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Poetry Essay

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Poetry Essay
Device
Poem(s)
Prompt
Introduction
The following two poems present animal-eye views of the world. Read each poem carefully.
AP Literature:
Meaning
critical thinking
Task
Then write an essay in which you analyze the techniques used in the poems to characterize the speakers and convey differing views of the world.
Compare and contrast the poems
, analyzing the poetic techniques, such as
point of view and tone
, that each writer uses to make his point
about coming of age
.

Write an essay analyzing how Waniek
uses literary techniques
to develop the complex
meanings that the speaker attributes to The Century Quilt
. You may wish to consider such elements as
structure, imagery, and tone
.

Write an essay in which you analyze how Field employs
literary devices
in
adapting the Icarus myth to a contemporary setting
.

Write a well-organized essay in which you analyze how Shakespeare uses elements such as
allusion, figurative language, and tone
to convey
Wolsey’s complex
response
to his dismissal from court.
Broad
Analyze how the literary techniques used in this poem contribute to its meaning
Specific
Analyze how the poet conveys the complex relationship of the father and the son through the use of literary devices such as point of view and structure
How?
The following two poems present animal-eye views of the world. Read each poem carefully. Then write an essay in which you analyze the techniques used in the poems to characterize the speakers and
convey differing views of the world.
Timing
5-10 minutes
read / annotate
A.
read then annotate
B.
Read and annotate
prompt
poem
guide
General
purpose
tone
mood
audience
point of view
structure
shifts
Specific
simile
metaphor
denotation vs connotation
imagery
paradox
repetition
contrast
hyperbole
understatement
personification
rhyme
device
meaning
repetition
emphasis
hyperbole
irony
metaphor
romanticize
specific
general
5-10 minutes
Planning
outline
thesis
chronology
general
specific
road map
Reveal how literary techniques like imagery and point of view contribute to the protagonist’s view of humanity.
Prompt
Ex 1
Through imagery and point of view, the author reveals that the protagonist detests humanity.
Ex 2
Through vivid descriptions of the protagonist’s internal monologue throughout the passage and the repeated contrast of darkness (in relation to the protagonist) and lightness (in relation to the outside world), the author proves that the protagonist’s desire to fit in has driven him first to hope, later, depression and finally, to seclusion.
20-30 minutes
writing
Introduction
Background
Thesis
Body Paragraphs
topic sentence
context
evidence
analysis
device
meaning
strong verbs
conclusion
read/annotate
5-10min
5-10min
plan
20-30min
writing
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