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Close Read-Casey at the Bat

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Melissa Baker

on 28 February 2013

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Transcript of Close Read-Casey at the Bat

Vocabulary Poetry: Casey at the Bat Poetry Stanza Couplet Day 1 Verse Rhyme Rhythm Melancholy Day 2 Despised Defiance Fraud Day 3 n: A form of literature, created according to some pattern of recurrence

A genre or type of writing that has a special rhythm and can include rhyme. n: A unit, or part, of poetry such as a stanza or line. n: A recurring grouping of two or more verse lines in terms of length, and often rhyme.

A group of lines that act like paragraphs to separate ideas in a poem. n: A stanza consisting of two
successive lines of verse,
usually rhymed.

Two lines of poetry that rhyme and have a similar rhythm. n: Identical or similar recurring vowel sounds in the stressed syllables of two or more words.

Two or more words that sound (not always look) like they share the same word part (the vowel and after) n: The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry.

A pattern that creates a beat, like in a song. n: a gloomy state of mind, especially
when habitual or prolonged;
depression.

n: extremely sad; depressed. v: to regard with disgust

v: to greatly dislike. n: a daring or bold resistance to authority or to any opposing force.

n: to refuse to give in n: deceit for the purpose of profit or gaining an unfair advantage

n: a large lie to get what you want After the second stanza, what is the feeling in the crowd? Use evidence from the text to support your response.
Partner A, then partner B Day 2 The crowd was feeling ________________. I know this because the text says __________________. After the third stanza, has the feeling in the crowd changed? If so, how? Use evidence from the text to support your response.

Share your response with your partner. After the fifth stanza, has the feeling in the crowd changed? If so, how? Use evidence from the text support your response.

Share your response with your partner. In stanza three, what in the text tells you whether the crowd has confidence in Flynn and Jimmie Blake? After the seventh stanza, how is Casey responding and reacting to what's happening at this point in the game?

How is the crowd responding and reacting to what's happening at this point in the game? Casey is feeling ________________. I know this because the text says ____________________.



The crowd is feeling _________________. I know this because the text says ___________. Looking at stanzas 8-11, how does Casey's and the crowd's attitude change? Use evidence from the text to support your response. Day 3 In stanza 12, based on your knowledge of the poem, when the author states, "the air is shattered", what is he referring to? WRITING:

Using evidence from the entire
text, what did Casey learn about
himself (theme)?
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