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  1. Miss Rosie By Lucille Clifton Analyzed by Lucas Reincke and Trevor Guntren

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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]

  5. Rhythm • “Miss Rosie” has no standard rhythm; it is a free verse poem. For Example: when I | watch you [4] in your | old man’s shoes [5] with the lit|tle toe | cut out [7] sitting, | waiting | for your mind [7] like next week’s | grocery [6]

  6. Alliteration • The repeating of consonant sounds is called the sound device alliteration. For Example: sitting, surrounded by the smell

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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.