Julieta Venegas – A Tu Lado Eres Para Mi Me Voy Linguistics 03 – 23 Journal Poetic Devices Literary Analysis1. Copy down the Analyze the poem on the following poetic following slide. What techniques and their emotion or message is deﬁnitions. the poet trying to internal rhyme: rhyme that convey? occurs in the middle of the line. Can you relate to this? alliteration - repetition of consonant sounds in a line Explain assonance - repetition of vowel sounds
“Sometimes I Cry” - Tupac ShakurSometimes when I’m aloneI cry because I’m on my own.The tears I cry are bitter and warmThey flow with life but take no formI cry because my heart is tornand I find it difficult to carry onIf I had an ear to confide inI would cry among my treasured friendsBut who do you know that stops that longto help another carry onThe world moves fast and it would rather pass you bythan to stop and see what makes you cryIt’s painful and sad and sometimes I cryand no one cares about why.
Mika – Lollipop Relax, Take it Easy Love Today Linguistics 03 – 24 Journal Poetic Devices Literary Analysis2. NONE (QUIZ) Analyze the poem on the following slide. What speciﬁc images do you conjure up in your mind while reading the poem?
“Saturday At The Canal” - Gary SotoI was hoping to be happy by seventeen.School was a sharp check mark in the roll book,An obnoxious tuba playing at noon because our teamWas going to win at night. The teachers wereToo close to dying to understand. The hallwaysStank of poor grades and unwashed hair. Thus,A friend and I sat watching the water on Saturday,Neither of us talking much, just warming ourselvesBy hurling large rocks at the dusty groundAnd feeling awful because San Francisco was a postcardOn a bedroom wall. We wanted to go there,Hitchhike under the last migrating birdsAnd be with people who knew more than three chordsOn a guitar. We didnt drink or smoke,But our hair was shoulder length, wild whenThe wind picked up and the shadows ofThis loneliness gripped loose dirt. By bus or car,By the sway of train over a long bridge,We wanted to get out. The years frozeAs we sat on the bank. Our eyes followed the water,White-tipped but dark underneath, racing out of town.
Brian Adams – When You Love Someone Summer of ‘69 We’re in Heaven Linguistics 03 – 26 Journal Poetic Devices Poetry3. Read the poem on the following slide, and write down all the poetic devices Analyze the poem on the that are used. following slide. What does the mask in the poem symbolize?Poetic device: ___________Poetic device: ___________Poetic device: ___________Poetic device: ____________
“We Wear the Mask” - Paul Laurence DunbarWe wear the mask that grins and lies,It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,--This debt we pay to human guile;With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,And mouth with myriad subtleties.Why should the world be overwise,In counting all our tears and sighs?Nay, let them only see us, while We wear the mask.We smile, but, O great Christ, our criesTo thee from tortured souls arise.We sing, but oh the clay is vileBeneath our feet, and long the mile;But let the world dream otherwise, We wear the mask!