form Poetry

There are almost as many poetic short forms as there are bunnies, but that won’t stop our presenters from trying to name all of them! This fun introduction to short forms offers both an overview and a close look at four forms: haiku, cinquain, limerick and triolet. Sample poems and specific information about their crafting will aid students in their study and appreciation of poetry.

ACELT1623, ACELT1630, ACELT1637

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Sonnets

Sonnets

No, they’re not baby swans. Find out exactly what sonnets are and what they’re for. Even better, dissect two famous ones (‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day’; ‘How Do I Love Thee’) with the help of our two enthusiastic presenters. This in-depth look at the Petrarchan and Shakespearean sonnet forms offers students specific technical detail that is easy to grasp and apply in their studies.

ACELT1643, ACEEN005, ACEEN022, ACEEN041, ACELR005, ACELR027

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Unstructured Poetry

Unstructured Poetry

Unstructured poetic forms are a lot like cat videos: they’re unpredictable, people tend to love or hate them… and they’re full of clauses. This clip discusses the 19th century explosion of free verse poetry including famous pieces from Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman; the phenomenon of spoken word (or performance poetry); and some common complaints against the multifaceted unstructured poetry genre.

ACELT1637, ACELT1643, ACEEN005, ACEEN022, ACEEN041, ACELR005, ACELR027

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