I Am A Rock, But I Am Not An Island. Lenore Pfaff 8 th Grade English Madill Middle School Using Nature to Help Students Identify and Use Figurative Language. Objectives:.
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8th Grade English
Madill Middle School
Using Nature to Help Students
Identify and Use
Let’s look at two different poems, both of which use figurative language, but are very different:
Nothing Gold Can Stay Weird Bird
Nature’s first green is gold Birds are flyin’ south for winter.
Her hardest hue to hold Here’s the Weird-Bird headin’ north,
Her early leaf’s a flower, Wings a-flappin’, beak a-chatterin’,
But only so an hour. Cold head bobbin’ back ‘n’ forth
Then leaf subsides to leaf. He says, “It’s not that I like ice
So Eden sank to grief, Or freezin’ winds and snowy ground.
So dawn goes down to day. It’s just sometimes it’s kind of nice
Nothing gold can stay. To be the only bird in town.”
- Robert Frost - Shel Silverstein