Poetry Unit English 102. Learning Targets: I can identify and understand the various elements of poetry I can explain how poetry and figurative language convey thought and emotion?. By the end of the unit, you will be able to…. Identify & write various types of poetry: Narrative poem
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I can identify and understand the various elements of poetry
I can explain how poetry and figurative language convey thought and emotion?
and many more!
What is poetry?
Take a few minutes to free write about the word POETRY. Write down as many words or phrases that come to mind when you hear the word. Don’t filter your thoughts – just write
Compare 2 unlike objects using “like” or “as”
Your eyes are like the deep blue waves of the ocean.
My love for you is like the burning sun in the sky on a blistering summer day.
English class is as cool as the other side of the pillow.
Clear as frost on the grass blade
Take a pen in your uncertain fingers.
Trust, and be assured
That the whole world is a sky-blue butterfly
And words are the nets to capture it.
a new sheet of paper
for you to write on
Whatever you want to say
folds it up
and files it away
The bright words and the dark words
and a new day
to write on
They are not telepathic and cannot read minds,
Nor can they superspeed to every beck and call.
They cannot take flight and see everything from above,
And they are not invulnerable to attacks – physically or verbally.
Yet, teachers are like superheroes;
The hopes, dreams, and lives of others always comes first.
All day and all night teachers are teachers
Because they have to be
And because others depend on them,
Teachers attempt to protect the people from the evils of the world
So hopefully one day their students can soar to the skies and see everything from above.
As I lay in bed, the Boogie Man scratched the floor beneath my bed, waiting for my feet to thud against the ground.
“Out of the whinnying green stable onto the fields of praise”
A silver scaled dragon, with jaws flaming red
Sits at my elbow and toasts my bread.
I hand him fat slices and then, one by one,
He hands them back when he sees they are done.
Love = __________
Hate = __________
School = ________
Home = _________
Couplets - Couplets have two lines that rhyme.
“Pumpkins on Guard” – Charles Ghigna
Look at all the pumpkin facesLighting up so many places.
On the porch and in the yard,Pumpkin faces standing guard.
Looking friendly, looking mean,With a smile or with a scream.
Orange faces burning brightIn the cool October night.
“Witch Way” – Charles Ghigna
With warts on her noseAnd sharp pointy toes,She flies through the night on her broom.
With covers pulled tightIn the shadows of night,I hide in the dark of my room.
Quatrain: A stanza of 4 lines
Can be rhythmic and rhyming in different ways:
CINQUAIN: a stanza of 5 lines
The Man of Steel is off to save the day
In the air he says, “Up, up, and away!”
For Superman there is no time to play,
Because he stands for truth, justice, and the American way.
Wisdom systemized in a complex netInformation metropolis is setKnowledge super way spins in libertyI learn many things out of raffertyPeople, events, places, things; organizedExposed, refined, edited, scrutinizedDeleted, published; found truth, acceptedInformation errors interceptedAn ingenuity unexcepted!
So nice and blue
Keep on looking at it
You should look too
**Acrostics can also tell a story if you want them to!
Over the wintry
forest, winds howl in rage
with no leaves to blow.
On the wide seashore
a stray blossom and the shells
Make one drifting sand.
Dark, gnarled, withered,
the old tree bears no more fruit.
It’s still my good friend.
There once was a teacher from Cary,
Whom the students heard was quite scary,
Much to their surprise
He had very friendly eyes
Then everyone loved the teacher from Cary.
5 lined-poem in the shape of a diamond:
Line A. _______ Line B. _______ , _______ Line C. _______ , _______ , _______
Line D. _______ , _______ . . . _______ , _______ Line E. _______ , _______ , _______ Line F. _______ , _______ Line G. _______
5 lines in the shape of a diamond
Line 1: one word (subject/noun that is contrasting to line 7)
Line 2: two words (adjectives)
that describe line 1
Line 3: three words (action verbs)
that relate to line 1
Line 4: four words (nouns)
first 2 words relate to line 1; last 2 words relate to line 7
Line 5: three words (action verbs)
that relate to line 7
Line 6: two words (adjectives)
that describe line 7
Line 7: one word (subject/noun that is contrasting to line 1)
Adjective1 , Adjective 1
Action Verb 1, Action Verb 1, Action Verb 1
Noun 1, Noun 1 …………………..…..Noun 2, Noun 2
Action Verb 2, Action Verb 2, Action Verb 2
Adjective1 , Adjective 1
square symmetrical, conventional shaping, measuring, balancing boxes, rooms, clocks, halos encircling, circumnavigating, enclosing round, continuous circle
Learning, Studying, Reading
Books, Students, Video Games, Toys
Playing, Laying, Sleeping
Lion Majestic, proud Roaring, snarling, prowling Mane, muscle . . . Fleece, fluff Bleating, leaping, grazing Meek, gentle Lamb
KILLERS By Carl Sandburg I am singing to youSoft as a man with a dead child speaks;Hard as a man in handcuffs,Held where he cannot move: Under the sunAre sixteen million men,Chosen for shining teeth,Sharp eyes, hard legs,And a running of young warm blood in their wrists. And a red juice runs on the green grass;And a red juice soaks the dark soil.And the sixteen million are killing. . . and killing and killing.
I never forget them day or night:They beat on my head for memory of them;They pound on my heart and I cry back to them,To their homes and women, dreams and games. I wake in the night and smell the trenches,And hear the low stir of sleepers in lines--Sixteen million sleepers and pickets in the dark:Some of them long sleepers for always,Some of them tumbling to sleep to-morrow for always,Fixed in the drag of the world's heartbreak,Eating and drinking, toiling. . . on a long job of killing.
Sixteen million men.