An overview by MaKinzie McFarland
Overview/History of poetic form
Poetry is a art, it express feelings in a deeper manor.
The elegy began as an ancient Greek metrical form and is traditionally written in response to the death of a person or group.
The elements of a traditional elegy mirror three stages of loss. First, there is a lament, where the speaker expresses grief and sorrow, then praise and admiration of the idealized dead, and finally consolation and solace.
Purpose of Poetic Form (Why are these types of poems written?)
Characteristics of Poetic Form (How can you and your peers identify it?)
Example of Poetic Form
- O Captain! My Captain!
Modern Example of an Elegy
And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite
I saw Satan laughing with delight
The day the music died
He was singin' bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry
Them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
And singin' 'This'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die