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Lyric Poetry

Lyric Poetry. The speaker reveals personal thoughts and feelings. Usually written in first person POV. Does not tell a story and is often set to music. Captures a moment, a feeling, a scene and is descriptive in nature. TLW submit by the completion of this unit the following:

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Lyric Poetry

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  1. Lyric Poetry The speaker reveals personal thoughts and feelings. Usually written in first person POV. Does not tell a story and is often set to music. Captures a moment, a feeling, a scene and is descriptive in nature. TLW submit by the completion of this unit the following: Construct a Lyric, descriptive poems of places and spaces. Use Venn diagram to compare/contrast 2 poems. Answer comprehension questions. Research information regarding the writers. Identify figurative language & grammar. Expand your vocabulary through the ABC chart. Complete a rhyme scheme & write a poem to a rhyme scheme of ABAB Be able to classify a particular type poem-lyric, ballad, haiku, rhyme, free verse Be successful on a quiz with vocabulary, identification of poetry, and authors. Objectives: CLE 3001.8.2 Understand the characteristics of various literary genres – poetry. CFU 3001.8.11 Recognize and identify the characteristics of lyric poetry, blank verse, free verse, epic, sonnet, dramatic poetry, and ballad. CFU 3001.8.12 Identify, analyze, and evaluate the effect and use of metrics (especially iambic pentameter), rhyme scheme (e.g., end, internal, slant, eye), rhythm, alliteration, and other conventions of verse in more challenging poetry (including poetic forms such as lyric, blank verse, epic, sonnet, dramatic poetry). SPI 3001.8.1 Identify and analyze examples of idiom, metaphor, simile, personification, hyperbole, or pun in poetry or prose SPI 3001.8.5 Determine the significance/meaning of a symbol in poetry or prose. SPI 3001.8.7 Differentiate between mood and tone in poetry or prose. SPI 3001.8.11 Demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics of lyric poetry, epics, sonnets, dramatic poetry, and ballads.

  2. Vocabulary • Assonance • Alliteration • Lyric • Dialect • Regional dialects • Connotations • Denotation • Hyperbole • Imagery • Inference • Metaphor • Mood • Personification • Rhyme scheme • End, slant, middle rhyme • Simile • setting • Flashback • Resolution • Rhyme scheme • Context clues

  3. Authors-Writer Spreadsheet p 208 • Robert Burns-(1756-1796) national poet of Scotland • William Wordsworth-(1770-1850) knew he would be a writer • Edna St. Vincent Millay (1982-1950)wrote political, social, & romantic poetry • Gordon Parks (1912-) photographer, 1st black film director in Hollywood • Claude McKay (1890-1948) born in Jamaica • N. Scott Momaday (1943-) Kiowa Indian, lived in several reservations, Pulitzer Prize winner • Evangelina Vigil-Pinon (1949-) TX, National Endowment fo the Arts • Alice Walker (1944-) English teacher • Research---- Located information regarding one of these writers. Ex. • Three writers we do not have year of deaths, are they still among the living? • What other awards have the received? • What did you learn about an author base on your research? • Have your read or seen one of their works and did not know the author? • Biography/Autography information.

  4. My Love is Like a Red Red Rose-Robert Burns p 210 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGoNb9JUhVo&feature=player_embedded Vocabulary Dialect-variation of language spoken by a group. Regional dialects-particular to an area Do a rhyme scheme for this poem-next slide.. • What 2 comparison does the speaker make in the 1st stanza? What do we call that? • He will love his “lass” until what happens? • How do we know he is about to leave his love(4th stanza) • How far might he travel to see her? • What is the exaggeration(hyperbole)? • Does this poem contain assonance or alliteration? Sound/letter?

  5. Identify the rhyme scheme My love is like a reed red rose That is newly sprung in June My love is like the melody That’s sweetly played in tune So fair art thou my bonnie lass So deep in love am I And I will love thee still my dear Till a’ the seas gang dry

  6. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud-William Wordsworth p 211 Q & A Example Breece’s ex Just Age Five (elmo) How do you know this was 1st pov? Expressed an emotion? Could I create music for this peom? Did it rhyme? What type-(end, slant, middle)? • When did the speaker see the daffodils? • What context clues tell us the daffodils were numerous? • Using adjectives-tell me the scene. • Identify the personification. • What was the mood before and after seeing the flowers?

