Poetry is a literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm.
Types of Poems
Ballad: It is a poem written to express the heroic past of a village or a community.
Narrative Poem: It is a story told in verse form. Like a novel or a short story, a narrative poem has a plot, characters, and setting.
Lyric: A lyric is a short poem that expresses the poet’s thought and feelings and meant to be sang to the music lyre.
Epic: It is long narrative poem that dwells on the adventures and achievement of one or more great heroes.
Lullaby: It is a song specially created to appease a weeping child or rock a baby to sleep.
Sonnet: It is a poem of fourteen lines.
Dirge: It is a funeral song, poem, expressing grief or mourning.
- Write short notes on the following
Copy the poem “The Thief is One of Us” by Sola Olatunji into your literature note books and bring out the figures of speech
References: An Analysis of Junior Secondary School literature by HAFIT et al.