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Copy of Poems Guide

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Determined EFL Guide
4 5 6 periods One sentence summary for each poem
Thank you for watching our presentation.

We hope you learned something from three poems analysis. I noticed these words; sad at the beginning but happy towards the end, of the tone word means or show about that people died, of course it sad but later on people learn to live on and enjoy their life. Literary (poem) Devices What is a poem mean? 1. A verbal setup designed to tell experiences, ideas, or emotions in a vivid and imaginative way, characterized by the use of language chosen for its sound and suggestive power and by the use of literary techniques such as meter, metaphor, and rhyme.

2. A literary composition written with an intensity or beauty of language more characteristic of poetry than of prose.

3. A creation, object, or experience having beauty suggestive of poetry. Sample of poems Literary Analysis Each person has a unique way of speaking,
every poet has a certain voice, or literary personality.

A poet's voice based on word choice, tone, sound devices, rhyme or its absence, pace, attitude, and even the patterns of vowels. Reading Strategy Poem are almost always emotional, they express different the poet's experiences, opinions, and beliefs.

Those beliefs shape a poem's meaning and are revealed in images and details.

Therefore, the drawing inferences about the poet's beliefs will help you better understand poetry. Vocabulary Crevices- narrow cracks or splits Terrain- an area of ground and its features Refuge- shelter or protection from danger Who Burns for the Perfection of Paper:
A young boy work his way in factory work to in law school. Camouflaging the Chimera:
Describe soldiers' behavior and against terrain. Three Words and Their definitions Below 1. VC- a short name for "Viet Cong" 2. Punchclock- is a mechanical (or electronic) timepiece used to assist in tracking the hours worked by an employee of a company. 3. Hem- The edge of a piece of cloth or clothing that has been turned under and sewn. Viet Cong Punchclock Hem When There's War, We Can't Turn Back Away... Helicopter makes rumble to its ground.
When sound came in, we knew it's time.
There's no "now." There's "must."
"Must" prohibited me and my war buddies from turn back away...
I rolled tears down my cheek from my eyes with blue lids.

As I ride helicopter among my war buddies.
Still, I cried a lot of tears which make my cheeks soggy.
My tears cover my life with mist which I can't see through.
There are no men inside my life.
I'm man, now. Man v. War's nature...

When I closed my eyes, my eyes extend blank inside.
I felt like I lost my faith between my girlfriend that I created her bond with me.
I took a look my girlfriend's picture of her smile.
I shake my head and put my girlfriend's picture away inside my pocket.
I pull out my rifle & equipped. When there's war, we can't turn back away... By: Joshua Antal Chains of Bondage Setthawut Snow -Venture Capital
-Victoria College
-Viet Cong
-Victoria Cross VC-short term? -Venture Capital
-Victoria College
-Viet Cong
-Victoria Cross VC-short term? Setthawut Snow & Joshua Antal Games/Trivia Hem Hem 4 3 2 1 Punch clock 4 3 2 1 Punch clock Which number? Which number? Answer is
#4 Poem Vocabulary Camouflaging the Chimera Literature Book P.1350 Literature Book P.1348
Poem line (21) Who Burns for the Perfection of Paper Streets
Poem (line 14) Literature Book P.1353 Naomi Shihab Nye The Streets Naomi Shihab Nye was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1952. Her father was a Palestinian refugee and her mother an American of German and Swiss descent.

Her experience of both cultural difference and different cultures has influenced much of her work. Known for poetry that lends a fresh perspective to ordinary events, people, and objects, Naomi Shiab Nye American Present-Time Literature In this time period many people were dying
mostly because of wars making it so hard on
those affected but as time goes passing. They
learned to deal or cope with their loss. Personification "the streets where he lived on grow a little shorter" Tone Words For an example: "Who Burns for Perfection of Paper" Martin Espada The speaker Who is the author as a boy at sixteen, working a printing plant.

From the poem "When I was sixteen" Tone It sounds appreciative, and innocent at the same time. Also very serious when he talked about the hard work in factory. There is have an irony in this poem! Because after all the hard work, he put into making the legal pads that he eventually used them in the law school in ten years. Represent Idea The symbol is in this poem would be the law book because, it actually shows his hard work and how he got to where he is today. Touch about the boy at sixteen Touch is appealed what the most by the way he described the material of the pads of paper and the cuts and burn in his hands. Born in 1947
Born in Bogalusa, Louisianna
Raised during the civil rights
Served in the army from 1969-1970
Began writing the poetry in 1973
His poem take on complex moral issues

Hard to determined that who the true enemies were on the battlefield.

