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How do you identify the important parts of a poem?. Who Has Seen the Wind? Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you: But when the leaves hang trembling, The wind is passing through. In this lesson you will learn to identify an important part of a poem by finding repeating words or phrases.

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How do you identify the important parts of a poem?

Who Has Seen the Wind?

Who has seen the wind?

Neither I nor you:

But when the leaves hang trembling,

The wind is passing through.


In this lesson you will learn to identify an important part of a poem by finding repeating words or phrases.





Why did the poet repeat this part?

I think the poet wanted her question to stand out and be the most important part of her poem.

Who Has Seen the Wind?

Who has seen the wind?

Neither I nor you:

But when the leaves hang trembling,

The wind is passing through.

Who has seen the wind?

Neither you nor I:

But when the trees bow down their heads,

The wind is passing by.

Christina Rossetti


1

  • Identify repeating words or phrases.

2

  • Ask yourself, “Why do I think the poet

  • repeated this part?”

3

Jot your thoughts on a sticky note.


In this lesson you have learned how to identify an important part of a poem by finding repeating words or phrases.


Find other words or phrases that repeat in the poem “Who Has Seen the Wind?”

Why do you think she repeated those parts? Jot your ideas on a sticky note.




Afternoon on a Hill your own poem that has repeating words or phrases.

I will be the gladdest thing 
   Under the sun! 
I will touch a hundred flowers 
   And not pick one. 

I will look at cliffs and clouds 
   With quiet eyes, 
Watch the wind bow down the grass, 
   And the grass rise. 

And when lights begin to show 
   Up from the town, 
I will mark which must be mine, 
   And then start down!

  • Identify a repeating phrase in “Afternoon on a Hill” by Edna St. Vincent Millay.

  • Why do you think he chose to repeat those parts?


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