Do Now: The Power Of Poetry

Go over Blog Assignment ²The Power of Poetry Logon to the Blog
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http://literatureforthesoul.blogspot.com/

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Listening to Poetry
The Class is Divided in Two
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What is the speaker trying to communicate in the first poem? What is the speaker trying to communicate in the second poem. How are these poems similar?

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If poetry is evocative (evokes, brings forth) of human emotion, draw a comparison between the song and the poem. Think about theme, pattern, etc.

´We don't read and write poetry because it's cute, we read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. Poetry, beauty, romance and love, these are what we stay alive for."
- Robin Williams, Dead Poets Society, 1989

Poetry Unlike Prose
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Poetry ² You can recognize it when you see it. In poetry, unlike prose, the look and sound of the words are inseparable from a poem·s meaning. Reading poetry is different from prose in that in INVOLVES ALL THE SENSES!!!!!

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Evocation of Human Emotion
EVOCATION OF FEELINGS- You cannot feel it, you cannot write it.. Meant to be spoken and heard ² NOT READ
Humans have emotions. What will be your verse?

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Power, Connection, the Self and the World We live in. We as creators. Food for thought ² What might poetry look like in the days of Romanticism? What about now, PostModernism?

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Form
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STANZAS A physical arrangement of words on a page ² this includes the length and placement of lines. The way they are grouped into stanzas. For example, some poetry is written in strict formal patterns. (Sonnets) 14 line poem. 3 quatrains (3 stanzas with 4 lines) and a couplet (the last two lines) usually the resolution or ending. Shakespeare is very popular for his English Sonnet. Other poetry, known as free verse, is not.

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Form & Structure Con·t
Poets choose forms that help them convey their ideas. (Poetry invokes emotions. In many ways it is poignant and personal - make to appeal to senses. You feel what the speaker feels)

Sound Devices
Sound Devices ² techniques to produce special qualities of sound.
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Alliteration ² repetition of initial consonant sounds. and jump for joy)

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Assonance ² repetition in vowel sounds within words( greed as deep as the sea) Consonance ² repetition of consonant sounds. fleet foot and sound mind) (of

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Rhyme ² repetition of final sounds in two or more words. ( a stray gray tray)

Devices Con·t
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Rhyme scheme ² pattern formed by the lines at the end of the lines. You might see various examples of Onomatopoeia.

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Onomatopoeia is the use of words to create sound. For example; snort, whir, whish, clank, clunk, swish

Get Excited!
Things to look forward to:
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Reading poems by famous poets who shaped the identity of America!!! Writing Poems ² about yourself and the world around you! Publishing your poems! Visiting a Poetry Café/Slam for extra Credit If we have time, I would like to host a poetry café session here in the classroom or outside on the grass!

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Homework ² The Blog
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Literature for The Soul

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Follow Up- Blog Assignment

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will be due on Tuesday 4/5 and will Require you to post your response.

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