Many soldiers suffered from low moral, feelings, anger, use of drugs that helped them out of pains, injuries, or worsen than serious get killed. Interpret This poem is about the American soldiers to adapt to VietCong fighting. Purpose I think the author is trying to tell me what about the story of anxious American soldiers hiding.

The whole poem by pointing out how the soldiers are camouflaging in order to hide from the enemy.

The poet talks about how they were getting prepared by tying branches to their helmets. As they are hide from the enemies, they feel invisible which...hiding their natural and war. Tone/Tools Feelings Abstract Thoughts Martín Espada was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1957, to a Jewish mother and a Puerto Rican father.
He is a poet, a professor and a former tenant lawyer. He first studied at the University of Wisconsin, where he received his bachelor of art degree in history and, shortly after, a Juris doctor (JD) degree in law from Northeastern University in Boston. Dark, suffocating darkness, no light
Despite place with no way out
Chained to a wall inside of me
No hope of happiness coming soon
So lonely, so very lonely!

This person is cold, cold of heart
Still hear their names,
Cried for me all days.
No emotions presents
No comfort, no support, no encouraging words
Only radiating hatred, to keep you where you are.
So lonely, so very lonely.

Chained to this place with a cold person
A person you once knew
A person you once loved
A person you once called your love.
A person who no longer loves you
A person who no longer cares for you.

But, I do lived in two worlds
I know that yesterday, someone who is trying unlock me.

You were here.
Now you are away from us,
Not knowing your future,
Or when you'll come home,
But yesterday,
You were here.

Hit the big time;
Unlock me from dying in the chains of bondage
For all of these things I am grateful and thankful. At sixteen, I worked after high school hours
at a printing plant
that manufactured legal pads:
Yellow paper
stacked seven feet high
and leaning
as I slipped cardboard
between the pages,
then brushed red glue
up and down the stack.
No gloves: fingertips required
for the perfection of paper,
smoothing the exact rectangle.
Sluggish by 9 PM, the hands
would slide along suddenly sharp paper,
and gather slits thinner than the crevices
of the skin, hidden.
The glue would sting,
hands oozing
till both palms burned
at the punch clock.

Ten years later, in law school,
I knew that every legal pad
was glued with the sting of hidden cuts,
that every open law book
was a pair of hands
upturned and burning. We tied branches to our helmets.
We painted our faces & rifles
with mud from a riverbank,

blades of grass hung from the pockets
of our tiger suits. We wove
ourselves into the terrain,
content to be a hummingbird’s target.

We hugged bamboo & leaned
against a breeze off the river,
slow-dragging with ghosts

from Saigon to Bangkok,
with women left in doorways
reaching in from America.
We aimed at dark-hearted songbirds. In our way station of shadows
rock apes tried to blow our cover,
throwing stones at the sunset. Chameleons

crawled our spines, changing from day
to night: green to gold,
gold to black. But we waited
till the moon touched metal,

till something almost broke
inside us. VC struggled
with the hillside, like black silk

wrestling iron through grass.
We weren’t there. The river ran
through our bones. Small animals took refuge
against our bodies; we held our breath,

ready to spring the L-shaped
ambush, as a world revolved
under each man’s eyelid. A man leaves the world and the streets he lived on grow a little shorter. One more window dark in this city, the figs on his branches will soften for birds. If we stand quietly enough evenings there grows a whole company of us standing quietly together.

overhead loud grackles are claiming their trees and the sky which sews and sews, tirelessly sewing, drops her purple hem. Each thing in its time, in its place, it would be nice to think the same about people. Some people do. They sleep completely, waking refreshed. Others live in two worlds, the lost and remembered.

They sleep twice, once for the one who is gone, once for themselves. They dream thickly, dream double, they wake from a dream into another one, they walk the short streets calling out names, and then they answer. Meaning: a person or thing that representation of an abstract quality or idea as a person. Summary of this poem He shows the audience that is an innocent human being that deserves no less than an outstanding job. However, this boy is forced to endure painful laborious work. Its about hope and that when things seem horrible they can turn for the better. And also how when you reach your goal don't forget what you had to do to get there. Dominating Words Which speaker did you feel the strongest connection? explain. This is obviously about the Vietnam war. The title/theme of the poem what the author’s saying. How they’re trying to hide in Vietnam. Reading Analysis -This chimera is man and war and nature and trees and animals. This chimera is everything in Vietnam.

