Narrative and Dramatic Poetry: narrative
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Narrative Poetry <ul><li>A narrative poem tells a story. Short or long, if it has a plot it's a narrative.
What parts of a story are contained in the following verse from “The Raven”? </li><ul><li>Point of view? Setting? Plot? Past or present tense?
See next slide for snippet from Poe's “The Raven” </li></ul></ul>
Narrative Poetry <ul><li>Ah, distinctly I remember, it was in the bleak December,
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow, sorrow for the lost Lenore,.
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore,
Nameless here forevermore. </li></ul>
Narrative Poetry <ul><li>The stories can be humorous like “The Cremation of Sam McGee” (opening verse) </li><ul><li>There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold;
The Arctic trails have their secret tales
That would make your blood run cold;
The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,
But the queerest they ever did see
Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge
I cremated Sam McGee </li></ul></ul>