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  1. 1. NAVOTAS NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL INTERVENTION WORKTEXTNAME: _______________________________ YEAR & SEC: ____________ DATE: ________I. Poetry Word SearchThe words below are used to describe some of the basic elements of poetry.  poem: Writing that is imaginative and condensed by using words chosen for their sound and meaning, with phrases that may have a certain pattern made with rhythm and rhyme.  limerick: A humorous poem that is five lines long. Usually the first, second, and last lines have the same rhyme. The third and fourth lines rhyme with each other.  rhyme: Words at the end of a line of a poem that sound alike, such as:  There once was a fellow named Jack  Who jumped up and down in a sack.  rhythm: A pattern created with long and short, and weak and strong sounds.  meter: A rhythmic pattern in a poem.  verse: A line of a poem, or a group of lines within a long poem.  couplet: Two lines of a poem together, with the same rhythm and same rhyme at the end.  stanza: A part of a poem with similar rhythm and rhyme that will repeat later in the poem.  sonnet: A 14-line poem that begins with eight lines and is followed by six lines.  poet: A writer of poems—you! Find them on the puzzle below.II. Imagining imagery  Imagery- is the words or phrases a writer selects to create a certain picture in the reader’s mind. Imagery is usually based on sensory details. A. Match the senseimagery to their correct descriptive words. ____ 1.sight a. bubbling, bouncing ____ 2.sound b. bright, sunny, sparkling ____ 3.taste c. soft, feathery ____ 4.touch d. sweetness, smooth ____ 5.smell e. chirps, giggles, ____ 6.kinesthesia f. perfumed, scents B. Read the poems below, and write down on the blank the sensory impression used in each line. What Christmas Feels Like The tree’s aglow with colors of red, green, blue, and orange, ____________________________ The heat’s toasty arms warmly embrace us. ____________________________ Presents under the Christmas tree ____________________________ Beg to be released from their bright, sparkling coats. ____________________________ Santa Claus cookies washed down with boiling, hot chocolate; ____________________________ Shouts of glee and appreciation; ____________________________ Hearts overflowing with love; ____________________________ This is what Christmas feels like. ____________________________ Aspens on the Wind Flowing and free and fluttering ____________________________ Light and peaceful and innocent ____________________________ As angel wings on air ____________________________ Lullabies in hushed tones ____________________________ Golden, harmonic whispers ____________________________ The song of trembling aspens on the wind ____________________________
  2. 2. III. Tone & Mood The tone of the poem is the "voice" you imagine the poem is read in. It can be angry or sinister or sad etc. The mood is very close to the tone as the tone often adds to the mood of the poem. The mood is the overall feeling of the poem, this can be created by the tone or by the language choices of the poem, for example if the mood is sad there may be a lot of words that are related to death (connotations) there may also be lots of punctuation that slows the reader down, also the writer may use a rhythm that is quite somber. A. Feeling Words:Directions: Write a (+) next to words with a positive feeling; write a (-) next to words with a negative feeling; write an “N” next to words that are neutral. happy (+) excited frustrated confused angry sad surprised anxious scared unhappy nervous relieved relaxed reassured passionate embarrassed irritated disappointed uncertain skeptical optimistic restless threatened offended heartbroken mournful bored guilty B. Read the poem, and answer the questions that follow. Loneliness She, too, is old; she, too, has fought the fight. Katherine Mansfield So, with the laurel she is garlanded. Through the sad dark the slowly ebbing tide Now it is Loneliness who comes at night Breaks on a barren shore, unsatisfied. Instead of Sleep, to sit beside my bed. A strange wind flows... then silence. I am fain Like a tired child I lie and wait her tread, To turn to Loneliness, to take her hand, I watch her softly blowing out the light. Cling to her, waiting, till the barren land Motionless sitting, neither left or right Fills with the dreadful monotone of rain. She turns, and weary, weary droops her head. 1. Which word best describes the tone of this poem? a. inspired b. somber c. optimistic d. frustrated 2. Which word best describes the mood of this poem? a. excited b. playful c. angry d. gloomy 3. How many stanzas does this poem have? a. 1 b. 14 c. 2 d. 12 4. How many syllables does each line have? a. 5 b. 7 c. 10 d. 14 C. Writing an I am Poem: Follow the model on the left to write an I AM POEM. Write it at the back of the