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  • 1. Poetry Introduction September 29, 2009
  • 2. Today
    • Housekeeping
    • Poetry introduction
    • Today’s poems
      • “ My Papa’s Waltz”
      • “ Do Not Go Gentle”
      • “ Those Winter Sundays”
      • “ Digging”
    • Essay preparation
  • 3. My Information
    • [email_address]
    • PPTs: slideshare.net/janegriffith160
    • Phone: 250-370-3329
    • Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3-5
    • Office: Paul 226
  • 4. What is Poetry?
    • How do you know you are dealing with a poem?
  • 5. Poetry
    • Close-reading/explication
    • Context
    • Comparisons
  • 6. Poetry
    • Narrative
      • Tells a story:
        • Epic
        • Ballad
    • Lyric
      • Tells about speaker’s mood, feelings, state of mind:
        • Elegy
        • Ode
        • Occasional
        • Pastoral
        • Dramatic Monologue
  • 7. Typical Themes
    • Theme: main point or main idea (different than subject)
    • Found through identifying parts of poem
      • Voice
      • Diction
      • Imagery
      • Figures of speech
      • Sound
      • Form
      • Symbol, allegory, allusion, myth
      • Theme
  • 8. Looking at a Poem
    • “ She Walks in Beauty” (827)
      • Stanza
      • Alliteration
      • Simile
      • Metaphor
      • Rhyme
      • Metre
      • Imagery
  • 9. Scansion
    • Metre
      • Stressed and unstressed
      • Feet comprised of stressed/unstressed syllable groupings
      • “ I didn’t steal the keys from the counter.”
  • 10. Scansion
    • Feet: Basic unit of measurement
      • Iamb: My heart is like a singing bird
      • Trochee: We were very tired, we were very merry
      • Anapest: There are many who say that a dog has his day
      • Dactyl: Take her up tenderly
      • Spondee: Smart lad
      • Pyrrhic: (illegitimate)
  • 11. Scansion
    • Metrical line has certain number of feet
      • Feet make up a metrical line
  • 12. Metrical Lines
    • Monometer
    • Dimeter
    • Trimeter
    • Tetrameter
    • Pentameter
    • Hexameter
    • Heptameter
    • Octameter
  • 13. “ My Papa’s Waltz”
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ek3eCbfqp0&feature=related
  • 14. “ My Papa’s Waltz”
    • Form
      • Iambic trimeter
      • Four stanzas
  • 15. “ My Papa’s Waltz” (570)
    • What is the waltz?
  • 16. “ Do Not Go Gentle” (571)
    • Is the father dead yet? How do you know?
    • What is the difference of all four types of men?
    • Why wait until the last line to mention father?
    • Name the main metaphor in the poem.
  • 17. “ Those Winter Sundays” (573)
  • 18. “ Digging” (574)
  • 19. Essay #1
    • Due: Tuesday, October 6
    • Weight: 20%
    • No summarizing of story
  • 20. The Perfect Paragraph Topic Sentence Point #3 Point #2 Point #1 Concluding Sentence to Summarize and Transition
  • 21. Essay Preparation: Quote Integration
    • Frame all quotes with your own writing
    • Spend as much time or more explaining each quote as the quote is long
    • Change tense or pronouns from original that do not mesh with your own framing text
    • Only put a comma before the quote if it could be replaced with the word “that”
  • 22. Quote Integration
    • The article was about the gender differences in garage sale sellers and buyers.
    • The author discussed how female buyers differ from male buyers.
  • 23. Quote Integration
    • The article begins with a quote from Lisa McFarren who states that, “I’ve known many men to have a garage sale.”
    • The author explicitly states that his “field research indicates there is indeed a division of labour.”
  • 24. Quote Integration
    • Spend as much space discussing the direct quotation as is the length of the quote.
    • Quote too long?
    • Summarise
    • Paraphrase, or
    • Use ellipses.

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