Poetry Introduction September 29, 2009
Today <ul><li>Housekeeping </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s poems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ M...
My Information <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>PPTs:  slideshare.net/janegriffith160 </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 25...
What is Poetry? <ul><li>How do you know you are dealing with a poem? </li></ul>
Poetry <ul><li>Close-reading/explication </li></ul><ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Comparisons  </li></ul>
Poetry <ul><li>Narrative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tells a story: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Epic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul>...
Typical Themes <ul><li>Theme: main point or main idea (different than subject) </li></ul><ul><li>Found through identifying...
Looking at a Poem <ul><li>“ She Walks in Beauty” (827) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stanza </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alliteratio...
Scansion <ul><li>Metre </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stressed and unstressed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feet comprised of stressed...
Scansion <ul><li>Feet: Basic unit of measurement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Iamb: My heart is like a singing bird </li></ul></u...
Scansion <ul><li>Metrical line has certain number of feet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feet make up a metrical line </li></ul></ul>
Metrical Lines <ul><li>Monometer </li></ul><ul><li>Dimeter </li></ul><ul><li>Trimeter </li></ul><ul><li>Tetrameter </li></...
“ My Papa’s Waltz” <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ek3eCbfqp0&feature=related </li></ul>
“ My Papa’s Waltz” <ul><li>Form </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Iambic trimeter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Four stanzas </li></ul></ul>
“ My Papa’s Waltz” (570) <ul><li>What is the waltz? </li></ul>
“ Do Not Go Gentle” (571) <ul><li>Is the father dead yet? How do you know? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the difference of all...
“ Those Winter Sundays” (573)
“ Digging” (574)
Essay #1 <ul><li>Due: Tuesday, October 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Weight: 20% </li></ul><ul><li>No summarizing of story </li></ul>
The Perfect Paragraph Topic Sentence Point #3 Point #2 Point #1 Concluding Sentence to Summarize and Transition
Essay Preparation: Quote Integration <ul><li>Frame all quotes with your own writing </li></ul><ul><li>Spend as much time o...
Quote Integration <ul><li>The article was about the gender differences in garage sale sellers and buyers. </li></ul><ul><l...
Quote Integration <ul><li>The article begins with a quote from Lisa McFarren who states that, “I’ve known many men to have...
Quote Integration <ul><li>Spend as much space discussing the direct quotation as is the length of the quote. </li></ul><ul...
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  1. 1. Poetry Introduction September 29, 2009
  2. 2. Today <ul><li>Housekeeping </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s poems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ My Papa’s Waltz” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Do Not Go Gentle” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Those Winter Sundays” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Digging” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Essay preparation </li></ul>
  3. 3. My Information <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>PPTs: slideshare.net/janegriffith160 </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 250-370-3329 </li></ul><ul><li>Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3-5 </li></ul><ul><li>Office: Paul 226 </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Poetry? <ul><li>How do you know you are dealing with a poem? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Poetry <ul><li>Close-reading/explication </li></ul><ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Comparisons </li></ul>
  6. 6. Poetry <ul><li>Narrative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tells a story: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Epic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ballad </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Lyric </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tells about speaker’s mood, feelings, state of mind: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Elegy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ode </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Occasional </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pastoral </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dramatic Monologue </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Typical Themes <ul><li>Theme: main point or main idea (different than subject) </li></ul><ul><li>Found through identifying parts of poem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Voice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Imagery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Figures of speech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Symbol, allegory, allusion, myth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theme </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Looking at a Poem <ul><li>“ She Walks in Beauty” (827) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stanza </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alliteration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metaphor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rhyme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Imagery </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Scansion <ul><li>Metre </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stressed and unstressed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feet comprised of stressed/unstressed syllable groupings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I didn’t steal the keys from the counter.” </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Scansion <ul><li>Feet: Basic unit of measurement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Iamb: My heart is like a singing bird </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trochee: We were very tired, we were very merry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anapest: There are many who say that a dog has his day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dactyl: Take her up tenderly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spondee: Smart lad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pyrrhic: (illegitimate) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Scansion <ul><li>Metrical line has certain number of feet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feet make up a metrical line </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Metrical Lines <ul><li>Monometer </li></ul><ul><li>Dimeter </li></ul><ul><li>Trimeter </li></ul><ul><li>Tetrameter </li></ul><ul><li>Pentameter </li></ul><ul><li>Hexameter </li></ul><ul><li>Heptameter </li></ul><ul><li>Octameter </li></ul>
  13. 13. “ My Papa’s Waltz” <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ek3eCbfqp0&feature=related </li></ul>
  14. 14. “ My Papa’s Waltz” <ul><li>Form </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Iambic trimeter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Four stanzas </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. “ My Papa’s Waltz” (570) <ul><li>What is the waltz? </li></ul>
  16. 16. “ Do Not Go Gentle” (571) <ul><li>Is the father dead yet? How do you know? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the difference of all four types of men? </li></ul><ul><li>Why wait until the last line to mention father? </li></ul><ul><li>Name the main metaphor in the poem. </li></ul>
  17. 17. “ Those Winter Sundays” (573)
  18. 18. “ Digging” (574)
  19. 19. Essay #1 <ul><li>Due: Tuesday, October 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Weight: 20% </li></ul><ul><li>No summarizing of story </li></ul>
  20. 20. The Perfect Paragraph Topic Sentence Point #3 Point #2 Point #1 Concluding Sentence to Summarize and Transition
  21. 21. Essay Preparation: Quote Integration <ul><li>Frame all quotes with your own writing </li></ul><ul><li>Spend as much time or more explaining each quote as the quote is long </li></ul><ul><li>Change tense or pronouns from original that do not mesh with your own framing text </li></ul><ul><li>Only put a comma before the quote if it could be replaced with the word “that” </li></ul>
  22. 22. Quote Integration <ul><li>The article was about the gender differences in garage sale sellers and buyers. </li></ul><ul><li>The author discussed how female buyers differ from male buyers. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Quote Integration <ul><li>The article begins with a quote from Lisa McFarren who states that, “I’ve known many men to have a garage sale.” </li></ul><ul><li>The author explicitly states that his “field research indicates there is indeed a division of labour.” </li></ul>
  24. 24. Quote Integration <ul><li>Spend as much space discussing the direct quotation as is the length of the quote. </li></ul><ul><li>Quote too long? </li></ul><ul><li>Summarise </li></ul><ul><li>Paraphrase, or </li></ul><ul><li>Use ellipses. </li></ul>
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