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Casey at the Bat
Rhyme Scheme and Types of Poetry
Casey At The Bat
1. What type of poem is “Casey at the Bat”?

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2. What organizational structure is used in this poem? ________________________________
3. What is the rhyme scheme for this poem?

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4. Did you expect the poem to end up the way it did? Why/why not?
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5. Why do you think this poem has remained one of the most popular sports poems to this day, even though it was
written more than 100 years ago?
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Label the rhyme scheme on these poems:
6. I'm Nobody! Who are you?
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Are you – Nobody – too?
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Then there's a pair of us?
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Don't tell! they'd advertise – you know! ___
How dreary – to be – Somebody!
How public – like a Frog –
To tell one's name – the livelong June –
To an admiring Bog!
~Emily Dickinson

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And all in tune. bells-To the rhyming and the chiming of the bells! ~”The Bells” by Edgar Allen Poe ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ 8. bells. What a liquid ditty floats To the turtle-dove that listens. bells. from out the sounding cells. Be sure to follow the same rhyme scheme as the original. bells. Create an alternate ending stanza to the poem as if Casey actually hit the ball. Bells. Of the bells. What a gush of euphony voluminously wells! How it swells! How it dwells On the Future! how it tells Of the rapture that impels To the swinging and the ringing Of the bells. bells. bells. while she gloats On the moon! Oh. Hear the mellow wedding bells Golden bells! What a world of happiness their harmony foretells! Through the balmy air of night How they ring out their delight! From the molten-golden notes. A ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ A ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ B ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ B ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ . bells.7.

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