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EXTENDED METAPHOR (O Captain, My Captain) - L.10 (CJMS)

CJMS 7th grade Language Arts, Literary Elements
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Jesse Flajole

on 28 February 2013

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Transcript of EXTENDED METAPHOR (O Captain, My Captain) - L.10 (CJMS)

O Captain, My Captain
by Walt Whitman Exit Slip Title
O Captain, My Captain 1. List 3 things you know about the civil war
2. Who was the president of the United States during the Civil War? http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/places/culture-places/historical/abraham_lincoln.html 3. Write down 5 things you learned about Abraham Lincoln
4. What are Abraham Lincoln's greatest achievements?
5. How did the Union feel at the end of the Civil War?
6. How did the Confederates feel? On April 15, 1865 , a few days after General Robert E. Lee surrenders, President Lincoln is shot.
Image you were there
7. How would you take the news?
8. How did your neighbors react to the news?
9. What are signs of mourning the general public shows for a deceased president? 10. Vocabulary
weather'd (line 2) - come safely through
rack (line 2)- torment
port (line 3)- place where ships unload
exulting (line 3)- feeling or showing triumphant joy
keel (line 4) - ship, boat
flung (line 9)- flown, raised
trills (line 10)- sound as that made by a bugle
deck (line 15)- floor like surface of ship
victor (line 20)- conqueror, winner
tread (line 22)- step Read O Captain, My Captain Extended Metaphor Explain the use of the repeated
phrase "knock, knock" in the following
spoken word. How is this an extended
metaphor? What is the author, Russell
Simmons, trying to tell his audience with
this spoken word?
(4-5 sentences) Extended Metaphor:
A comparison between two unlike things that continues throughout a series of sentences in a paragraph or lines in a poem. O Captain! My Captain!

O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead. O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up--for you the flag is flung--for you the bugle trills; 10
For you bouquets and ribbon'd wreaths--for you the shores a-crowding;
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head;
It is some dream that on the deck,
You've fallen cold and dead. My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won; 20
Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
Walt Whitman ASSIGNMENT:
Now choose a subject for your own extended
metaphor poem. You want this subject to have
some weight (importance) so that you will be able
to maintain focus and have plenty of room for
development. Once you have your subject, think about the object, idea, or place that you will use to compare against your subject. Finally, write your extended metaphor poem (14-20 lines). It might read more like a narrative as in the case of "O Captain My Captain" or it might have a looser connection to plot like in the "Knock, Knock" spoken word. Good luck!
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