Hello, English I! Today- we read Poe’s “The Raven” Please begin journaling for a few minutes. We will take some notes after about poetic devices.
Poetic/Literary Devices Assonance Assonance occurs when the vowel sound within a word matches the same sound in a nearby word, but the surrounding consonant sounds are different. "Tune" and "June" are rhymes.
Alliteration Alliteration occurs when the initial sounds of a word, beginning either with a consonant or a vowel, are repeated in close succession.Examples:Athena and ApolloNate never knowsPeople who pen poetryNote that the words only have to be close to one another: Alliteration that repeats and attempts to connect a number of words is little more than a tongue-twister.
Allusion Reference to something famous
Rhyme Scheme rhyme scheme - a regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem, it uses a new letter for each new rhyming sound The rhyme scheme for “The Raven” is ABCBB.
Example of Rhyme Scheme Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, AOver many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, BWhile I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, CAs of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. B`'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door - BOnly this, and nothing more.‘ B
Internal Rhyme internal rhyme functions within a line of poetry “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary.” “Weak and weary” are examples of alliteration as well!
Repetition The repeating of phrases
Onomatopoeia A term referring to the use of a word that resembles the sound it denotes. Buzz, rattle, bang, and sizzle all reflect onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeia can also consist of more than one word; writers sometimes create lines or whole passages in which the sound of the words helps to convey their meanings.
Sound Devices Sometimes poets and writers use a series of words that attempt to mimic the sound of what is it trying to say.. “tap, tap, tapping at my chamber door” The repetition of the word “tap” imitates the sound of tapping without using onomatopoeia.
You should already know: Simile Metaphor Personification Imagery Allusion Mood Tone Point of View (1st, 2nd, 3rd, limited/omniscient) Characterization Establishing a setting Genre Hyperbole Symbol Foreshadowing If you do not know this like the back of your hand, I suggest you memorize them over and over again. You will need them all year!
Let’s read “The Raven” • We will listen to it and read it at the same time. • If you notice any poetic/literary devices (new ones or old ones), mark them on your paper as we go through. • We will listen to Christopher Walken reading Poe’s “The Raven” • We will listen to it, then read it to ourselves to find more literary/poetic devices. • We will then watch “The Simpsons” version.