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Theodore Roethke

English IV Poetry Lesson Assignment

Emily Welch

on 7 November 2012

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Transcript of Theodore Roethke

The Bat
By: Theodore Roethke Emily, Courtney, Ashley. The Bat
By: Theodore Roethke
Emily, Courtney, Ashley. Born: 1908 in Saginaw, Michigan.
Died: 1963
He graduated from the University of Michigan and wrote his first book in 1941; it took ten years to write. Biographical Information We predicted the poem would be about a bat's life. Title It's about how the bat acts during the day and night; about what he likes to do. Paraphrase Our poem uses rhythm, hyperbole, and imagery.
The hyperbole would be 'when mice with wings can wear a human face.' Figurative Language We imagine the tone to be calm and slow when reading the poem. The poem has a mysterious attitude.
"His pulse beat is so slow we think him dead." line 4
"For something is amiss or out of place" Line 9 Attitude It shifts from day to night. The bat changes from being in an attic 'sleeping' with a slow pulse to making loops around trees in the moonlight. Shifts The meaning of the title is about the life of a bat through day and night. Title The theme of the poem is the life of a bat. Theme unknown, . "Theodore Roethke." selected Bibliography. n. page. Web. 9 Oct. 2012. <http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/13>. Works Cited
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