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Copy of Poetry Scavenger Hunt WebQuest

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Kelly Leonhardt

on 16 May 2017

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Poetry Webquest & Project

As we have studied in class, you can find examples of poetry in many different kinds of writing. Poetry can be found in stories, song lyrics, and even news articles. For this activity, you are going to be a detective who will decipher some clues about famous poets and their poetry. As you work through this task, you will look up the information needed to solve the case. To finish your task, you will need to know the name of an excellent poet, titles to some of his/her poems, and what figurative language techniques are found in those poems.

Step 1:
Using your own knowledge or the web site provided to write down the definition for the following terms in your ELA ISN:


•Simile •Metaphor •Rhyme
•Personification •Hyperbole •Alliteration
•Ballad •Rhythm •Onomatopoeia
•Haiku •Free verse •Imagery

Process Continued
Once you have completed your presentation, make sure that you post the shareable link on the Google Classroom assignment.

On Prezi:
- Title Slide
- 2 Poetic Interpretation Sheets complete from poems provided
- Poet Research
- Own poem
- Poem of your choosing with Poetic Interpretation Sheet
Final Slide

With this Webquest, you will be searching for specific facts about poems and poets as well as using some of your own knowledge to answer questions. For this assignment, you will be using some things that you have already learned and combining that knowledge with new concepts.
Step 2:
Visit the following websites, and read the poems listed below. As you read the poems,
list all the above poetry terms that apply to each poem
along with
an explanation
of why that term fits with the poem. Also jot down
two or three interesting pieces of information
about each poet in your ELA ISN.

a. http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/mother-to-son/
Mother to Son by Langston Hughes
Read the poet information at this site by clicking on his name.

b. http://www.famouspeoplebiographyguide.com/famous-poets/shel-silverstein/Alliteration-Poems-By-Shel-Silverstein.html
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Read about Shel Silverstein by exploring the links before the poem.

Step 2 Continued
c. http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/as-soon-as-fred-gets-out-of-bed/
As Soon as Fred Gets Out of Bed by Jack Prelutsky
Read about Jack Prelutsky by clicking on biography under his name. Write one or two facts about him and write any literary devices found in the poem.

d. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poem.html?id=176315
Catch a Little Rhyme by Eve Merriam
Read about Eve Merriam by clicking "more" under her picture. Write one or two facts about her and write any literary devices found in her poem.

Step 3: PREZI
e. http://www.whitmanarchive.org/published/LG/1891/poems/19
I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman
Read about Walt Whitman on this web site:

f. Maya Angelou:
Biography: http://mayaangelou.com/biography/

Caged Bird
: https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/caged-bird-21/
Step 4
Select a poet in order to do further research. Use at least three sources (yes, you MUST cite them) to search for information and poems for the poet you select. Find at least four poems by your poet.

•biographical information about your poet, including a photo and birth/death dates; what inspires them to write poetry, etc. At least two paragraphs

• at least four poems by this poet

•your own explanation of what you think one of the poems means

g. http://potw.org/archive/potw85.html
The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

Read about Alfred Noyes by visiting the web site: http://www.poemhunter.com/alfred-noyes/
Select at least TWO poems to complete the poetry interpretation sheet (copy for you to fill in is on G.C.)
Must be at least twelve lines
Must have a theme
Must be original
Cannot have been turned in as a previous assignment
Must have at least three different examples of figurative language

A final slide that includes the following items taken from the poems/lyrics that you selected OR cite additional poems if your selected poems do not have any examples of the following:

a. 1 example of extended metaphor
b. 1 example of an oxymoron
c. 1 example of hyperbole
d. identify the rhyme scheme for one of your poems
e. describe the text structure and author’s purpose of the text structure of one poem

**Using Prezi, create a presentation for the poet that you selected and include (**USE YOUR GOOGLE LOGIN TO CREATE ACCOUNT!):
Select a poem or appropriate song of your choosing (not covered in class or on this Prezi) and complete a Poetry Interpretation Sheet
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