page. FIRST STANZA I am (2 special characteristics you have) EXAMPLE I wonder (something of curiosity) I am polite and kind I wonder about my kids’ future I hear (an imaginary sound) I hear a unicorn’s cry I see (an imaginary sight) I see Atlantis I want (an actual desire) I want to do it all over again I am (the first line of the poem repeated) I am polite and kind SECOND STANZA I pretend (something you actually pretend to do) I pretend I am a princess I feel (a feeling about something imaginary) I feel an angel’s wings I touch a summer’s cloud I touch (an imaginary touch) I worry about violence I worry (something that bothers you) I cry for my Gram I cry (something that makes you sad) I am polite and kind I am (the first line of the poem repeated) THIRD STANZA I understand your love for me I understand (something that is true) I say children are our future I say (something you believe in) I dream for a quiet day I try to do my best I dream (something you dream about) I hope the success of my children I try (something you really make an effort about) I am polite and kind. I hope (something you actually hope for) I am (the first line of the poem repeated)
  3. 3. D. Concrete PoetryConcrete PoetryConcrete Poetry is the use of words and their physical formation to convey meaning. This may be done with color,the shape of the letters, and/or the arrangement of words. Samples below show some of the many variationsavailable. To view various forms of concrete poetrty on the Internet, click on the words in bold lettering in thissentence. You may use the information you find at this link, but you may not publish it in anything other than a schoolreport.Directions: Graphically create a scene using only words. From a distance this will look like a picture, but up close itwill consist only of words and phrases. No extra lines or shapes should be used. A light pencil line might be drawnfirst as a guide. Use colors, shapes, and sizes that will enhance the meaning of words. Write your final work on thescroll below.Examples:
  4. 4. E. Synonym Poetry*: Choose any word. Write that word in capital letters on the first line. In a thesaurus look up the word and find three to five synonyms for it. Write the synonyms on the second line. One the third line, write a descriptive phrase about the word. The last two lines of the poem should rhyme. Student Examples: LOVE NOISE Attachment, adoration, warmth, adore Clamor, uproar, hullabaloo. Love is so pure, right down to the core. These things can really annoy you. ---Kimiko Brantley ---Shasta InmanWrite your final synonym poem below.F. Three Word Forms:Each line of this form is made up of three words. The last two words become the first two words in the nextline. In the poem, there will be a progress of images and a story will be told.Student Examples: MORNINGS ball, snap, run sleep, alarm, awake alarm, awake, shower snap, run, tackle awake, shower, clothes run, tackle, sack shower, clothes, shoes tackle, sack, pass clothes, shoes, dog shoes, dog, run sack, pass, catch dog, run, breakfast pass, catch, 1st down run, breakfast, sunrise catch, 1st down, touchdown. breakfast, sunrise, car ---Josh Jones (Grade 10) sunrise, car, work. ---Alex Buffington (Grade 10)Write your three word poems on the box below.
  5. 5. G. HAIKU& TANKAHaiku poems are characterized by content, syllables. The following pattern of ACCENTEDlanguage, and form. Of the three elements, syllables works well in English for a tanka:form is the least important. The content of 2/3/2/3/3. Some claim the tanka containshaiku poems is primarily nature. Usually there 5/7/5/7/7 syllables. Actually, you can use eitherare no similies or metaphors, nor are there method for determining the sounds in this kindmany adjectives. The most common form is of poem.three lines, the first and third being the same The leaves change colourlength and the middle one being a little longer. When the fall winds start to blow,In English-speaking countries this has been Yellow, orange and browntranslated into a 5/7/5 syllable structure. Are the colours of fall leaves,However, this is not set in stone. In Japanese, Slowly falling from the trees.it is 17 sounds. The most famous writer ofhaiku is Matsuo Basho and his most famous DIRECTIONS:poem is: Now that you are familiar with the haiku and old pond... tanka forms of poetry, you are to write at least a frog leaps in two of each form. By writing more than one of waters sound each kind, you become familiar with the forms and used to following set patterns for writingA tanka is a mood piece, usually about love, different kinds of poetry.seasons, sadness, or how short life is. Tankasuse strong images and often have literary You can use nature, love or family as topicsdevices such as simile and metaphor. A tanka of your poems. Write them on the box.is short and usually has only five lines. Insteadof counting syllables, you count ACCENTED