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Transcript of Poetry
the form of five , seven, five syllables a line. A poem in which the first letter of each line forms a word. Iambic Pentameter One short syllabel followed by one long one five sets in a row.
Example: la-LAH la-LAH la-LAH la-LAH la-LAH Overexageration Forms of Writing Types of Poetry Narrative A poem that tells a story Couplet This has rhyming stanzas made up of two lines. A figure of speech in which an inanimate object or abstract is given human qualities or abilities. To describe somebody or something using a word that is not meant literally but used to vividly describe by comparison. i.e. Jesse exploded volcanically in anger. Iambic Pentameter Couplet Haiku Narrative Acrostic Personification Metaphor Alliteration A form of writing where there is repetition of the initial sounds in adjacent words/syllables.
Alliteration is pleasing to the ear.
i.e. Alfred Appreciates Apricots and Albino Alligators,
Seasick sailors, babbling baby,
She went waiting in the winter wind. Onomatopoeia A word that imitates or suggests the sound it describes Overexaggeration to state that something is better, worse, larger, more common, or more important than is true or usual i.e. pop, fizz, boom, click, sizzle, slurp Simile Rhyme A figure of speech that draws a comparison between two unlike things; using the words "like" or "as".
Like = having almost or exactly the same qualities, characterisitcs, etc.
As = To the same amount or degree; equally. A word with an ending similiar to another word ending. i.e. Mr. Woytowich is as "cool" as an ice cube.
Like a streaking bullet. i.e. Smash -Bash - Trash- Outlash
Porcupine- Fine - Sign- Devine You were little when
First grade was a big challenge
Now it is easy Today we're going to learn about... Writing Your Own Poetry I Can't Write a Poem
You must be kidding.
I'm still half asleep.
My eyes keep closing.
My brain isn't working.
I don't have a pencil.
I don't have any paper.
My desk is wobbly.
I don't know what to write about.
And besides, I don't even know how to write a poem.
I've got a headache. I need to see the nurse.
Time's up? Uh oh!
All I have is this dumb list of excuses.
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Thanks a lot. Would you like to see another one?
-Bruce Lansky The chair is as strong as Superman.
Whiteboards are as white as albino elephants.
This pencil is like a javelin. Simile Examples - Read poem together
- Fill out worksheet questions. Predictable
Poor as a church mouse.
strong as an ox,
cute as a button,
smart as a fox.
thin as a toothpick,
white as a ghost,
fit as a fiddle,
dumb as a post.
bald as an eagle,
neat as a pin,
proud as a peacock,
ugly as sin.
When people are talking
you know what they'll say
as soon as they start to
use a cliché. The Blind Men and the Elephant Work individually to complete the sheet.
Then we'll share/discuss our answers Simile Worksheet Hyperbole A firgure of speech in which exaggeration is used for effect; not meant to be taken literally.
He's 900 years old.
I am so hungry I could eat a horse.
You could be Miss Universe.
I've told you a million times don't exaggerate.
If I don't get these jeans, I will DIE!
I had a ton of homework. Metaphor for a Family
My family lives inside a medicine chest:
Dad is the super-size band aid, strong and powerful
but not always effective in a crisis.
Mom is the middle-size tweezer,
which picks and pokes and pinches.
David is the single small aspirin on the third shelf,
Muffin, the sheep dog, is a round cotton ball, stained and dirty,
that pops off the shelf and bounces in my way as I open the door.
And I am the wood and glue which hold us all together with my love.
By: Belinda Simile: Her cheeks are like polished apples.
Metaphor: Her cheeks are polished apples. Next Class:
We'll share our poems with the class
Try to guess what each poem is about. "Oreo: Milk’s favorite cookie." "Only the champion daisy trees were serene. After all, they were part of a rain forest already two thousand years old and scheduled for eternity, so they ignored the men and continued to rock the diamondbacks that slept in their arms. It took the river to persuade them that indeed the world was altered."
(Toni Morrison, Tar Baby) My computer hates me. Personification Lesson Goals
- Read examples of Personification.
- Practice using personification via worksheet.
- Write your own poetry using personification. The lonely train whistle cried out in the night. The restless wind juggled the leaves. The angry clouds marched across the sky. The hungry chainsaw growled loudly. The excited leaves danced in the breeze. The tired school bus spit out the students. The stubborn dense fog swallowed us. The evening stars winked at me from the sky. Fifth of July
My family is an expired firecracker
set off by the blowtorch of divorce. We lay
scattered in many directions.
My father is the wick, badly burnt
but still glowing softly.
My mother is the blackened paper fluttering down,
blowing this way and that, unsure where to land.
My sister is the fallen, colorful parachute,
lying in a tangled knot, unable to see the beauty she
My brother is the fresh, untouched powder that
was protected from the flame. And I,
I am the singed, outside papers, curled away
from everything, silently cursing
By: John Metaphor Nomeclature
The word "John" is called, "the tenor of the metaphor"
the word "teddy bear" is called "the vehicle of the metaphor"
The common ground is: both are cuddly and loveable Review
What is a simile Personification Samples
Examples of personification created by adding a
“feeling” word and an "action" word.
The train whistle blew in the night. The wind blew the leaves. The clouds went across the sky. The chainsaw made a loud noise. The leaves moved in the breeze. The school bus let the students out. The dense fog was everywhere. The evening stars filled the sky. Opportunity knocked on the door.
He did not realize that his last opportunity just walked out the door.
Time flew by in E.L.A. because the teachers are amazing. Personification Worksheet Work individually to complete the sheet.
Then we'll share/discuss our answers Poetry Examples Alix ate a poisonous apple,
She was eight when she ate it.
Alix likes oranges and apples,
Alix is an anaconda.
Allyshia is Alix’s best friend,
Alix ate an alligator.
Alix is not hungry any more,
Because Allyshia was the alligator.
by Kim Merrick-Scott Cipher Connected
By Paul McCann
Careless cars cutting corners create confusion .
Countless collisions cost coffins.
Collect conscious change.
Cool . "Hot-hearted Beowulf was bent upon battle" Beowulf ALLITERATION DEFINITION EXPANDED 1. Proper alliteration is NOT repetition of letters, it is repetition of sounds.
2. Alliteration is NOT just constantant sounds at the beginning of words.
below the belt; buckled bunny, above the belt
3. Vowels alliterate with other vowels
-yesterday's ultimate evil invasion onslaughter Alliteration Worksheet Work individually to complete the sheet.
Then we'll share/discuss our answers Poets use onamatopoeia to stimulate our auditory imagination.
Onamatopoeia like alliteration is pleasing to hear. Noise
I like noise.
The whoop of a boy, the thud of a hoof,
The rattle of rain on a galvanized roof,
The hubbub of traffic, the roar of a train,
The throb of machinery numbing the brain,
The switching of wires in an overhead tram,
The rush of the wind, a door on the slam,
The boom of the thunder, the crash of the waves,
The din of a river that races and raves,
The crack of a rifle, the clank of a pail,
The strident tattoo of a swift slapping sail.
From any old sound that the silence destroys
Arises a gamut of soul-stirring joys.
I like noise.
- Jessie Pope Work individually to complete the sheet.
Then we'll share/discuss our answers Onamatopoeia Worksheet