Identity

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Identity

  1. 1. Identity<br />By Julio NoboaPolanco<br />
  2. 2. Let them be as flowers,<br />always watered, fed, guarded, admired,<br />but harnessed to a pot of dirt<br />Who is “them?”<br />What does the author’s tone seem to be so far in the poem? <br />Is this an example of simile, metaphor, and/or personification? Why? <br />How does the word harnessed add to the imagery? <br />
  3. 3. I’d rather be a tall, ugly weed,<br />clinging on cliffs, like an eagle<br />wind-wavering above high, jagged rocks<br />Where is an example of a metaphor? A simile? <br />Any examples of personification? <br />Is there alliteration here? <br />Where do you see the use of imagery? <br />Has the tone changed?<br />
  4. 4. To have broken through the surface of stone<br />to live, to feel exposed to the madness<br />of the vast, eternal sky<br />Do you see any examples of personification? Alliteration? Onomatopoeia?<br />Is this a simile or metaphor? Why? <br />What did the author have to “break through?”<br />Has the tone changed? How?<br />
  5. 5. To be swayed by the breezes of an ancient sea,<br />carrying my soul, my seed,<br />beyond the mountains of time or into the abyss of the bizarre<br />Any examples of personification? <br />What is the mood of this poem so far? <br />Any use of personification here?<br />What could the author mean by “the bizarre?” <br />
  6. 6. I’d rather be unseen, and if <br />then shunned by everyone,<br />than to be a pleasant-smelling flower<br />What could one possible theme for this poem be? <br />Any personification, simile, or metaphor here? <br />What is the mood of the poem so far? <br />Who is the speaker of the poem? <br />
  7. 7. Growing in clusters in the fertile valley,<br />where they’re praised, handled, and plucked<br />by greedy, human hands<br />Do you see personification or alliteration? Where?<br />How does the author’s tone change when speaking about the “pretty flowers?”<br />
  8. 8. I’d rather smell of musty, green stench<br />Than of sweet, fragrant lilac<br />If I could stand alone, strong and free,<br />I’d rather be a tall, ugly weed.<br />How does the author use imagery to convey the message of the poem? <br />What is the tone here? Is it consistent with the rest of the poem?<br />Alliteration or personification used here?<br />
  9. 9. What is the mood of the poem? <br />What is the poem’s theme? <br />What is the extended metaphor? Examples? <br />How does the extended metaphor support the theme? <br />

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