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Miss Rosie. By Lucille Clifton Analyzed by Lucas Reincke and Trevor Guntren. Background. Originated from the book of poems, “Good Times” Published in 1969 Rated one of the best books of the year by the New York Times. Thesis.
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Miss Rosie By Lucille Clifton Analyzed by Lucas Reincke and Trevor Guntren
Background • Originated from the book of poems, “Good Times” • Published in 1969 • Rated one of the best books of the year by the New York Times
Thesis • This written work by Lucille Clifton must remain in the 2011 edition of the Glencoe 10th Grade Textbook. • It is a timeless poem which represents how change can be unfortunate on a person. • Also, this written work has an array of literary techniques that expresses a variety of messages to the reader.
Rhyme Scheme • Miss Rosie has no rhyme scheme. For Example: when I watch you [A] wrapped up like garbage [B] sitting, surrounded by the smell [C] of too old potato peels [D]
Rhythm • “Miss Rosie” has no standard rhythm; it is a free verse poem. For Example: when I | watch you  in your | old man’s shoes  with the lit|tle toe | cut out  sitting, | waiting | for your mind  like next week’s | grocery 
Alliteration • The repeating of consonant sounds is called the sound device alliteration. For Example: sitting, surrounded by the smell
Repetition • Another sound device found in this poem are same word(s) repeated, also known as repetition. example 1: I stand up through your destruction I stand up example 2: when I watch you wrapped up like garbage………. when I watch you
Imagery • There are multiple selections of imagery in this written work. For example: sitting, surrounded by the smell of too old potato peels Example 2: when I watch you in your old man’s shoes with the little toe cut out
Simile • The examples of similes are integral to this composition. for example: wrapped up like garbage example 2: sitting, waiting for your mind like next weeks grocery
Other Figurative Language • Besides similes, metaphors and hyperboles are found in this poem, they help to evince this poem by exposing the true nature of the subject. for example (metaphor): you wet brown bag of a woman for example (hyperbole): who used to be the best looking gal in Georgia
Closure • This work by Lucille Clifton is essential to the education of 10th graders in their 2011 Glencoe English book. • By showing you this presentation, I aspire that you will understand that this poem is the quintessence of poetic literature.