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Writing About Poetry. Oh My Gosh! YES!!!! I cannot wait any longer!!!!. Umbrella Feature/Aspect. Supporting Feature 1 Supporting Feature 2 Supporting Feature 3. The Umbrella Feature + Supporting Features = Theme. Whole Picture/Aspect/Dominant Feature . Feature 1.

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Writing about poetry

Writing About Poetry

Oh My Gosh! YES!!!! I cannot wait any longer!!!!


Writing about poetry

Umbrella Feature/Aspect

Supporting Feature 1

Supporting Feature 2

Supporting Feature 3

The Umbrella Feature + Supporting Features = Theme


Writing about poetry

Whole Picture/Aspect/Dominant Feature

Feature 1

  • The Umbrella Feature + Supporting Features = Theme

Feature 2

Feature 3

The Whole Picture + Supporting Features = Theme


Mrs smith do we have to write about a lot of ideas yes yes you do

“Mrs. Smith, Do We Have to Write About a Lot of Ideas?”“….Yes, Yes You Do” 

  • Include author and title of poem

  • Identify theme of poem

  • Identify aspect of poem (aka: the dominant feature/the umbrella feature, the overall painting)

  • Identify at least 2 supporting features of poem (aka: under the umbrella, elements of the painting)

  • Be able to discuss what is going on in the poem accurately during your analysis(summary)

  • Show how supporting features make up the aspect/umbrella feature

  • Show how the supporting features and aspect communicate the theme of the poem

  • Use quotes to support statements


What is expected of us on a poetry analysis timed write in 9 th grade mrs smith

What is Expected of Us on a Poetry Analysis Timed Write in 9th Grade, Mrs. Smith?

  • 4 paragraphs

    • Introduction

      • IVF statement, theme statement, and thesis statement naming aspect and features

    • 1st Body paragraph

      • Explain feature 1, its connection to the aspect, and its connection to theme

      • Follow proper body paragraph format

    • 2nd Body paragraph

      • Explain feature 2, its connection to the aspect, and its connection to theme

      • Follow proper body paragraph format

    • Conclusion

      • Summary of ideas

      • Universal statement – usually relates to theme


So um like what are the features again

So…um..like…what are the features again?

  • Imagery

  • Tone

  • Mood

  • Sound

  • Irony

  • Characterization

  • Setting

  • Metaphor

  • Symbol

  • Speaker

  • diction

    • Remember, when looking at literary features, always ask yourself: SO WHAT? WHY DID THE AUTHOR USE/INCLUDE THIS? WHAT IS ITS PURPOSE?


So let s practice an intro

So…Let’s Practice an Intro 

The poem “American Primitive” by

William Jay Smith ______________________.

_________________________________________.

A mood of _______________ is created by

the author’s ____________________and

___________________which communicates

themessage ____________________________.


In your groups practice the 1 st body paragraph

In Your Groups, Practice the 1st Body Paragraph

  • Feature 1 Body Paragraph

    • Topic Sentence – Feature 1

      • Smith uses ______________ to effectively create ______________________.

    • RDF/Quote (remember, embed those quotes!)

    • How that supports feature 1

    • How that supports aspect

    • RDF/Quote (remember, embed those quotes!)

    • How that supportsfeature 1

    • How that supportsaspect

    • Tie to theme

  • Remember when embedding quotes and discussing quotes, to put them in context of the poem.

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