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The Cinquain The Write Stuff
Origins of the Cinquain <ul><li>Created by an American Poet, Adelaide Crapsey </li></ul><ul><li>First appeared in 1914 </l...
NTK:  What’s a “cinquain?” <ul><li>A poem with 5 lines </li></ul><ul><li>The poem does not usually rhyme. </li></ul><ul><l...
Each line of a cinquain has a specific purpose… <ul><li>Line 1 (one word; the subject of the poem) </li></ul><ul><li>Line ...
Penguin <ul><li>Penguin </li></ul><ul><li>Black, white </li></ul><ul><li>Waddling, swimming, leaping </li></ul><ul><li>Wea...
Race Cars <ul><li>Racing </li></ul><ul><li>Fast, zip </li></ul><ul><li>Buzzing, rushing, flying </li></ul><ul><li>Drivers ...
Nature <ul><li>Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Beautiful, pure </li></ul><ul><li>Refreshing, Enjoying, relaxing </li></ul><ul><li...
 
Allusions Poetic Devices:  The Write Stuff
NTK:  What’s an Allusion? <ul><li>Allusions are poetic devices. </li></ul><ul><li>They use only a word or two. </li></ul><...
Allusions are… <ul><li>Allusions refer to other things, particularly: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
You must be familiar with whatever art/literature/culture they are  alluding  to first. So the tricky thing about allusion...
Common allusions… <ul><li>To works of literature: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greek and Roman mythology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Common allusions <ul><li>Famous art and artists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Renaissance art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classical...
Common Allusions <ul><li>Popular culture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contemporary references (within the last 100 years) </li></...
 
Yes.  That is part of what makes allusions difficult to catch. Can allusions refer to other allusions?
Because allusions can be complex… <ul><li>Poems and stories will often have “footnotes” or “endnotes” that explain allusio...
 
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Intro to cinquans and allusions

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A quick guide to cinquains and allusions.

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Intro to cinquans and allusions

  1. 1. The Cinquain The Write Stuff
  2. 2. Origins of the Cinquain <ul><li>Created by an American Poet, Adelaide Crapsey </li></ul><ul><li>First appeared in 1914 </li></ul><ul><li>Inspired by Japanese poems like Haiku and Tanka </li></ul><ul><li>From the French word “Cinq,” or “five.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. NTK: What’s a “cinquain?” <ul><li>A poem with 5 lines </li></ul><ul><li>The poem does not usually rhyme. </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of focusing on syllables (like a Haiku), cinquains focus on a DESCRIPTION. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Each line of a cinquain has a specific purpose… <ul><li>Line 1 (one word; the subject of the poem) </li></ul><ul><li>Line 2 (two words; adjectives that describe line 1) </li></ul><ul><li>Line 3 (three words; action words or verbs that apply to line 1) </li></ul><ul><li>Line 4 (A sentence that relates to line 1) </li></ul><ul><li>Line 5 (one word; a synonym for line 1 or something that sums up the poem) </li></ul><ul><li>Triangles </li></ul><ul><li>Pointy edges </li></ul><ul><li>Revolving, rotating, angling </li></ul><ul><li>Triangles are all different. </li></ul><ul><li>180o </li></ul>
  5. 5. Penguin <ul><li>Penguin </li></ul><ul><li>Black, white </li></ul><ul><li>Waddling, swimming, leaping </li></ul><ul><li>Wearing a tuxedo in the cold. </li></ul><ul><li>Emperor </li></ul>
  6. 6. Race Cars <ul><li>Racing </li></ul><ul><li>Fast, zip </li></ul><ul><li>Buzzing, rushing, flying </li></ul><ul><li>Drivers on the track. </li></ul><ul><li>NASCAR! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Nature <ul><li>Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Beautiful, pure </li></ul><ul><li>Refreshing, Enjoying, relaxing </li></ul><ul><li>Nature is healthy. </li></ul><ul><li>Fun </li></ul>
  8. 9. Allusions Poetic Devices: The Write Stuff
  9. 10. NTK: What’s an Allusion? <ul><li>Allusions are poetic devices. </li></ul><ul><li>They use only a word or two. </li></ul><ul><li>They are references to other things. </li></ul><ul><li>Do NOT confuse this word with “ I llusions” </li></ul>
  10. 11. Allusions are… <ul><li>Allusions refer to other things, particularly: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Popular Culture </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. You must be familiar with whatever art/literature/culture they are alluding to first. So the tricky thing about allusions is…
  12. 13. Common allusions… <ul><li>To works of literature: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greek and Roman mythology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Religious texts like the Bible, Koran, Torah, Ramayana </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shakespeare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other famous writers and poets </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Common allusions <ul><li>Famous art and artists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Renaissance art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classical music and composers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Important moments in history </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Common Allusions <ul><li>Popular culture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contemporary references (within the last 100 years) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recent music, fashion, art, literature or news </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common “trends” or “fads” in culture </li></ul></ul>
  15. 17. Yes. That is part of what makes allusions difficult to catch. Can allusions refer to other allusions?
  16. 18. Because allusions can be complex… <ul><li>Poems and stories will often have “footnotes” or “endnotes” that explain allusions </li></ul><ul><li>Look for a small symbol (*, †) or a number next to a word that tells you where to look for the notes. </li></ul><ul><li>Footnotes and endnotes aren’t just for allusions, but you should read them anyway. </li></ul>

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