Poetry Unit Write the following poems in your guided notes.
Poetry Unit The Wind Poetic Devices The wind is a wolf That sniffs at doors And rattles windows With his paws. Hidden in the night, He rushes round The locked-up house, Making angry sounds. He leaps on the roofAnd tries to drive Away the house And everything inside. Tired next morning, The wind’s still there, Snatching pieces of paper And ruffling your hair. He quietens down and in the end You hardly notice him go Whispering down the road To find another place to blow. -- Stanley Cook
Poetry Unit “The Wind” • How would the wind “sniff” at doors? • List four ways the wind is acting like a wolf.
Poetry Unit Cynthia in the Snow It SUSHES. It hushes The loudness in the road. It flitter-twitters. And laughs away from me. It laughs a lovely whiteness, And whitely whirs away. To be Some otherwhere. Still white as milk or shirts. So beautiful it hurts. --Gwendolyn Brooks Alliteration Onomatopoeia Metaphor Simile Personification Rhyme Scheme Rhythm Free Verse
“Cynthia In the Snow” • How does snow hush the loudness in the road?
Poetry Unit The rusty spigot sputters, utters a splutter, spatters a smattering of drops, gashes wider; slash, splatters, scatters, spurts, finally stops sputtering and plash! gushes rushes splashes clear water dashes. -- Eve Merriam Poetic Devices Alliteration Onomatopoeia Metaphor Simile Personification Rhyme Scheme Rhythm Free Verse
Poetry Unit “The Rusty Spigot” • What is happening in this poem?
Poetry Unit My Picture Gallery In a little house keep I pictures suspended, it is not a fix’d house, It is round, it is only a few inches from one side to the other; Yet behold, it has room for all the shows of the world, all memories! Here the tableaus of life, and here the grouping of death; Here, d you know this? this is cicerone himself, With finger rais’d he points to the prodigal pictures. --Walt Whitman Cicerone: Guide who explains the history and important features of a place to sightseers Prodigal: very plentiful Poetic Devices Alliteration Onomatopoeia Metaphor Simile Personification Rhyme Scheme Rhythm Free Verse
Poetry Unit “My Picture Gallery” • For what is the picture gallery a metaphor? • What does the poet mean by “it is not a fix’d house”? • What are the “tableaus of life”? • List three qualities of the gallery.
Poetry Unit • The winter • still stings • clean and cold and white • as it did last year. • The spring • still comes • like a whisper in the dark night. • It is only I • who have changed. • --Charlotte Zolotow Change The summer still hangs heavy and sweet with sunlight as it did last year. The autumn still comes showering gold and crimson as it did last year.
Poetry Unit “Change” • What is an object that grows in the sunlight and would “hang heavy and sweet”? • What showers down in the autumn colored crimson and gold? • How is spring like a whisper in the dark night? • What is similar about the first four stanzas? • Is it significant that the last stanza is different? Why or why not?