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  1. A Country Boy in Winter By: Sarah Orne Jewett Presented By: Kalie Adkins

  2. About Sarah Orne Jewett At a young age she developed rheumatoid arthritis because of this condition she went on many walks, where she fell in love with nature. She wrote formal poems that had a lot of rhyme. Her poems and fiction stories had to do with her hometown and the traditions there. She traveled all around the world for inspiration but she mainly wrote about her home and life in the country.

  3. My Poem There’s always something I can do To pass the time away; The dark comes quick in winter-time— A short and stormy day And when I give my mind to it, It’s just as father says, I almost do a man’s work now, And help him many ways. I shall be glad when I grow up And get all through with school, I’ll show them by-and-by that I Was not meant for a fool. I’ll take the crops off this old farm, I’ll do the best I can. A jolly boy like me won’t be A dolt when he’s a man. I like to hear the old horse neigh Just as I come in sight, The oxen poke me with their horns To get their hay at night. Somehow the creatures seem like friends, And like to see me come. Some fellows talk about New York, But I shall stay at home The wind may blow the snow about, For all I care, says Jack, And I don’t mind how cold it grows, For then the ice won’t crack. Old folks may shiver all day long, But I shall never freeze; What cares a jolly boy like me For winter days like these? Far down the long snow-covered hills It is such fun to coast, So clear the road! the fastest sled There is in school I boast. The paint is pretty well worn off, But then I take the lead; A dandy sled’s a loiterer, And I go in for speed. When I go home at supper-time, Ki! but my cheeks are red! They burn and sting like anything; I’m cross until I’m fed. You ought to see the biscuit go, I am so hungry then; And old Aunt Polly says that boys Eat twice as much as men.

  4. Rhyme Rhyme The poem has end rhyme that creates a beat or rhythm. The rhyme is in lines 2 and 4 and lines 6 and 8, Structure 6 Stanzas 8 Lines Per Stanza Speaker is the boy telling the story. The wind may blow the snow about, ]A For all I care, says Jack, ]B And I don’t mind how cold it grows, ]C For then the ice won’t crack. ]B Old folks may shiver all day long, ]D But I shall never freeze; ]E What cares a jolly boy like me ]F For winter days like these? ]E Far down the long snow-covered hills ]G It is such fun to coast, ]H So clear the road! the fastest sled ]I There is in school I boast. ]H The paint is pretty well worn off, ]J But then I take the lead; ]K A dandy sled’s a loiterer, ]L And I go in for speed. ]K

  5. Imagery • Lines 3-4 • And I don’t mind how cold it grows, • For then the ice won’t crack. Lines 18-19 but my cheeks are red! They burn and sting like anything;

  6. Imagery Lines 27-28 The dark comes quick in winter-time— A short and stormy day Lines 39-40 A jolly boy like me won’t be A dolt when he’s a man

  7. Meaning: Literal/Figurative • Winter • Literal: Winter is a time when the weather gets cold and farm boys get a break from work. • Figurative: Winter represents that hardships in life for all people. Winter also represents the boy going from a young boy to a man, growing up. Country Boy Literal: The country boy represents a farm boys daily life. Figurative: The country boy represents the life style that farmers and other kids have. The boy has more responsibilities helping out around the farm and his life plan has already been decided that he will become a farmer.

  8. Ballad/ Lyric Poem • The poem is a lyric because it expresses emotion. • I like to hear the old horse neigh • Just as I come in sight, • The oxen poke me with their horns • To get their hay at night. • Some fellows talk about New York, • But I shall stay at home The poem is a ballad because it tells a story. Far down the long snow-covered hills It is such fun to coast When I go home at supper-time, I almost do a man’s work now, And help him many ways.

  9. Sources www.public.coe.edu/~theller/soj/sj-index.htm http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/sarah-orne-jewett http://www.poemhunter.com/sarah-orne-jewett/biography/ http://www.poetryoutloud.org/poet/sarah-orne-jewett