TO A MOUSE Sound Effects and Tone Understanding Sound Effects and Tone 1a.

Rhyme and alliteration are altered by these changes. 1b. Changing the words allows me to see how Burns chose the sound effect and tone and give form to his poem. 2. The term breastie is used to show how frightened the mouse is while the gentlness of the person calming the frightened creature can be seen from using the term beastie at first then referring it as a mousie. 3. I think the tone of the poem and speaker's attitude toward the subject is seriousness and humorous. You can see how the tones change in the poem from frightened mouse to the speaker calming the mouse down by offering his place for the mouse to stay then talking about his future. 4. The sound effects of the poem help one read the dialect in which it is written by giving the reader not only an image of what is going on but also the surroundings of the situation. Applying Skills 1. Dead trees, empty landscape, and harsh winds and heavy swnow are the images of winter that come to mind of the word waste and blast while fast shows how winter can come and go quickly. 2. The words weary winter makes me feel tired and uneasy. The two feelings are similar where the person describes winter as something negative. THE TYGER Imagery and Theme Understanding Imagery and Theme 1a. The speaker's attitude is mature yet curious by questioning the Tiger. 1b. No, the speaker does not explain why the tiger exists. He only wonders why the tiger exist. 1c. The tiger might represent a positive or negative force. 2. Theme of the poem can be stated by the speaker questioning the existance of the tiger. 3a. The poet identifies the tiger like a wild fire. One reference is where he describes the tiger burning brightly in the forest at night. The other is where he ask why the creator of the tiger does not put out the fire. 3b. Characteristics of being good or evil are shared between the tiger and the other element. Applying Skills 1. The Theme is creation. 2. The relationship that exists between the two poem is a creation of a being and how both are forged beings and that both compare the being to be either good or evil.

THE LAMB The Speaker Understanding the Speaker 1. The speaker of the poem is someone else. 2. Curiosity is the speaker's tone in the opening question to the lamb. 3. Joy is the speaker's attitude towards the lamb. 4. The speaker identifies himself and the lamb to Christ. 5. He says the lamb is meek and mild like Christ with a tender voice and a little child. Applying Skills 1. In "The Lamb", the speaker wonders who the lamb's creator is in a more mild manner. In "The Tyger", the speaker questions the creator in a more serious and aggressive tone. 2. In "The Lamb", the speaker is positive while the speaker is more negative in the "The Tyger." 3. Difference in the use of questions reflect the tone of the two poems by one being more positive and the other negative. Reader's Response Infinite in mystery, Is the Gift of God. We seek it, thus, And take to the sky. Ripples form, on the water's surface. The Wandering soul knows no rest. Note: HAHAHA! THIS IS WHY I DON'T WRITE POEMS... EVEN IF ITS JUST A SHORT ONE. DONT EVEN THINK THIS ANSWERS THE QUESTION. I'M SURE YOU CAN COME UP WITH SOMETHING BETTER. THE CHIMNEY SWEEPER From SONGS OF INNOCENCE Tone Understanding Tone 1. The speaker is a child, one of the Chimney Sweepers. 2. c. rueful acceptance 3. A green field with a river and sunshine with clouds is the image of heaven portrayed in the poem. 4. Tom dreamed of his fellow child-sweeps as "locked up in coffins of black" because he saw being a child-sweep as death, always working in a dark chimney filled with black soot. 5. Tom's dream affected his attitude by telling him to be good because good things happen to

good people in the end. 6. The speaker reacts happy to Tom after the dream. 7. b. Sympathetic Applying Skills Note: Says to write a paragraph about a chimney sweeper in which the tone is one of happiness. When it comes to this stuff, I suck at it. All I can think of is Mary Poppins, LOL. Maybe you can come up with something better. Reader's Response 1. Massively Multiplayer Online Games - Addiction is the problem that creates the trap. 2. An image that suits the problem would be "world of fantasy" where as the player would become addicted, wanting to improve their fantasy character thus delving deeper in this world of fantasy. THE CHIMNEY SWEEPER from SONGS OF EXPERIENCE Irony Understanding Irony 1. b. to point out a social injustice 2a. 2b. 3a. "And taught me to sing the notes of woe." 3b. That he is a child chimney sweeper and had his childhood taken away when his parents sold him. 4. The discrepancy between lines 8 and 9 is the fact that in line 8 the boy was taught to sing the notes of wore yet in line 9 he says he is happy and dances and sing. 5a. We would think the parents' prayers are for their son. 5b. The 3rd stanza describes the reality of the parents' prayers. Applying Skills 1. The boy behaves happy in public. 2. The reacts sad and regret in private. 3. I think the way he reacts in private reflects his real response to his life because it is the way he really feels. When in public and acting happy, its all an act for his parents, hiding his sadness away. Reader's Response I think "The Chimney Sweep" from the "Songs of Innocence" made a stronger statement of the two for me. Tom's dream made a bigger impact on me. The way Tom cried when he had his head

shaved and had his dream of an angel setting him free and telling him that if he was good that God would be his father. The dream changed Tom's view and he woke up the next day happy. LINES COMPOSED A FEW MILES ABOVE TINTERN ABBEY Blank Verse Understanding Blank Verse 1. Note: Says to place accent marks, I don't know how to type it out so I'm sure you know how to do this. 2a. E 2b. E 2c. R 2d. R 2e. E 3b. Haunted me like a passion: | the tall rock, 3c. The mountain, | and the deep and gloomy wood, 3d. Their colors and their forms, | were then to me 3e. An appetite; | a feeling and a love," Applying Skills E - Even if there is no promise for tomorrow, E - I swear I will return to the place where you stand. E - To become the dew that quenches the land, E - to spare the skies, the seas to the sands. Note: I SUCK AT WRITING POEMS, LOL. STRANGE FITS OF PASSION I HAVE KNOWN SHE DWELT AMON THE UNTRODDEN WAYS A SLUMBER DID MY SPIRIT SEAL Imagery and Theme Understanding Imagery and Theme 1a. "Fresh as a rose in June." 1b. "Kind Nature's gentlest boon!" 2a.