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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

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Abe Pawlik

on 7 May 2015

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Transcript of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Point Two: Imagery used to express themes
Point Three: Form and Structure
Point Four: Rhyme and Rhythm
Rhyme: AABB
Point Five:
Language Patterns
The poet uses words that are easy to read and comprehend
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

By Jane Taylor
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Point One: Explore the Themes of the Poem
The poem is about death and what comes afterward. The image of death is present when the poet states:
"When the blazing sun is gone" and "Then you show your little light"
Similes: 'Like a diamond in the sky' (4)
Personification: 'For you never shut your eye' (15)
5 Senses:
Pictures: Stars shining bright in the dark blue sky
Rhythm: Trochee- One stressed syllable followed by one unstressed syllable

Many nursery rhymes slow down the speaking process and include repetition to help children learn
Stressed syllables are more emphasized
Alliteration:"How I
hat you are"
ugh I kn
w n
t what y
u are" and Tw
nkle tw
nkle l
ttle star"
Personification:"For you never shut your eyes"; stars can't shut their eyes
the author uses "dark blue sky" to represent the night
also uses "sun in the sky" in association with the morning
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the traveler in the dark
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
How could he see where to go,
If you did not twinkle so?

In the dark blue sky you keep,
Often through my curtains peep
For you never shut your eye,
Till the sun is in the sky.

As your bright and tiny spark
Lights the traveler in the dark,
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
The poet is trying to commuate to the reader that everyone makes a difference to the world. this is shown in "Thank you for your tiny spark."
'How could he see where to go' (11)
'As your bright and tiny spark' (17)
The world thanks the contribution to society that the "traveler" has made as he departs from the world. The star guides the souls of the dead and "travelers" for "he could not see which way to go." so the star "lights the traveler in the dark."
The language and devices that are used are effective because the reader can either perceive this poem as a light childish poem or a deep dark poem.
Teaches children how words can be used to paint a picture in their imagination. It creates a comparison between the twinkling star to a sparkling diamond -provides clever imagery
The poem has 5 stanzas with 4 lines each.
Stanza 1
Talks about a star high in the sky.
Stanza 2:
Talks about when the sky is dark and the sun is gone, the star shines all night.
Stanza 3:
Talks about the traveler gets helped because of its spark. Otherwise the traveler will be lost.
Stanza 4:
Talks about we can see the light even through the curtains. You will shine until the sun comes out.
Stanza 5:
Talks about the star's spark can help the traveler in the dark.
A Lyric:
A reflective poem expressing the thoughts and especially the feelings of a single speaker; has a regular rhyme scheme
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