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Browning poems

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Browning poems

  1. 1. Homework• For Tuesday 18/12/12• Read ‘A Toccata of Galuppi’ and annotate at least 6 significant quotations• Hint: focus on contrasts within the poem• Complete the FLIRTS chart on this poem and remaining poems• Use the example for ‘Soliloquy of a Spanish Cloister’ to assist you
  2. 2. AS PoetryAnalysing how Robert Browning tells stories in his poems
  3. 3. Brainstorm how you analyse poetry Often focusing upon1. (Re)read the poem similes, metap hors, titles, be2. Decide what it is about ginnings and endings, alliter3. Underline and annotate significant ation, onomat quotations opoeia, etc4. Describe the narration, form and structures of the poem, accounting for the poet’s choice5. Listen out for rhymes, rhythms and patterns, speculating for the poet’s choices of rhymes, rhythms and patterns
  4. 4. Key poetic terms• Stressedand unstressed syllables: London Bridge is falling downdumdadumdadumdadum• Iambic tetrameter:dadumdadumdadumdadum(8 syllables)• Iambic pentameterdadumdadumdadumdadumdadum(10 syllables)• Tercet:3 line stanza• Quatrain: 4 line stanza• Octet: 8 line stanza• Dramatic monologue: a poem that is written as a speech, but the voice is the persona’s and not the poet’s own directly• Ballad: a poem that tells a story, normally in quatrains
  5. 5. Now apply to ‘Soliloquy of a Spanish Cloister’1. (Re)read the poem2. Decide what the story is about3. Underline and annotate significant quotations4. Describe the narration, form and structures of the poem, accounting for the poet’s choice5. Listen out for rhymes, rhythms and patterns, speculating for the poet’s choices of rhymes, rhythms and patterns
  6. 6. Now apply to your given poem• Louis, Mohamed, Sean, 1. (Re)read the poem Ashley: ‘My Last Duchess’ 2. Decide what the story is about• Joe, Leo, Osman: 3. Underline significant‘The Laboratory’ quotations 4. Annotate significant• Luke, Oye, Jignesh: quotations ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ 5. Describe the form and structures of the poem, accounting for the poet’s choice 6. Listen out for rhymes, rhythms and patterns, speculating for the poet’s choices of rhymes, rhythms and patterns
  7. 7. Independent task• Read the two poems you have not read and decide what the stories are
  8. 8. FeedbackInner Circle Outer Circle• What’s the story? • Listen to the feedback and• Who tells it? annotate your copy of the• Significant quotations? poem• Significant structures? • Make note of any questions or disagreements you would• Significance of form? like to raise
  9. 9. Brainstorm all the similarities anddifferences between the four poems…• In terms of stories• In terms of imagery• In terms of themes• In terms of characterisation• In terms of tone of voice Think: why am I asking you to do this task?
  10. 10. Now the big questions… Think:Do we ever get complete stories in these poems? Are they strictly stories? So what is a story? Is it possible to get complete stories? Why? Why not?

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