Sept 24 – Lit – Poetry Comparison Agenda: • Pair-Share • Lit Exam Poetry Question Types • Poetry Comparison • Breaking Down the Prompt • Group Work Homework: • Type your comparison (at least 250 words) Take Out: • Pen/Pencil • Notebook • Poetry Analysis: • “First Grade” • “The School Children”
Pair-Share • Pair up with your partner, and share your analysis of “The School Children” with them. Do the following on their paper: • Highlight their THESIS • Circle each correctly cited piece of EVIDENCE • Underline any EXTENDED ANALYSIS or CONNECTIONS they make in the essay If any of these things are missing, you will need to revise your essay to include them. • Identify and discuss similarities and differences between their essay and your own.
Poetry Question Types • Question 1 – Prose • Question 2 – Poetry • Question 3 – Free Response 2 types of poetry questions: • Individual Analysis • Poem Comparison
Example: Single poem: • Read the following poem carefully. Then write a well-organized essay in which you analyze the techniques the poet uses to convey his attitude toward the places he describes. (Suggested time—40 minutes) Poem Comparison: • In the following two poems, adults provide explanations for children. Read the poems carefully. Then write an essay in which you compare and contrast the two poems, analyzing how each poet uses literary devices to make his point. (Suggested time—40 minutes)
Comparison Prompt • The poems below are concerned with children going to school. Read each poem carefully. Then write an essay in which you compare and contrast the two poems, analyzing how each poet uses literary devices to make their point. In your essay, consider elements such as point of view, imagery, and structure. (Suggested time—40 minutes) • Break it down • Create an outline