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Tenth graders read and analyze poetry and identify a variety of poetic devices. They create a mind web about why people write about love, read "One Perfect Rose" by Dorothy Parker and "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?" by William Shakespeare, and answer discussion questions in small groups.
Students review examples and definitions of different poetic devices. In this poetic devices lesson, students interact with the website by reading definitions and looking at examples of poetic devices such as onomatopoeia, repetition, and rhyme. They take a practice quiz and check their answers online.
Middle schoolers read a poem and complete a TPCASTT chart. They make a prediction about the title (T) , paraphrase each line (P), identify poetic devices and nuances (C-connotation), explore mood and tone (A-attitude), point out shifts in content or style (S), evaluate the title after reading (T), and name what they believe is the theme or main idea of the poem. Presents a very systematic way of analyzing poetry.
Students write a poetic analysis on a poem by Carl Sandburg. They take their previous knowledge of poetic devices and apply them to a piece of writing that displays their knowledge on a specific poem. They explain what they know about a specific poem in a piece of writing.
Carl Sandburg composed poetry that conveyed a time and place in American Literature and history. Learners identify the literary techniques he uses to describe the historical and cultural context of living in Chicago. They define the poetic devices personification and apostrophe in the poem, then write their own descriptive pieces mimicking Sandburg's style.
Students discuss elements of poetry. In this creative writing lesson, students examine poetic devices using popular William Carlos Williams poems. They practice memorizing and reciting short poems. Students share their responses to various poems. Students compose an original piece written as a fake apology to a loved one.
Learners analyze modernist poetry and the role of speaker in example poems. In this modernist poetry lesson, students identify a poem's speaker and common poetic devices. Learners analyze modernist poems from Romanticism and Victorian periods as well as Wallace Stevens' modernist 'Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.'Students write an analysis of two poems and read a Robert Frost poem.
Middle schoolers identify and describe six poetic devices. Using that information, they determine each one's purpose as either trying to emphasize meaning or the sound of words. They write in their journal to discuss how poetry and music can work together for a specific effect.