-“As a world revolved under each man’s eyelid.” I’m not sure exactly what it means, but I do have a guess. These men are surrounded (likely more accept) by war and death.

- Joshua and Setth could tell about this is specific to each person. The men are thinking of their lives. Their girlfriends, their wives, their families, their friends…etc

-These men have their own life and their own world but have been ripped from it and put into this foreign dangerous world. The men may not see their old lives again, and they know this as they remember what waits for them back home.

-The imagery is natural and camouflaged. War is part of nature and blends in with the lives of people. Similar to what we were reading the book called "The Things They Carried. Thinking: Why do we need to cope our life when lost who love or departed from us this world? Poem Summary It's about living after the loss of friends. Q: What is the meaning of who burns for the perfection of paper? is about a law student who remember the rigors of his teenage job binding legal pads, the same kind he now uses everyday. Answer: What of two different worlds:.........? Hint: if you guys don't understand this poem. Then read it again. You will find these two different worlds that a young boy who did work hard his accomplished. Answer: Life + Law School & An After school job -"required" (Lines 11)
-"perfection" (Lines 12)
-"exact" (Lines 13)
-"punchclock" (Lines 21) to describe the job.

Each word shows certain expect the workers are "required" (Lines 11) to be "exact" (Lines 13) and show "perfection" (Lines 12). My poem video won't allowed me to import on this prezi... Will show you guys my poem video on my laptop (desktop) Works Cited Use the OWL Purdue

-Teachers’ Domain: 2002-2013 WGBH Educational Foundations, 28 Nov. 2003. Web. 15 May 2013. http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/pe11.rla.genre.poetry.espadpaper/

-Vardamn Wendy; Verse Wisconsin Online, interview with Martin Espada. Copyright 2010. Thur. 16 May 2013.http://www.versewisconsin.org/Issue103/prose103/espada.html

-Encyclopedia Britannica, Copyright 2013 Encyclopedia Brittanica, Inc, Thur. 16 May 2013.http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/628305/Viet-Cong-VC

-Poetry Foundation, in Chicago, 61 West Superior Street. Copyright 2013, 14 May 2013.http://www.poetryfoundation.org/

-Komunyakaa, Yusef. “Camouflaging the Chimera by Yusef Komunyakaa: The Poetry Foundation.” Web. 18 Nov. 2012.

-Derricotte, Toi, and Yusef Komunyakaa. “Seeing and Re-Seeing: An Exchange between Yusef Komunyakaa and Toi Derricotte.” Callaloo. 28.3 (2005): 513-518. Print. Question:What happens when a man "leaves the world"? Everything is being to different and goes their life enjoy. Answer: Where does "Camouflaging the Chimera" take place? -During the Vietnam War -What insight or experience is described in that poem? -How does this experience related to all people? Just keep thought these question in your mind. This poem is talking about the horrors of war. Also expressing how the soldiers may have appeared while in Vietnam, and also with what emotions they had while fighting there. I’m sure this poem was difficult to write since it deals with killing others through ambush (attack). The stanza (poem) above is full of abstract imagery but it is for certain, is talking about the horror that was left behind from the war.

Each soldier shares the same experiences and together ambushed many, but each man no matter how well trained in the art of war is also still a man with emotions and sympathy.

- In Komunyakaa’s poetry, language is the expression of determined by whatever means necessary to survive,” Involved in three poems P.1346 P. 1346 Poem line (23) P. 1350-1351 Man have everything he can't stand. To resist that, he lives street for learning what he saw. After that, he passed away happily. Do you guys want to hear our some deaf jokes? HARD OF HEARING WIFE

An old man was wondering if his wife had a hearing problem.
So one night, he stood behind her while she was sitting in her lounge chair.
He spoke softly to her, "Honey, can you hear me?"
There was no response.
He moved a little closer and said again, "Honey, can you hear me?"
Still, there was no response.
Finally he moved right behind her and said, "Honey, can you hear me?"
She replied, "For the third time, Yes!" Do you know what the Camouflaging and Chimera? The words is very important to applied this poem before you need to understand. Camouflaging-Verb
Hide or disguise the presence of (a person, animal, or object) Chimera: (soldiers) in the poem
from Greek mythology, a fire breathing monster with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail. P. 1350
Below P.1353 Theme/Title of main idea
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