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The Poppy of Georgia O’Keeffe A poem by Janine Pommy Vega Purpose: We are going to look for comparisons in this poem.

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1 The Poppy of Georgia O’Keeffe A poem by Janine Pommy Vega Purpose: We are going to look for comparisons in this poem.

2 Castanets are rhythmic instruments attached to fingers for clapping. This pair of castanets shows an image of a flamenco dancer.

3 Poppy by Georgia O’Keeffe

4 In the carmine extravagance the skirts of a Spanish dancer swirl flamenco rhythms, castanets exuberant dancer drumming her heels on a wooden floor staccato barks, deep intricate guitars the energy pulsing from the dark surrounds and enters The Poppy is wide open her petals curve like the skirts of a mountain filled with the morning sun we climb and reaching the pinnacle shout like the flower in strict discipline, in eloquent satori in the wild graced of black and red. The Poppy of Georgia O’Keeffe By Janine Pommy Vega

5 First Stanza Vocabulary  carmine = red  extravagance = excessiveness  flamenco = flaming  castanets =rhythmic instrument  exuberant t= energetic  staccato = disconnected  intricate =complicated In the carmine (red) extravagance (excessiveness) the skirts of a Spanish dancer swirl flamenco (flaming) rhythms, castanets (instrument) exuberant (energetic) dancer drumming her heels on a wooden floor staccato (disconnected) barks, deep intricate (complicated) guitars the energy pulsing from the dark surrounds and enters

6 Second Stanza Vocabulary  pinnacle: high point  discipline: control eloquent: expressive satori: awakening The poppy is wide open her petals curve like the skirts of a mountain filled with the morning sun we climb and reaching the pinnacle (highpoint) shout like the flower in strict discipline (control), in eloquent (expressive) satori (awakening) in the wild graced of black and red.

7 Questions What comparison is the author making to the poppy? How does the Poppy resemble a flamenco dancer? Do you see any relation between the music and the movement in the painting of the poppy?

8 Compare the Stanzas In the carmine extravaganceThe Poppy is wide open the skirts of a Spanish dancer swirlher petals curve flamenco rhythms, castanetslike the skirts of a mountain exuberant dancerfilled with the morning sun drumming her heels on a wooden floorwe climb staccato barks, deep intricate guitars and reaching the pinnacle shout the energy pulsing from the dark like the flower surrounds and entersin strict discipline, in eloquent satori in the wild graced of black and red.

9 Activity 1. Create a work of art based on any of the following: –One stanza of the poem; –One line of the poem; –Sounds of castanets; –Sounds of flamenco music. 2. Illustrate the flamenco dancer as an accompaniment to the poem.


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