Tuesday –1st hour poetry lesson, then honors lesson at bottom…

1st hour poetry terms:

Personification—giving human characteristics or actions to a non-human thing.

The sun kissed the horizon over the beach before telling it goodnight.

Metaphor—Comparison of two unlike things.

His guilt was a noisy dog in the night preventing him from sleep.

Simile—comparing two things using like or as.

Her face was as cold and sharp as an icicle.

 Extended Metaphor—metaphor that extends for more than one line, often throughout an entire written piece.

Note the extended metaphor in “A Poison Tree”

A Posion Tree

by William Blake

William Blake

I was angry with my friend.

I told my wrath, my wrath did end.

I was angry with my foe.

I told it not, my wrath did grow;

And I water’d it in fears,

Night and morning with my tears;

And I sunned it with smiles,

And with soft deceitful wiles;

And it grew both day and night

Till it bore an apple bright,

And my foe beheld it shine,

And he knew that it was mine,

And into my garden stole

When the night had veil’d the pole.

In the morning glad I see

My foe outstretched beneath the tree.

Other terms for today:

Spoken Word is used as a musical or entertainment term, referring to poems or performances that consist solely or mostly of one person speaking as if naturally.

Internal Rhyme—Rhymes within a line of poetry. (Very common in spoken word)

That fat cat hit the ground with a splat.

Example of spoken word:

Also, look up some more “Watsky” if you’re interested.  (Content not always school appropriate)

Honors:  Today we’ll read Act V finishing up our play.  It’s a silly act mostly.  You may continue your study guides and we’ll continue the movie.  Test and paragraph are both next time we meet, either Thursday or Friday.  I’m also going to assign your stories that you’ll be proofreading starting next week (in groups).  Please get caught up if you’re behind!


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