Ordinary Objects• In pairs: • List a few everyday, common things for which you’re grateful • Pick one of your “common thing” and explain why it’s important to you
What is a Ode?• Ode is a poem that celebrates a subject• Goes back to Ancient Greece • Sung and danced in a theater • Formal• Contemporary Ode is less formal
Mood of a Poem• The ATMOSPHERE of a piece of writing • How does the piece make you feel? • Scared or sad or angry?• After you read “Ode to Pablo’s Tennis Shoes” • How did you feel when reading? • How do you think Pablo feels?
Implications - Inferences• What are some things you notice about the poem?• What are some things you learned about Pablo that aren’t stated in the poem?• What are some things you learned about the tennis shoes that aren’t stated in the poem?
Figurative language• Non-literal expressions to create a certain images or ideas more vividly• Metaphor: a comparison of two or more things that are different but implying some equality or similarity through the comparison• Simile: a comparison that uses “like” or “as”• Circle any place in the poem “Ode to Pablo’s Tennis Shoes’ where the author compares one thing to another
Questions• Jot down any question you have about this poem
Activity• Study your notes about the following: • Ode • Mood of a Poem • Implication • Figurative Language• Choose one of the following three tasks to show your understanding of the poem: • TASK #1 - Write an essay that describes the Author’s purpose in writing this poem. • TASK #2 - Write an essay that describes the image the Author create with the poem. • TASK #3 - Re-write the poem into a ﬁctional narrative story
Task #1• Think about: • What is a ode? • Why did the author pick the tennis shoes? • How is the ﬁgurative language used to convey what the author is trying to say? • What is the mood of the poem? What feeling does the author want the audience to feel? Why? • Your essay should have at least three paragraphs: • Introduction - State author’s purpose • Body - Explain, using speciﬁc examples from the poem • Conclusion - Restate the purpose and summarize your explanations •
Task #2• Think about: • What comparisons do you see in the poem? • What is the implied setting of the poem? • What is the implied characteristic of Pablo? • How are the tennis shoes and Pablo alike? • What do the ﬁgurative language tell you about what Pablo is like? • What do the ﬁgurative languages tell you about what the tennis shoes look like?• Your essay should have at least three paragraphs • Introduction - Quickly describe the image you see when reading the poems (where is it, who is in it, and what is the character doing) • Body - Explain with speciﬁc details in the poem • Conclusion - Restate the general image of the poem and summarize your explanations
Task #3• Think about the elements or a story: • Setting • Character • Plot• Think about the poem and make notes about these story elements• Rewrite the poem into a narrative story • Begin by describing the setting and the tennis shoes • Then describe the character, Pablo • Describe what the character is doing and what some events that may have led up to what is going on in the poem • Remember to use your imaginations!!!
Task #1 Example In the poem “The Raven”, Edgar Allan Poe depicted a mandriven to insanity by his memories of his wife who had passed away.The general mood of the poem was that of fear. The authorsuccessfully created a sense of fear and insanity using variousimageries and ﬁgurative languages. The poem immediately instill a sense of darkness and within theﬁrst stanza with the line “Once upon a midnight dreary”... ... ...... The refrain of the word “nevermore” gave a sense of delirium... ... In the poem “The Raven”, the author wanted to create a poemthat let the audience feel the feeling of fear and insanity that is felt bythe character in the poem who recent lost his wife to death. Theauthor used imageries and ﬁgurative language and repeated words tocreate such feeling in the poem... ... ...
Task #2 Example The author of the poem “The Raven” created a image of a mangoing mad in his sadness after his wife’s death. The image of thepoem is that of a man sitting in his study who upon the entrance of araven began to express his thoughts in much like that of a madman.The author used very speciﬁc words and ﬁgurative speech to createsuch image. The poem opens with a man sitting in his study that is quite darkand cold. The poem most likely took place in the night. This isevident from the very ﬁrst line “Once upon a midnightdreary”. ... ... ... The audience can see that this sad man had lost hiswife to death from the line “From my books surcease of sorrow,sorrow for the lost Lenore”. ... ... ... In the end, the audience canbegan to see that the man is frustrated with the raven and his madnessbegan to emerge. This is evident from the line “Get thee back into thetempest and the Night’s Plutonia Shore”. ... ... ... The author created a image of a desperate man who is driven madby the sadness he feels from the lost of his wife. The raven whichfrustrates him symbolizes what is obscuring his wisdom andlogic... ... ...