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Introduction. Welcome to Ms. Carmichael’s English 3 Class. Creating a poem about me, myself and I!. Name:_____________ Title (of Poem):_________________ I will never_____________________ I will never _____________________ And I will never __________________

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introduction

Introduction

Welcome to Ms. Carmichael’s English 3 Class

creating a poem about me myself and i
Creating a poem about me, myself and I!

Name:_____________

Title (of Poem):_________________

I will never_____________________

I will never _____________________

And I will never __________________

I will always_____________________

To consider my biggest dream fulfilled I would have to ______________________ by _____________________

Directions: Fill in the blanks appropriately according to you as a person! 

example
Example

Ms. Carmichael

ABSOLUTE Affirmation

I will never give up,

I will never bungee jump,

And I will never crush a dream.

I will always see the daffodils in March as absolute truth of the power of optimism.

My goal for this year is to do my best to make sure all my students are successful.

the american dream

The American Dream

An Introduction

suite madame blue
Suite Madame Blue

Sweet

Wife or prominent female figure

Suite

Color

Feeling

Homophones

A woman who runs a brothel

Homonyms

what is america being personified as in this song

Personified: Giving human qualities to something non human

What is America being personified as in this song?

Wife or prominent female figure

A woman who runs a brothel

  • What is your evidence?

Annotate as you listen

what is america being personified as in this song1
What is America being personified as in this song?

Wife or prominent female figure

A woman who runs a brothel

  • What is your evidence?
  • Write a 5-7 sentence paragraph drawing a conclusion and defending your response with at least one SPECIFIC example from the song.
discussion

Discussion

Turn to the person sitting behind you and compare your responses. If you disagree, try to persuade them to your point of view with your evidence. If you agree, add to your evidence.

what is the tone of the song
What is the tone of the song?
  • TONE: Attitude of the author—how does the author feel about the subject?

long ago

I wait

I’m a fool

I long for the past

Discuss with your partner and come to a consensus on a tone using a good adjective.

identify opinions
Identify Opinions
  • Given the tone and personification, how does the artist feel about current America?
identify your opinions
Identify Your Opinions
  • How would you personify America? Explain your choice and why in 1-2 sentences on the card provided. Turn in to the 4th period box before you leave.
great beginnings

Great beginnings

page 10 Writing handbook.

slide13

Definition in your own words

Part of speech?

Essential Vocab

PERSONIFICATION

Use it in a sentence

Picture—what does it look like?

slide14

Personification ReviewChoose one of the following ideas to personify in your own way. You should have a minimum of five sentences when you are done.

Example:

Regular, boring sentence: The train whistle blew in the night.

Personified sentence: The lonely train whistle cried out in the night.

phillis wheatley
Phillis Wheatley
  • First African American in the United States to publish a book of poetry.
    • Published in England first
  • Document had to be signed by men who had examined and found her to be worthy and “smart enough” to be a poet.
to his excellency general george washington
“To His Excellency, General George Washington”
  • Ode to George Washington.
  • America is personified as the goddess Columbia.
    • female counterpart of Christopher Columbus (District of Columbia, Columbia pictures, Columbia records etc.)
  • Often depicted holding a liberty pole, propping up a shield of the United States, standing beside a bust or depiction of George Washington, or offering food to a bald eagle.
personifying america
Personifying America

Why do you think these interpretations are so different?

look over your notes from yesterday
Look over your notes from yesterday…
  • The American Dream is a national ethos of the US in which freedom includes a promise of the possibility of prosperity and success.
    • In Styx’ opinion, has the American Dream changed from Wheatley’s day to today? Explain.

How do the poems show that the American vision or ideal has changed?

theme
Theme
  • Broad idea or message that is conveyed by a work.
  • What is one theme that we have already looked at?
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Phyllis Wheatley: 1753-1784

Styx:

1970’s-1980’s

You:

1990’s-2000’s

how would you personify america
Queen/Princess

Well respected celebrity

Soldier

Mother/Father/ Caregiver

Drunk

Gambler

Not respected celebrity

Hacker

Thief

How would you personify America?

Positive

Negative

your turn
Your Turn 
  • Define your idea of the American Dream and personify America. Thinking about current events and the two poems we looked at today, how would you personify America? Would she be the goddess that Wheatley sees or the “lady of questionable morals” Styx sees? Decide how you would like to personify her and write a poem based on your ideas. Remember to think about the American dream definition and what it means to you.

Your poem should have at least 10 well thought out lines

writing is not scary
Writing is NOT Scary
  • Why is writing an important skill to master?
  • What kind of papers do you typically write?
  • What shape is your writing?
identify the audience for the following types of writing be specific
Identify the audience for the following types of writing—Be Specific

1. The New York Times-

Americans—What type of Americans?

-New Yorkers

-Educated

-Businesspersons

-Liberals

2. A memo from an employer

3. A love letter

4. A text you send to your mother

5. A text you send to your friend

6. Harry Potter

7. Fifty Shades of Grey

this requires good nouns and adjectives
This requires good NOUNS and ADJECTIVES
  • REMEMBER? Great beginnings page 10 Writing handbook.
slide28

To entertain or to explain/teach or to reflect

To inform

To persuade

To explain/teach or to reflect

first you have to decide
Queen/Princess

Well respected celebrity

Soldier

Mother/Father/ Caregiver

Drunk

Gambler

Not respected celebrity

Hacker

Thief

First you have to decide…

Positive

Negative

slide30

Reckless

Risk taker

Gambler

Selfish

Rich/poor

Come up with at least 6 adjectives that describe what you chose.

slide31

America is reckless because…

America is a risk taker because…

Reckless

Risk taker

America is selfish because…

Gambler

Selfish

America is rich/poor because…

Rich/poor

How do these adjectives apply to America?

use literary elements
Use literary elements..
  • PERSONIFICATION
  • Simile
    • America is like a gambler…
  • Onomatopoeia
    • Pow! Bang! Whap! Ooh!
  • Alliteration
    • The garish gambler
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