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7th grade poetry Prezi

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Poetry is written with implied ideas-the reader often needs to guess at its meaning
Poets use
Figurative Language
to make connections between things.
More Figurative Language
The Sounds of Poety
Sounds of Poetry
Simile
is

a comparison of two unlike things using like or as.

And we saw him, or thought we saw him, dim and gray,
Like a shadow against the curtain of falling flakes.
from "The Runaway"
by Robert Frost

What two things are being compared here?
Hyperbole
is extreme exaggeration.
I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse.
Rythym
:When words are arranged in such a way that they make a pattern or beat.
There once was a guy from Chicago / Who drank away all of his problems.
I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny / but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Hint: Hum the words instead of saying them.
Rhyme
: Rhyme is when the end or final sound of two or more words are identical.
I left my punch card on the lunch yard.
I drove a race car to the space bar.
We saw a butter fly flutter by.
More
Sounds of Poetry
Elements of Poetry
Metaphor
is a comparison of two unlike things without using like or as.

What connections are being made here
?

Stars are great drops
Of golden dew.

from "Harlem Night Song"
by Langston Hughes
Poems can be anywhere from one word, to one line, to one or more
stanzas
, or lines grouped into one unit.

Personification
is giving human-like qualities to a non-living thing.
The trailer moaned under the weight of its cargo.
Imagery
in poetry focuses on all of the senses.
Read the following description. What images does it appeal to ?
Cellophane from green baloney,
Rubbery blubbery macaroni,
Peanut butter, caked and dry,
Curdled milk and crusts of pie,
from "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out"
by Shel Silverstein

Onomatopoeia
: When a word’s pronunciation imitates its sound.

Examples:
Buzz Fizz Woof
Hiss Clink Boom
Beep Vroom Zip
A dirty lump of snow melted beside the curb.
The chirping crickets filled the empty night air.
I was awoken by the pleasing scent of the bacon as it wafted down the hallway.
How about these?
Repetition
: when the writer or speaker knowingly repeats a word or group of words for effect.
Nobody, oh nobody can make it out of here alone.
Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!
Love is a red, red rose.
Alliteration
: When the first sounds in words repeat.
Peter Piper picked a pickled pepper.
We lurk late. We shoot straight.
Consonance
: When consonants repeat in the middle or end of words.
Assonance
: When vowel sounds repeat in the middle or ends of words.

Which example is consonance and which is assonance?
If I bleat when I speak, it's because I just got fleeced.
Curse, bless me now! With fierce tears I prey.
...More Sounds of Poetry
Your turn...
Read the lines of poetry and write the techniques that are used.
The cuckoo in our cuckoo clock
was wedded to an octopus.
She laid a single wooden egg
and hatched a cuckoocloctopus.
They are building a house
half a block down
and I sit up here
with the shades down
listening to the sounds,
the hammers pounding in nails,
thack thack thack thack,
and then I hear birds,
and thack thack thack,
Try these:
very little love is not so bad
or very little life
what counts
is waiting on walls
I was born for this
I was born to hustle roses down the
avenues of the dead.
The whiskey on your breathCould make a small boy dizzy;But I hung on like death:Such waltzing was not easy.
Answers:1. Repetition, rhythm, rhyme, consonance, and light alliteration.
2. Onomatopoeia, consonance, repetition
3. Alliteration, repetition
4. Rhythm, rhyme, light alliteration
5. Repetition, rhyme, rhythm
Homework! Oh, homework!
I hate you! You stink!
I wish I could wash you away in the sink.
1. “my feet were killing me” really means
2. “worked my fingers to the bone” really means
3. “was dying to see” really means
4. “so tired I couldn’t move” really means
1. The wind whispered through the dark and gloomy forest.
2. The gardener lovingly added the water to his crops believing he was making happy flowers.
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