Poetry Introduction September 29, 2009
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What is Poetry?
- How do you know you are dealing with a poem?
- Tells about speaker’s mood, feelings, state of mind:
- Theme: main point or main idea (different than subject)
- Found through identifying parts of poem
- Symbol, allegory, allusion, myth
Looking at a Poem
- “ She Walks in Beauty” (827)
- Feet comprised of stressed/unstressed syllable groupings
- “ I didn’t steal the keys from the counter.”
- 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
- Metrical line has certain number of feet
- Feet make up a metrical line
“ My Papa’s Waltz”
“ My Papa’s Waltz”
“ My Papa’s Waltz” (570)
“ 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.
“ Those Winter Sundays” (573)
“ Digging” (574)
The Perfect Paragraph Topic Sentence Point #3 Point #2 Point #1 Concluding Sentence to Summarize and Transition
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”
- The article was about the gender differences in garage sale sellers and buyers.
- The author discussed how female buyers differ from male buyers.
- 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.”
- Spend as much space discussing the direct quotation as is the length of the quote.