Poetry unit A short piece of imaginative writing, of a personal nature and laid out in lines
“When the frost is on the punkin”Poetic devices • Dialect- a version of language spoken by people in a particular place, time, or social group. • Ex: ya’ll, yun’z
“When the frost is on the punkin”Poetic devices Onomatopoeia The use of words or phrases that sound like the things to which they refer. Ex: Bang, pop, buzz
“When the frost is on the punkin”Poetic devices • Alliteration- the repetition of initial consonant sounds • Ex: Sally sells sea shells, Tip of the tongue • Atmosphere- that emotion created in the reader by all or part of a literary work.
Poem Vocabulary • Fodder- food for animals • Shock- bunches of grain bound together • Guiney- a barnyard bird • Furrows- long, narrow trench in the ground made by the plow • Souse- type of pickled meat • Boarding- a place to stay
“When the Frost is on the punkin” By James Whitcomb Riley Prereading Questions: What season has frost? What do you visualize when you read the title? What dialect do you think this poem uses? Why? What do you predict this poem will be about?
Poem 1: Seasonal Poem • Choose one season • Write a 8-12 line poem about that season • Poem must have the following: • Use of sensory details to create imagery • An example of alliteration • An example of onomatopoeia • Must be coherent and unified!!
“The Listeners” By Walter de la Mare
“The Listeners”Poetic devices • Rhyme- the repetition of sounds at the ends of words • What rhyming words do you know?? • Rhyme Scheme- a regular pattern of end rhymes • Examples: • ABAB • ABBA • ABBB • AABB • ABCA • ETC……
Poem vocabulary • Champed- bit, chewed • Turret- small tower, often round • Smote- hit, beat, knocked • Perplexed- confused, puzzled • Phantom- ghost, spirit • Thronging- gathering of a large numbers • Hearkening- listening • Cropping- cutting short
“The Listeners” Questions Prereading Questions: • What do you predict the mood/atmosphere of this poem will be? Why?
“400-Meter free Style”Poetic devices • Concrete poem- printed or written in a shape that goes with the subject matter. • Action- the sequence of events that occur in literary work.
“400-meter free style” Poem Vocabulary • Catapult- shoot, leap • Cunning- with skill • Thrift- careful management or resources • Extravagance- unreasonable excess • Mobile- capable of moving • Convert- change to another form • List- tilt to one side • Expend- consume by using • Surge- Violent rolling or sweeping
“400-Meter Free Style” Prereading Questions: • What do you know about the start of a swimming meet? • What are laps?
Poem 2: Concrete poem • Create a concrete poem. • At least ten lines • Must take the shape of the subject matter • Does not need to rhyme • Be creative! • 20 points