Prompt Question: In poetry, what is thought?Answer: In poetry, thought is the poem’s message. PA Std: 1.3.8.B. High School Thought Gesture: Touch two fingers to your temple when you say “thought,” then take the fingers off your temple and move them around in a circle near you temple as you say “poem’s message”
Prompt Question: What is imagery?Answer: Imagery is the creation of mental pictures for the reader. PA Std: 1.3.8.B. High School Imagery Gesture: Make a “c” with your one hand while the other is in front of you with your palm facing away. Touch the “c” to you face when you say “creation” and “mental pictures” then move it away from you and place it on your palm when you say reader.
Prompt Question: What is a simile?Answer: A simile compares two items using like or as. PA Std: 1.3.8.D. High School Simile Gesture: Lock hands and interlace fingers on the word compare. Separate hands and hold up 2 fingers on the word two. Make and L with you left hand on the word like and upside down peace sign on the word as and put them together.
Prompt Question: What is a metaphor?Answer: A metaphor compares two items with no like or as. PA Std: 1.3.8.D. High School Metaphor That desk is a pigpen! Gesture: Lock hands and interlace fingers on the word compare. Shake head no when saying “with no like or as”
Prompt Question: What is mood?Answer: Mood is how you feel. PA Std: 1.3.8.B. High School Mood Gesture: Put your hand over your stomach and move it up and down.
Prompt Question: In poetry, what is melody?Answer: In poetry, melody is the poet’s use of sound. PA Std: 1.3.8.B High School Melody Gesture: Using your finger tips, repeatedly tap your ears.
Prompt Question: In poetry, what is meter?Answer: In poetry, meter is the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables that create rhythm. PA Std: 1.3.8.B. High School Meter Gesture: Bring your fists up and clench then release them and pretend to melt when you say “stressed and unstressed”. Clap twice when you say “rhythm.”
Prompt Question: In poetry, what is form?Answer: In poetry, form refers to the set of “rules” followed by certain types of poems. PA Std: 1.3.8.B. High School Form Gesture: Place your hands parallel in front of you so that your palms are facing each other, move them down as you say “form” then place your palm out facing you when you say the words “set of rules” use the pointer finger from you other hand to point down your palm as you say “followed, “certain types” and “poems”