  7. The Courage That My Mother Had p 212 • What happen to Mother’s courage? • Identify the smilie. • What did mother leave behind? • What inheritance would she had perferred? • What is the rock L3? • What is the mood? • Write a poem using the rhyme scheme abab. • Ex. Death may come (a) Sadness will present (b) Reflection among (a) Memories will resent (b) Feelings will be bum (a) We’ll be reduce to a cent (b)

  8. The Funeral-Gordon Parks p 213 • What do we remember about the author? • What line identifies his last time at home? • What have great mountains, raging, rivers, & wide roads have become? • Where does the road end? (infer) • What has remained the same? • Identify a smile, what line? • How many men did it take to carry him? • Identify the exaggeration(hyperbole). • Identify the metaphor, what line. • Vocabulary Connotations-unspoken/unwritten meaning associated with a word beyond its meaning. Denotation-dictionary meaning. What were the connotations for the following words used in the poem: • Snow • giant • Curving • crooked

  9. The Tropics in New York-Claude McKay p 214 Q & A Writing assignment-Place Write a poem with 3 stanzas; doesn’t have to rhyme. 1st stanza-describe an object that reminds you of a place. (2 lines) 2nd stanza-describe this place(imagery, descriptive details) 3rd stanza-write what your feelings are regarding this place. Use the Graffiti Wall outline to write your poem; Breece’s example on Elmo. Fine grains of white, soft, and warm sand. Castles and kingdoms are built not to withstand. I can stand in Alabama and Florida at the same time, as this spreads across the states. Flat plains, children’s laughter, and seagulls abound. Peace, happiness, relaxation are in demand and I can get this from standing in the sand. What is my title: • List 5 fruits • What is the setting? • What flashbacks do the sight of the fruit produce? • What sweeps through the author’s body? What mood? • Interrupt L11. • What was the resolution? • Identify examples of imagery. • Is the title appropriate for the poem? • What is the alliteration in the poem? • Identify the rhyme scheme.

  10. To a Child Running with Outstretched Arms in Canyon de Chelly-N. Scott Momaday p 216 Q & A Writing assignment: Place with a change Imagery In poem format Describe a landscape that received a physical change (dark to light, dry to wet, hot to cold, tornado, thunderstorm) Use descriptive writing Breece’s ex: The canvas was bright with trees, bamboo housing, souvenir shops, and eateries. A strong gush of wind rolled across the ocean and a typhoon was created. The canvas is now bear, the slate is clean All people must bond together to build beams • How is the child running? • Identify the setting. • What adjectives are used to describe the child? • Contrast the child with the setting. • Identify the child’s mood.

  11. Space-Evangelina Vigil-Pinon p 217 Q & A Writing assignment-Private Space Poem format, 6 lines Describe a private space The title is your private space Use imagery Breece’s ex: The Patio, my private space You are remote from traffic But yet I can hear the birds chirp I can feel the warmth of the sun Or I can relax in the coolness of the shade I can have a conversation for 1, 2, or more I can see the sunset and the sunrise I can enjoy an ice cream cone and be alone • What do we not have? • List the settings. • Infer what L11 means. • Which space in not a physical one? • Do you have to alone to have space?

  12. Women-Alice Walker p 218 Q & A Writing assignment Create a 8 line lyric poem Example: Drive my dead thoughts over the universeLike withered leaves to quicken a new birth!And, by the incantation of this verse,Scatter, as from an unextinguished hearthAshes and sparks, my words among mankind!Be through my lips to unawakened EarthThe trumpet of a prophecy! O Wind,If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? Excerpt from Ode To The West Wind by Percy Bysshe Shelley • What era is represented? • What does the poem say about the women? • List 3 verbs. • What did they discover? • Identify the strengthen of the women. • What has been progress? What has been regression? • Can sacrifice and hardship be positive experiences?

  13. Lyric Poetry The speaker reveals personal thoughts and feelings. Usually written in first person POV. Does not tell a story and is often set to music. Captures a moment, a feeling, a scene and is descriptive in nature.

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