Genres of poetry Part 1


One of the main mistakes was relegated to authors maintain (add) genres. What you can find on the website, and most importantly it is difficult to make prose or poetry.

More recently self-typing of genres on the site is prohibited. And in this article we attempt a small review of literary sites, and encyclopedias devoted to poetry.

Poetry from the Greek, means creation, creation.

In the narrow sense, poetry, understand the poetic, rhythmically organized speech. In this sense, the counter poetry prose.

An additional measure of speech is the verse (verse line), as well as rhyme, meter, and so on. Often the word poetry is used in a figurative sense, meaning the beauty of the presentation of the depicted object, and in this sense, the poetic may be called a purely prose text. But this article will touch upon the genres of poetry.

That's about this classification (with slight variations) of poetry give online editions and dictionaries:

Lyric poetry used to Express strong feelings, and as they commonly are not long lasting, and lyrical works are always small. While epic works are sometimes entire volumes (poems, novels), lyrical in most cases consist of several lines. The poet expressed his feeling and puts a feather. If he is, despite the fact that feeling it's grown cold, will continue to write, his poem will inspire readers appropriate mood: it is transferred only sincere feeling.

Epic poetry is usually a long narrative poem that tells about heroic deeds, its other name the heroic epic. The origins of epic poetry probably rooted in prehistoric narratives about gods and other supernatural beings. These narratives, or myths, perhaps, was recited during sacred rituals, calling on the patronage of the higher forces in the achievement of earthly well-being.

Philosophical poetry is poetry about life. It's easy to explain - for any person concerned with the issues of life, death, relations with the surrounding world. Someone who writes, is seldom happy with his life, talks on topics of good, evil, truth and lies, often thinks about the role of the Creator in human lives. The verses are reflections of the author becomes his own fate.

Nonfiction poetry is devoted to the topical issues of public and political life.

Satirical poetry is a manifestation of the comic art, which is a poetic humiliating rebuke phenomena using different comic tools: sarcasm, irony, hyperbole, grotesque, allegory, parody, etc.

Humorous poetry. Probably every person, if he is not a pedant, and a pedant, like a good joke. The man who has a sense of humor, who loves to laugh, has much more reason to love life and enjoy it than a gloomy pessimist.

Children's poetry for children rare to find lyrics in pure form: the subject of children's poetry becomes not the content of the inner life of the poet, and what is happening in the outside world, it is not aimed at the subject and the object. Therefore, children's poetry, chiefly epic, each poem is a small story with their plot.

Each of these "poems" is divided into genres. Here I will try to give in alphabetical order the most famous genres of poetry (this is my personal opinion and this list can be continued and challenged).

Ballad a genre of lyrical poetry, which will include works with a narrative component.

Evolved from folk dance songs love content distributed from South-Latins, originally in Provence, then in Italy. Approximately in the XII century ballad called small lyric poem, composed of three or four stanzas more often eight, ten or twelve stanzas, interspersed with a chorus (a refrain), and is commonly content had a love complaint. Originally this piece was sung to accompany dances.