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April 23, 2018
Poetry Terms Copy the terms from your group handout into a foldable.
POETRY TERMS �Alliteration-the repeating of beginning consonant sounds in a series of words. Ex. Peter Piper picked a lot of pickled peppers. �Rhyme Scheme-the pattern of end rhyme in a poem Ex. AABB �Oxymoron-a two or three word phrase that contains opposite words or ideas Ex. Wise fool; seriously funny �Repetition-the repeating of words, phrases, lines, or stanzas used to emphasize a feeling or idea, create rhythm, and/or develop a sense of urgency. Ex: “Oh, woeful, oh woeful, woeful day!”
�Rhyme-the repetition of end sounds in words. Ex. “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the King’s horses, And all the King’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again!” �Hyperbole-a deliberate and obvious exaggeration used to emphasize a point or add humor and excitement. Ex: It was so cold I saw polar bears wearing jackets! �Idiom-a descriptive expression that means something different than the words it is made up of Ex. Pig out! (eat a lot) �Imagery-words or phrases that appeal to the 5 senses. Ex: I could hear the popping and crackling as mom dropped the bacon into the frying pan, and soon the salty, greasy smell wafted towards me.
�Metaphor-a comparison between two things that uses no connecting words. Ex: Dad is a monster before he’s had coffee! �Onomatopoeia-the use of a word whose sound suggests its meaning Ex. clang, buzz, and twang �Personification-giving human qualities or actions to something that is not human. Ex: She did not realize that opportunity was knocking at her door. �Simile-a comparison between two unrelated things using connector words such as “like” or “as”. Ex: If I don’t have my glasses on I am as blind as a bat!
Assonance-the repetition of vowel sounds within words Ex. She would if she could, but should she? Consonance-the repetition of consonant sounds within words Ex. The pitter patter of little feet. Rhythm-the pattern of beats or stresses in language. Ex: T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house. Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse. Stanza-a division in poetry equivalent to a paragraph in prose/text Ex: Hope knows vision Where faith sheds light Dare find your way To move every day.
5�Narrative Types. Poetry-tells of Poetry We Will Study a story, often making the voices of a narrator and characters as well; does not follow rhythmic patterns �Limerick-a humorous verse of 3 long and 2 short lines rhyming with AABBA as the rhyme scheme �Cinquain-a verse of fives lines that do not rhyme �Bio Poem-a simple poem written about a person. It follows a predictable pattern. �Concrete Poem-also known as shape poetry is a poem written so that the shape(s) of the words on the page matches the subject(s) of the poem.
STUDY Quiz is Friday!
FIREWORK BY Katy Perry Listen to the song! In the margins, decide what each stanza really means or is trying to say. Highlight the similes Yellow!
FIREWORK by Katy Perry �Complete the handout with your group. Be sure to fill in every possible figurative language or poetic device you see!
Read the poem silently to yourself TWO TIMES! When you finish, write your initial reaction to the poem on the back of the page. Start your response in this way: My first reaction to this poem is…
Even though this poem is made of nonsense words, we can use context clues and our knowledge about grammar to make meaning!
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What do we know about the Jabberwock? Sketch what you are imagining. In your sketch, include quotes from the poem beside the various features to support your ideas.
Tableau Your group will create a still statue to represent one stanza of the poem. Everyone must be in the statue in some way—no props! Make sure that your Tableau matches the meaning of the stanza.
No nonsense! Rewrite the poem into a no-nonsense narrative. Tell the same story, but include real words and complete sentences.