Wednesday, April 27, 2011 Oral Language: More Voice Work Literature: Sound in Poetry
Housekeeping pink slips Exams will be given back next Wednesday
Voice Work In preparation for your oral presentations, we will continue with our voice work. diaphragmatic breathing articulation projection expression
Warm-up – Facial Stretch Pinch your face in Open up your face Repeat several times Stick out your tongue out as far as you can and move it around Say the syllable “la” in as many ways as you can Repeat the last step, but change your face. Massage the tension from your jaws, cheeks, and temples.
Warm-up - Projection Deep belly breaths with hand on belly Stage Whisper – see handout
Making and Shaping Sounds when we exhale, air moves our vocal chords in our throat and they vibrate, creating sound
Making and Shaping Sounds sound is also shaped in your mouth and throat
Making and Shaping Sounds Resonance – vibration and audibility Vowels are open sustained sounds that make your voice audible, able to be heard Formed by roof of your mouth, back of your throat and your sinuses
Vowel Warm up See handout
Making and Shaping Sounds Articulation – clear and precise pronunciation of words Consonants or “stopped” sounds Shaped by your jaws, lips, tongue, teeth and far roof of your mouth
Consonant Warmup See handout
Poetry Warm-up In pairs, each student should read one of the poems aloud to his/her partner. One student should read “Annabel Lee” and the other “Recuerdo.” Remember to speak from your belly!
Sound in Poetry – Analysis Questions Questions 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, and 9 were assigned. At your table, discuss the question number that I assign you for 5-10 minutes. Make note of any questions or disagreements. We will go over all the questions together now.
Sound in Poetry – Analysis Questions “In this Kingdom by the Sea” creates a romantic atmosphere, gothic (dark romanticism/beauty), mysterious suggests royalty/class difference, set in United Kingdom perhaps?
Sound in Poetry – Analysis Questions 2. “We were very tired, we were . . . “We had gone . . .” This refrain occurs at the beginning of each stanza. Joyous memories. Emphasizing the living condition of the narrator. Without any concerns, carefree
Sound in Poetry – Analysis Questions 3. Internal rhyme – “Annabel Lee” And so all the night tide I lay down by the side (line 38) Stars never rise, but I feel the bright eyes (line 36) End rhyme – “Annabel Lee” Of my darling - my darling, my life and my bride (line 39) – “Recuerdo” Almost any pair of lines merry/ferry (lines 1-2), stable/table (lines 3-4), etc.
Sound in Poetry – Analysis Questions 6. Rhyme scheme in “Annabel Lee” Stanza 1 Stanza 2 a d b b a e b b c f b b
Sound in Poetry – Analysis Questions 7. Rhyme scheme in “Recuerdo” a a b b c c
Sound in Poetry “Annabel Lee,” by Edgar Allan Poe http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=47235 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxWE5mVi4Sg&feature=related “Recuerdo,” by Edna St. Vincent Millay http://ia700201.us.archive.org/16/items/recuerdo_librivox/recuerdo_millay_apc_64kb.mp3
Sound in Poetry – Analysis Questions 8. The rhythm in “Annabel Lee” is inconsistent, sometimes choppy and fast and at other times slower and smoother, like waves. The mood is sad, intense, mournful. 9. The rhythm in “Recuerdo” switches between shorter lines that seem to pause in the middle, and longer lines that don’t have as obvious a pause. This creates a mood that sometimes feels calm and relaxed and at others, lively and energetic.
In-class Poetry Assignment Write a clear, detailed response to question #2 on page 21 of your handout.
Homework No homework! Bring your “English Skills” textbook on Monday. We will be doing in-class writing.