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UNIT I
UNIT I

Communicating Through Poems, Songs, Jazz, Speech Choir, Parables, and Short Stories

Lesson 1: Poems and Songs: Man’s Expression of Thoughts and Sentiments

Lesson 1: Poems and Songs: Man’s Expression of Thoughts and Sentiments

What is a Song? • A short piece of music with words that are sung •

What is a Song?

A

short

piece of music

with

words that are sung The act of singing A series of musical sounds A short musical composition of words and music

also Self-Awareness 1.What really a song is? 2.Is it considered as • Poetical composition a music

also

Self-Awareness

1.What really a song is?

2.Is

it

considered

as

Poetical composition

a

music I enjoy listening to it? Is

and music

poem? A poem easily set to

3.Why

it because A short of musical the rhythm? Or

the message composition it convey? of words

of writing that
of
writing
that

What is poem?

a composition in verse

a

piece

usually

has

figurative language and that is written in

separate lies that often have repeated rhythm and sometimes rhyme

Figurative Language used with a meaning that is different from the basic meaning and that expresses idea in an interesting way by using language that usually describes something else: not literal.

What isis poem for you? What poem for you?
What isis poem for you?
What
poem for you?
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW • One of the 18 century Americal poets whose works are widely read

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

One of the 18 th century Americal poets whose works are widely read in the world

Was born on 1807

Became popular because people loved the musical quality of his poems

A national literary figure and a world famous personality at the time of his death in 1882.

Some popular quotes of Longfellow: What Victory ideas “In ourselves are triumph and defeat”. Time about

Some popular quotes of Longfellow:

What

Victory

ideas

“In ourselves are triumph and defeat”.

Time

about

Longfell

“It takes less time to do things right

than to explain why you did it

wrong”.

ow

come to

Hope

“The setting of great hope is like the

your

setting of the sun. The brightness of

mind as

our life is gone”.

ROBERT FROST • Started writing poem at the age of 15 and continued until he died
ROBERT FROST
• Started writing poem at the age of 15 and
continued until he died at the age of 88
• Enjoyed
wordplay
and
challenges in
“Tone is what comes through a closed
“Tone is what comes through a closed
creating a complex idea in the form of a
door when people are speaking out of
door when people are speaking out of
poem through the crafty use of language
earshot. earshot. We We cannot cannot understand understand the the
• A
poetry
lover
and
great
talker and
exact words, but the tones of voice tell
exact words, but the tones of voice tell
conversationalist
us us what what is is going going on. on. You You can can tell tell if if the the
• Regarded poems
as
the
highest art
of
voice voice is is pleading, pleading, demanding demanding or or
language
doubtful”. doubtful”.
• Great lover of sounds and tones
Poem Analysis
Poem Analysis

Group 1: Questions:

  • 1. What kind of day was described by Longfellow in poem1? Cite the words that describe the day.

  • 2. Do all the stanza in poem 1 just talk about that particular day?

  • 3. What main ideas are conveyed in poem 1?

  • 4. Are feelings also conveyed in poem 1?

  • 5. What lessons in life does Longfellow share with us in the poem?

“A Poem 2
“A
Poem
2

Group 2. Questions:

1. Was

the speaker in

Time to

Talk” the

person who received a visit, or was he the visitor?

the

shout

to

his

2. Did

speaker in

friend from his place? 3. What are the main ideas of poem 2?

4. What did the speaker in poem 2 feel that day?

5. Is it okay to leave your work to spend time with a friend?

The Rainy Day Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Rainy Day Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Rainy Day Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A Time to Talk by Robert Frost
A Time to Talk
by Robert Frost

When a friend calls to me from the road And slows his horse to a meaning walk, I don’t stand still and look around On all the hills I haven’t hoed, And shout from where i am, What is it? No, not as there is a time to talk. I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground, Blade-end up and five feet tall, And plod: I go up to the stone wall For a friendly visit.

Criteria: 10
Criteria:
10

Cooperation

10

Group Discipline

5

Clarity of explanation/

Confidence

25

Total

Assignment:
Assignment:

Make your own poem and write it in a

short bond paper. Put a background

design. This would be recorded in

your written work.