Some genres of literature/poetry

In this post you can share the definitions of different genres: lullaby, nonsense rhyme, riddle, chant, rap, tongue twister, limerick, haiku, jingle, acrostics, diamond poem, couplet/triplet as comments.

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  1. Chant poems simply incorporate repetitive lines that form a sort of chant. Each line can repeat, or every other line. It’s easy to find many poetic forms that incorporate chanting with the use of a refrain.
    Chant poems draw on the ancient roots of poetry.

  2. Nonsense rhyme is a type of light verse which is entertaining because of its rhythmic appeal and absurd or far fetched ideas. It particularly emphasizes rhythmic and sound effects over meaning. It also frequently makes use of absurd or unlikely situations or ideas.

    Nonsense rhymes help to develop the children’s language and listening skills.
    Edward Lear is probably the best-known writer (at least in the English language) of nonsense poems for kids.

    An example for nonsense rhyme:
    Two Dead Boys
    One bright day in the middle of the night,
    Two dead men got up to fight.
    Back-to-back they faced one another,
    Drew their swords and shot each other.
    One was blind and the other couldn’t see,
    So they chose a dummy for a referee.
    A blind man went to see fair play,
    A dumb man went to shout “hooray!”
    A deaf policeman heard the noise,
    And came and shot the two dead boys.
    A paralyzed donkey walking by,
    Kicked the copper in the eye,
    Sent him through a nine inch wall,
    Into a dry ditch and drowned them all.
    If you don’t believe this lie is true,
    Ask the blind man — he saw it too!

    /Botár Eszter/

  3. Rap: Rapping (or rhyming, spitting, emceeing, MCing) is a musical form of vocal delivery that incorporates “rhyme, rhythmic speech, and street vernacular”, which is performed or chanted in a variety of ways, usually over a backbeat or musical accompaniment. The components of rap include “content” (what is being said), “flow” (rhythm, rhyme), and “delivery” (cadence, tone). Rap differs from spoken-word poetry in that rap is usually performed in time to an instrumental track.

    Jingle: a short slogan, verse, or tune designed to be easily remembered, especially as used in advertising. The jingle contains one or more hooks and meaning that explicitly promote the product or service being advertised, usually through the use of one or more advertising slogans.

    Acrostics: An acrostic is a poem (or other form of writing) in which the first letter (or syllable, or word) of each line (or paragraph, or other recurring feature in the text) spells out a word, message or the alphabet. In hungarian we say it “akrosztichon”.

  4. HAIKU
    Haiku is a traditional form of japanese poetry.
    They consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. The lines are rarely rhyme.
    They are usually written about things that are easily recognisable to the readers, especially to children: animals, seasons etc..
    Most popular Haiku exercise is for children the What am I? Haiku:

    Green and speckled legs,
    Hop on logs and lily pads,
    Splash in cool water.

    A kind of humorous and sometimes obscene verse of five lines, in which the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth lines, which are shorter, form a rhymed couplet. (AABBA)
    /Szőllős Kata/

  6. A lullaby, or cradle song, is a soothing song or piece of music, usually played for or sung to children. The purposes of lullabies vary. In some societies they are used to pass down cultural knowledge or tradition. In addition, lullabies are often used for the developing of communication skills, indication of emotional intent, maintenance of infants’ undivided attention, modulation of infants’ arousal, and regulation of behavior. Perhaps one of the most important uses of lullabies is as a sleep aid for infants.
    As a result, the music is often simple and repetitive. Lullabies can be found in many countries, and have existed since ancient times.

    Mikolovics Zsuzsa

  7. diamond poem

    A diamante poem, or diamond poem, is a style of poetry that is made up of seven lines. The text forms the shape of a lozenge or diamond (◊). The form was developed by Iris Tiedt in A New Poetry Form: The Diamante (1969). A diamante poem is a poem that makes the shape of a diamond.

    The purpose is to go from the subject at the top of the diamond to another totally different (and sometimes opposite) subject at the bottom.

    Bártfai-Kertész Barbara

  8. 1. genre: TONGUE TWISTER
    A tongue-twister is a sentence or expression which is very difficult to say properly, because of a series of similar consonant sounds especially when you try to say it quickly. “She sells seashells on the seashore” /TVORDY BEATA/

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