Biblical Poetry By: misty maxwell

Elements

Parallelism

The repetition of similar syntactical patterns in adjoining lines. This means the lines will repeat the first line using other words.

Example:

"The thoughts of the righteous are just; the advice of the wicked is treacherous". Proverbs12:5

Quantitative Rhythm

The sequence of long and short syllables.

Example:

Accentual Rhythm

The reoccurance of stressed syllables.

Example:

Sing, sing what shall I sing?

The cat's run away with the pudding bag string.

Do, do what shall I do?

The cat has bitten it quite in two.

Dirges

A hymn or poem of mourning and grief.

Example:

“‘We played the pipe for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’ New International Version (NIV) Matthew 11:17

Anadiplosis

The repetition of the end of the line before.

“……… you must make every effort to support your faith with goodness, and goodness with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with endurance, and endurance with godliness, and godliness with mutual affection, and mutual affection with love” 2Peter 1:5-7

Acrostic

Letter of the Hebrew alphabet in order at the beginning of big and small sections of a poem.

Proverbs 31:10-31

Themes

Event:

About events that have happened.

Example:

Poem by: Kevin Michael Kappler

Chernobyl

In this name what do I hear?

Inventive minds damaged in haste

Rushing to win points from a dying political Party

One which nearly ended a strong nation of citizens who learned true survival

Selfless sacrifice in the heart of the monster of nuclear devastation.

Didactic

Uses logic rather than emotions to get ones attention.

Example:

Those Winter Sundays

Robert Hayden

Sundays too my father got up early

and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold,

then with cracked hands that ached

from labor in the weekday weather made

banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him.

I’d wake and hear the cold splintering, breaking.

When the rooms were warm, he’d call,

and slowly I would rise and dress,

fearing the chronic angers of that house,

Speaking indifferently to him,

who had driven out the cold

and polished my good shoes as well.

What did I know, what did I know

Lyrical

Uses a musical like rhythm to convey a strong feeling.

Example:

Italian Sonnet

By James DeFord

Turn back the heart you've turned away

Give back your kissing breath

Leave not my love as you have left

The broken hearts of yesterday

But wait, be still, don't lose this way

Affection now, for what you guess

May be something more, could be less

Accept my love, live for today.

Urge to Action

A type of poem that makes you want to take action.

Example:

“He said, “Praise the Lord! He freed you from the power of Egypt. He saved you from Pharaoh.” Exodus 18:10

Citations

Anadiplosis - Examples and Definition of Anadiplosis. (2015). Retrieved December 13, 2016, from http://literarydevices.net/anadiplosis/

Chernobyl poems on Hello Poetry. (n.d.). Retrieved December 13, 2016, from http://hellopoetry.com/words/150602/chernobyl/poems/

Dirge | Glossary Terms | Poetry Foundation. (n.d.). Retrieved December 13, 2016, from https://www.poetryfoundation.org/resources/learning/glossary-terms/detail/dirge

Glossary Terms. (n.d.). Retrieved December 13, 2016, from https://www.poetryfoundation.org/resources/learning/glossary-terms

Lyric poem - Dictionary Definition. (n.d.). Retrieved December 13, 2016, from https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/lyric poem

Michael, M. (n.d.). Acrostics in the Hebrew Bible. Retrieved December 13, 2016, from http://www.bible-researcher.com/acrostics.html

Poetry. (n.d.). Retrieved December 13, 2016, from https://btk.ppke.hu/uploads/articles/135505/file/introduction/poetry/accentual_verse.html

Quantitative characterizations of speech rhythm: Syllable-timing in Singapore English. (n.d.). Retrieved December 13, 2016, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11419223

Stewart, A. W. (n.d.). Biblical Poetry. Retrieved December 13, 2016, from http://www.westminster.edu/staff/nak/courses/BibPoetry.htm

What is an Acrostic Poem? (n.d.). Retrieved December 13, 2016, from https://www.youngwriters.co.uk/types-acrostic

Y. (2016). Examples of Lyric Poetry. Retrieved December 13, 2016, from http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-lyric-poetry.html

Credits:

Created with images by Couleur - "book bible old" • tpsdave - "sunrise dawn farm" • kevinlubin - "Plant" • PhotoDoyl - "Rocky Waters" • chornamariya - "Forest" • chlsgraphy - "Mori and Mamo" • Sean MacEntee - "Beach" • Amort1939 - "gas mask pripyat chernobyl" • andyarthur - "Field" • 705847 - "field cloud countryside" • Sean MacEntee - "cliffs of moher"

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