Papa’s Fishing Hole-Narrative Poem
I place my tiny hand in his
as we walk to Papa’s Fishing Hole.
I hand him a wiggling night crawler
fighting for his life.
The deadly hook squishes
through the worm’s head,
and I watch the brown guts ooze out.
Papa throws the pole’s long arm back
and then forward.
The line lands in a merky spot
along the reedy shore.
Now I get to reel it in.
Nothing yet, he says.
He casts again. I reel it in.
Three time’s a charm, he says.
Nothing's changed except me and the facts
And the sadness I didn't mean to start.
But it feels different now you've said
It's wrong, and I still can't see your point.
And I think as water runs over my hands that
That's really all there is or can be.
The gold is wearing off the infamous ring
And something wears away from around my heart.
•What is the mood of the previous
poem? Was it happy, sad,
frustrated, or worried?
•Ask yourself how the poem made
“The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.''
Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door -
Only this and nothing more.‘
Internal Rhyme- A rhyme between a word within a line and another, either at the
end of the same line or within another line.
Instead of drinking water, Line Break
They gave me thinking water,
Now I’m really smart.
And instead of ice cream,
They gave me nice cream,
Now I’ve got a big heart.
Instead of hot sauce,
They gave me snot sauce,
Now my tongue is gooey when I talk.
And instead of candy bars
They gave me sandy bars,
Now my mouth is full of rocks.
And instead of tribal stories,
They read me bible stories,
Now I want to be a preacher
And instead of kool-aid
They gave me school-aid.
But I still don’t like my teacher.
Sections that poems are divided into; also known
Example: The red Wheelbarrow
So much depends
a red wheel
glazed with rain
beside the white
Repetition of the same sounds at the
beginning of words or in syllables.
Canvas in creative colors
Painter paints to persuade people;
Sends surprises to spectators’ sight,
And wide-ranging wonder world wide;
Like lighting the love in one’s life,
Arts in it is an asset from above!
The naming of a think or action by imitation of
Down the mountain
Simile: Comparing one thing to another using the words LIKE or AS.
Example: That boy was Crazy LIKE a fox!
Metaphor: When you use a metaphor, you are saying that a person,
place, animal or thing IS some thing else, not just LIKE it!
Example: "My head teacher is a dragon."
"The Mayor glared with eyes of ice."
Idioms: A set expression of two or more words that means something
other than the literal meanings of its individual words.
Example: A piece of cake- Means very easy
As fresh as a daisy- Full of energy
Man’s best friend- The dog