Download and complete the "Paraphrasing a Poem" eWorksheet and drop-box before the beginning of class 2.
DOWNLOAD: "Paraphrasing a Poem" worksheet (DOCX)
For next class
In order to discuss, explicate, and analyze poetry you need to be familiar with the poetic terms and language resources. (Incidentally, in order to succeed on the AP Lit exam in May you will need to have more than a passing familiarity with all these terms and how to apply them when writing about poetry.) Therefore, you will have a quiz on poetry terms on Monday (B1) / Tuesday (A3). Download and study the terms in the document below.
DOWNLOAD: Poetry Terms: A Quick Reference Guide (PDF)
You will be quizzed specifically on the following:
- rhythm types (iamb, dactyl, etc.)
- figures of speech
- rhyme types (masculine, feminine, slant, sight, etc.)
- the basic poetry terms: connotation, denotation, poetic license, rhythm, meter, melody, caesura, inversion, foot, enjambment, and imagery.
- be able to describe what is meant by "form" in poetry
Reminder: You need to come to class on Monday/Tuesday with your two chosen poems and two "back-up" selections. See previous blog entry for full info.
LRJ Assignments for Poetry Unit
That's right, it's time to crack open the LRJ once again. The good news (I think) is that most of these LRJ assignments for poetry are creative, designed to be enjoyable as much as edifying. For Tuesday, you are preparing LRJ #1, "Found Poems." We'll read some of these in class!
DOWNLOAD: Poetry LRJ Prompts (PDF)