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Friday, february 3rd

  1. 1. Friday, February 3rd English 9-Second Semester Navejar, Dammanna, Huth
  2. 2. New Term to know- Theme *3rd period 4th and 7th- has these notes- Review notes/do activity THEME: A central idea or statement that unifies and controls an entire literary work. • The theme can take the form of a brief and meaningful insight or a comprehensive vision of life; it may be a single idea such as "order and duty" (in many early Roman works), "seize-the-day" (in many late Roman works), or "jealousy" (in Shakespeare's Othello). • A theme is the author's way of communicating and sharing ideas, perceptions, and feelings with readers, and it may be directly stated in the book, or it may only be implied. *Describe the theme of : *or think of a movie that you watched -Romeo and Juliet -Hangover - A Boy Called It
  3. 3. Today’s Objectives I know: The literary terms: • Free Verse • Simile • Metaphor • Personification • Imagery • Alliteration • Rhythm • Diction I can: -identify these terms in a poem -use these terms in my own poem I will learn: -a new term- theme -I will review a new poem and practice what I know - Paragraph structure
  4. 4. Pretty Eyes by J.M. Her eyes were like the blue sky. When I look in her eyes. I see pink and blue butterflies. I tried and tried to tell her How I felt but every time I tried it was like she would run and hide. Which terms are used in this poem? What is the tone? Describe the diction. What is the rhythmic pattern?
  5. 5. Robert Frost Handout DO NOT WRITE ON THE HANDOUT 1. Quietly read the poem to yourself 2. Let’s listen to the poem and see images 3. Read the poem again a. Let’s review our terms- what did we find? 4. Poetry Analysis a. How do we analyze a poem? b. What does this poem mean? c. How do you know that’s what it means?
  6. 6. TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Questions 1. Is this a free verse poem? 2. What terms do you see (that we learned) in this poem? 3. What is the theme* of this poem? 4. Describe the diction of this poem. *Hint: use only two or three words
  7. 7. Review Terms Alliteration Metaphor Simile Repetition Imagery personification Tone Diction Rhythm
  8. 8. Paragraph structure Copy the following in your notes Topic sentence Lead in sentence Supporting detail from the poem (line or a few words in “____”. Analyze your point
  9. 9. Practice paragraph structure: The Poem’s structure- Identify structure • The poem – (Is it a lyric poem? Is it an ode, haiku, sonnet or some other form you can identify?) This is a poem that follows a strict rhyme scheme. For example, the first stanza’s rhyme scheme is A, B, A, A, B. The rhythmic pattern is consistent as well. Each line has 9 syllables. Unlike free verse, this poem follows a rigid structure.
  10. 10. Practice Theme • Theme – Propose what the theme is of Robert Frost’s poem, The Road Not Taken and support/defend your interpretation. (The object is to show that you have reached a reasonable conclusion. Think Romeo & Juliet -How do you know it was a forbidden love story?) – What evidence supports your interpretation?
  11. 11. Practice Paragraph Structure The theme of this poem is ____________. For example, the speaker mentions __________ ____________. In addition, the speaker states _______________. Throughout the entire poem, the main idea is ___________.
  12. 12. Poem traits: Now you create a paragraph on your own • Traits and examples/explanations – This is where you discuss alliteration, allusion, metaphor, rhythm, rhyme, etc…. – organize this part in a way that best fits your content. – For instance, you might want to discuss the sound traits first, then go on to the figurative traits such as personification, symbol, metaphor, etc….
  13. 13. Review What We Learned I know: The literary terms: • Free Verse • Simile • Metaphor • Personification • Imagery • Alliteration • Rhythm • Diction • Theme I can: -identify these terms in a poem -use these terms in my own poem -identify theme - Create an analytical paragraph

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