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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.
Middle schoolers become poetry experts in this jigsaw activity for short forms of poetry. In small groups, students learn about Haiku, Diamante, Concrete, Cinquain, and Limerick poetry before trying their hand at writing it, and ultimately presenting what they learned to their classmates using PowerPoint. The lesson focuses on reading and experiencing poetry as much as knowing about form and poetic devices.
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.