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  1. Personification

  2. What is personification? • Personification is a comparison that gives human qualities (such as emotion) and actions to non human objects or ideas. Example: • “the whistling wind” • (We are comparing the sound of the wind to a person whistling) Non-Example: “Scooby Dooby Doo!” yelled Scooby Doo. (While a dog can’t actually yell, we are NOT comparing anything here…we are actually assuming that a dog can talk.

  3. April Rain SongLet the rain kiss youLet the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid dropsLet the rain sing you a lullabyThe rain makes still pools on the sidewalkThe rain makes running pools in the gutterThe rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at nightAnd I love the rain.by Langston Hughes

  4. Sea Lullabyby Elinor Wylie The old moon is tarnished With smoke of the flood, The dead leaves are varnished With colour like blood, A treacherous smiler With teeth white as milk, A savage beguiler In sheathings of silk, The sea creeps to pillage, She leaps on her prey; A child of the village Was murdered today. She came up to meet him In a smooth golden cloak, She choked him and beat him To death, for a joke. Her bright locks were tangled, She shouted for joy, With one hand she strangled A strong little boy. Now in silence she lingers Beside him all night To wash her long fingers In silvery light.

  5. Sea Lullaby

  6. evidence

  7. pictures of the crime scene The old moon is tarnished With smoke of the flood, The dead leaves are varnished With colour like blood, A treacherous smiler With teeth white as milk, A savage beguiler In sheathings of silk, The sea creeps to pillage, She leaps on her prey; A child of the village Was murdered today She came up to meet him In a smooth golden cloak, She choked him and beat him To death, for a joke. Her bright locks were tangled, She shouted for joy, With one hand she strangled A strong little boy. Now in silence she lingers Beside him all night To wash her long fingers In silvery light

  8. What crime has occurred?

  9. Clues The old moon is tarnished With smoke of the flood, The dead leaves are varnished With colour like blood, A treacherous smiler With teeth white as milk, A savage beguiler In sheathings of silk, The sea creeps to pillage, She leaps on her prey; A child of the village Was murdered today She came up to meet him In a smooth golden cloak, She choked him and beat him To death, for a joke. Her bright locks were tangled, She shouted for joy, With one hand she strangled A strong little boy. Now in silence she lingers Beside him all night To wash her long fingers In silvery light

  10. Who is our suspect? The old moon is tarnished With smoke of the flood, The dead leaves are varnished With colour like blood, A treacherous smiler With teeth white as milk, A savage beguiler In sheathings of silk, The sea creeps to pillage, She leaps on her prey; A child of the village Was murdered today She came up to meet him In a smooth golden cloak, She choked him and beat him To death, for a joke. Her bright locks were tangled, She shouted for joy, With one hand she strangled A strong little boy. Now in silence she lingers Beside him all night To wash her long fingers In silvery light

  11. Who is our victim? The old moon is tarnished With smoke of the flood, The dead leaves are varnished With colour like blood, A treacherous smiler With teeth white as milk, A savage beguiler In sheathings of silk, The sea creeps to pillage, She leaps on her prey; A child of the village Was murdered today She came up to meet him In a smooth golden cloak, She choked him and beat him To death, for a joke. Her bright locks were tangled, She shouted for joy, With one hand she strangled A strong little boy. Now in silence she lingers Beside him all night To wash her long fingers In silvery light

  12. Where did the crime occur? The old moon is tarnished With smoke of the flood, The dead leaves are varnished With colour like blood, A treacherous smiler With teeth white as milk, A savage beguiler In sheathings of silk, The sea creeps to pillage, She leaps on her prey; A child of the village Was murdered today She came up to meet him In a smooth golden cloak, She choked him and beat him To death, for a joke. Her bright locks were tangled, She shouted for joy, With one hand she strangled A strong little boy. Now in silence she lingers Beside him all night To wash her long fingers In silvery light

  13. When did the crime occur? The old moon is tarnished With smoke of the flood, The dead leaves are varnished With colour like blood, A treacherous smiler With teeth white as milk, A savage beguiler In sheathings of silk, The sea creeps to pillage, She leaps on her prey; A child of the village Was murdered today She came up to meet him In a smooth golden cloak, She choked him and beat him To death, for a joke. Her bright locks were tangled, She shouted for joy, With one hand she strangled A strong little boy. Now in silence she lingers Beside him all night To wash her long fingers In silvery light

  14. Sea Lullaby WRAP SHEET Who?___________________________________________________ What?__________________________________________________ Where?_________________________________________________ When?__________________________________________________ How?___________________________________________________

  15. YOUR ASSIGNMENT SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT Imagine that you are the boy that was murdered by the sea. If you were given the chance to testify at the murder trial what would you tell the jury about the attack and about the events leading up to the attack. Write a story describing the attack from the boys’ point of view. Use personification as well as imagery. Imagine that the sea is actually capable of “attacking” you in the way that the poem describes. What were you doing before the attack? How did you make the sea angry? Did you fight back or were your efforts no use? Did anyone see the attack?