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POETRY. Confession. I have a brief confession that I would like to make. If I don't get it off my chest I'm sure my heart will break. I didn't do my reading. I watched TV instead- while munching cookies, cakes, and chips and cinnamon raisin bread.
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Confession I have a brief confessionthat I would like to make.If I don't get it off my chestI'm sure my heart will break. I didn't do my reading.I watched TV instead-while munching cookies, cakes, and chipsand cinnamon raisin bread. I didn't wash the dishes.I didn't clean the mess.Now there are roaches eating crumbs-a million, more or less. I didn't turn the TV off.I didn't shut the light.Just think of all the energyI wasted through the night. I feel so very guilty.I did a lousy job.I hope my students don't find outthat I am such a slob. by Bruce Lansky
Poem This is a poem It is! It is! It is!
2morrow Today is filled with angerfueled with hidden hatescared of being outcastafraid of common fateToday is built on tragedieswhich no one wants 2 facenightmares 2 humanitiesand morally disgracedTonight is filled with rageviolence in the airchildren bred with ruthlessnessbecause no one at home caresTonight I lay my head downbut the pressure never stopsknawing at my sanitycontent when I am droppedBut 2morrow I c changea chance 2 build a newBuilt on spirit intent of Heartand idealsbased on truthand tomorrow I wake with second windand strong because of pride2 know I fought with all my heart 2 keep mydream alive TuPac Shakur
QW: Poetry • What is poetry to you? • Do you like it? Why or why not? • How does the word “poetry” make you feel? What do you think of when you hear it? • Did those poems make you feel differently about poems?
Things to know… • Poetry does not have to rhyme • Anything in the world can be the subject of a poem • Every word counts in poetry. • Poetry is “the best choice of words.”
Important Vocabulary Words of the Day: Day 1 • Lines: Each line of the poem • Stanza: a poetic “paragraph” • Every time there is a break in lines, it is a new stanza Twinkle, twinkle, little star How I wonder what you are. Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky. Twinkle, twinkle, little star How I wonder what you are. TWO lines THREE stanzas
Figurative Language • Also known as figures of speech • Language that makes startling connections to dissimilar things • EX: comparing a painter’s colors with a poet’s words. • Rap Song
Important VocabularyWords of the Day: Day 2 • Metaphor- an imaginative comparison between two unlike things where one thing is said to BE another thing (i.e. “My happiness IS a blossoming flower.”) • Simile- a comparison between two unlike things, using a word such as: like or as (i.e. “He is LIKE an animal!”) • Personification: When writers give human or living qualities to nonhuman or nonliving things The gravel slides beneath my feet, wanting to ruin this day.The stairs grow an extra step, to trip and tangle my legs.The lights in the room glow viciously, attempting to blind my eyes.The fans wobble dangerously, teasing me to move my seat. "Part of Me“ (figurative language) Personification examples found in music
“I Am of the Earth” p. 386 • Read the poem • What does the earth do that makes it like a mother? • How is this personification? • What message does this idea of Earth being a mother convey?
Important Vocabulary Word of the Day: Day 3 • Imagery: The picture a poet creates in the reader’s mind using words that appeal to the five senses. "A host of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. "The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls; He watches from his mountain walls."
“Gold”By Pat Mora When Sun paints the desert with its gold, I climb the hills. Winds run round boulders, ruffles my hair. I sit on my favorite rock, lizards for company, a rabbit, ears stiff in the shade of a saguaro. In the wind, we’re all eye to eye. Sparrow on saguaro watches rabbit watch us in the gold of sun setting. Hawk sails on waves of light, sees sparrow, rabbit, lizards, me, our eyes shining, watching red and purple sand rivers stream down the hill. I stretch my arms wide as the sky like hawk extends her wings in all the gold light of this, home. Using all of the art supplies available to you… create a picture of the images you “saw” in this poem.
Important Vocabulary Words of the Day: Day 4 • Rhyme: the repetition of particular sounds • End rhymes: occur at the end of lines • Internal rhymes: occur within lines • Exact rhymes: rhymes that have exactly the same sounds (me/sea, stone/alone) Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.`'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door -Only this, and nothing more.' -The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe
“Jabberwocky” p. 391 • After we have read this poem in class, choose two lines that stuck out to you. • Illustrate those lines and write them at the bottom of the paper. Underline and identify any internal and end rhymes (see example).
Important Vocabulary Words of the Day • Alliteration: the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of a word • Rhyme scheme: patterns of rhyme A tutor who tooted the flute A Tried to tutor two tutors to tootA Said the two to the tutor, B “Is it harder to toot, or C To tutor two tooters to toot?” A -Carolyn Wells
“Madam and The Rent Man” p. 393 • Who is the speaker of the poem? • What is her argument with the rent man? • Do you think this poem has a message? What is it? • Write the last word of each line, then identify the rhyme scheme by writing “A,” “B,” “C,” etc after each “line.”