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1 PLEASE PULL OUT A PIECE OF PAPER Introduction to TPCASTT

2 TPCASTT Chart Title Paraphrase Connotation Attitude Shift Title Theme Poem: Time Poet: Valerie Bloom

3 Time by Valerie Bloom Times a bird, which leaves its footprints At the corners of your eyes, Times a jockey, racing horses, The sun and moon across the skies. Times a thief, stealing your beauty, Leaving you with tears and sighs, But you waste time trying to catch him, Times a bird, and Time just flies.

4 T=Title What does the title mean literally? In other words, prior to actually analyzing the poem, what does the title tell you in a literal sense?

5 Title Time = A measurable period in which an action, process, or condition exists or continues.

6 Paraphrase After reading the poem, state the poem in your own words, looking at each part one at a time. Take this part first - Times a bird, which leaves its footprints At the corners of your eyes

7 Paraphrase State the poem in your own words, AND state commentary about any connections you make. Times a bird, which leaves its footprints At the corners of your eyes -> The passage of time can be shown or represented by the wrinkles that it leaves at the corner of your eyes. This reminds me of crows feet.

8 Paraphrase (Continued) Continue to state the poem in your own words, going on to each part. Times a jockey, racing horses, The sun and moon across the skies.

9 Paraphrase (Continued) State the poem in your own words. Times a jockey, racing horses, The sun and moon across the skies. ->Time can be represented by the transition of the sun to the moon, back to the sun. Time is like a race, it passes quickly.

10 Paraphrase (Continue) Times a thief, stealing your beauty, Leaving you with tears and sighs, But you waste time trying to catch him, Times a bird, and Time just flies. With a partner, practice paraphrasing the last 4 lines, taking two lines at a time. Write down what you both find.

11 Connotation What does the poem mean beyond the literal? Go through the poem and find words that hold a meaning alternate to the meaning assigned to it in the poem. Look for specific figurative language elements, such as simile, metaphor, personification, etc.

12 Connotation What does the poem mean beyond the literal? Go through the poem and find words that hold a meaning alternate to the meaning assigned to it in the poem. footprint racing sun and moon stealing beauty flies

13 Connotation Identify any figurative language or figures of speech used by the poet. Here are two examples. Now find your own and record on your paper. Metaphor: Times a bird…of your eyes Personification: Times a thief, stealing your beauty

14 Attitude What are the feelings expressed by the poet (Tone)? What feelings does it arouse in you, the reader? (Mood) What emotions did the poet want to awaken? Discuss with your partner what the poets attitude in the poem might be.

15 Shift What changes in attitude occur in the poem? Where does the shift in thought arrive? There should be a break, when the speaker ends one manner of speech, changes point of view, or pauses to consider something other than the subject. This is known as the shift, referring to the shift in thought. That place is generally the turning point of the poem, and it's important to understand where and why the shift occurred in your poem.

16 Shift With your partner, discuss when and where the shift may be in the poem. Write down the lines of the poem that mark the shift, quoting them, and then explain how the poets attitude changes.

17 Title Now that you have read the poem several times, what does the title mean beyond its literal meaning? ->Time: A measurable period in which an action or process occurs. ->What else is Time? What does it mean for our lives?

18 Theme What is the poem saying about life, society or people in general? Theme is the big idea being expressed throughout the poem. Its the major message. In the section marked theme, write a paragraph that expresses what you think the theme is.


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