Perfect Performance • Watch the following example and think about why her performance is engaging. • Look for the following: • Eye contact • Gestures • Speed of delivery • Power of pauses • Tone • Words she emphasizes
Examples “Tooth Brush to the Bicycle Tire” Sarah Kay • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIAQENsqcuM
Tone Mapping • Poems are supposed to tell a “story of emotions”, a series of moods that change as the poem moves from start to finish. • Whether or not we understand what everything in the poem means, we can experience, enjoy and convey to others the poem’s emotional drama.
? Sarcastic/ Satirical they got us love drugged Like e-pills so we E*TRADE email e-motion like e-commerce because now money can buy love for $9.95 a month-click to proceed the checkout-click to x out where our hearts once where- click I've uploaded this hug I hope she gets it- click I'm holding my daughter over a Skype conference call while she's crying in the crib in the next room-click in a worldwhere there are voices that are only read and laughter is never heard or I'm so desperate to feel I hope the Technologic can reverse the universe so the screen can touch me back and maybe it will When our technology is advanced enough... to make us human again Angry & Mocking Cynical Sad & Satirical
Watch the following poets and brainstorm names for each tone you hear. • Combine terms if you need to. • “stunned disbelief” is different from “horrified disbelief”
Examples “When Love Arrives” Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo3KFUzyMUI “Rigged Game” Dylan Garity http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdJ6aUB2K4g
Mapping Your Tone • On the one side of your poem, indicate what tones your performance will convey in the various sections of your poem. • Draw a line between tone shifts. • This will help you when rehearsing because you will remember to verbally convey all of the tones in your performance.
The Power of a Pause • Your poem should contain areas of speed and passion as well as slower areas that allow audience members to soak in what you have just said. • On your poem, indicate areas that are “red, yellow, and green” so you know when to speed up and slow down your performance. • “On Girls Lending Pens” Taylor Mali http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44sXwJgqUyc&feature=related
Practice Performance • Take one tone section (3-5 lines), memorize that section and try to convey the tone in front of the class. • You have 5 minutes to prep!
Performance • Reminder: • Rubric Scoring • Bring your poem annotated (typed) to put under the DocCam • You may use one notecard to write your poem and/or analysis on for assistance only • PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!!! This is an ESA. • You MUST be here on the day you signed up for. If there are any issues with this, you need to contact Mrs. Cavolt before your class period.
Audience’s Role • Just like at a poetry slam, audience members (who are not performing that day) will be scoring and critiquing 3 performers of their choice. • Critiques will be worth point and cannot be made up so MAKE SURE YOU COME TO CLASS BOTH DAYS!
To Prepare • Submit your poem to Turnitin.com (by 7:45 the day performances begin) • I will not give you a grade until it is submitted • Create your note card (poem and bulleted analysis) • Print your poem with the devices labeled • Practice your poem using Tone Mapping and pausing • Memorize your poem and analysis