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1 Teachers and Other Pests A Poetry Anthology for BIH Grade 7 Students A Bad Case of the Sneezes by Bruce Lansky

2 A Bad Case of the Sneezes by Bruce Lansky Learning Objectives As we study this poem you will learn:  the meaning of the poem,  be introduced to the terms, Stanza, Rhyme - Alternate Couplet, Line, Simile & Alliteration,  how to read out the poem to the class,  You will also complete some mini tasks and an exam question on the poem.

3 Last night I had the sneezes. I was really very ill. My mother called the doctor who prescribed a purple pill. At eight o'clock I went to bed. My mom turned out the light. I used up one whole box of Kleenex sneezing through the night. I sneezed my brains out in my bed. I didn't get much rest. So that's the reason, teacher, that I flunked the spelling test. A Bad Case of the Sneezes by Bruce Lansky

4 Last night I had the sneezes. I was really very ill. My mother called the doctor who prescribed a purple pill. At eight o'clock I went to bed. My mom turned out the light. I used up one whole box of Kleenex sneezing through the night. I sneezed my brains out in my bed. I didn't get much rest. So that's the reason, teacher, that I flunked the spelling test. Vocabulary: Prescribed: to order the use of a medicine. Flunked: failed. The Key Devices used in this poem are: Stanza Rhyme - Alternate Couplet Line Imagery Alliteration A Bad Case of the Sneezes by Bruce Lansky

5 A Bad Case of the Sneezes by Bruce Lansky The Key Devices Stanza A series of lines in a poem that are grouped together. This poem has 3 stanzas of 4 lines. Copy the information in the Blue Box into your Anthology booklet. Last night I had the sneezes. I was really very ill. My mother called the doctor who prescribed a purple pill. At eight o'clock I went to bed. My mom turned out the light. I used up one whole box of Kleenex sneezing through the night. I sneezed my brains out in my bed. I didn't get much rest. So that's the reason, teacher, that I flunked the spelling test. On your copy of the poem number the lines in each stanza

6 A Bad Case of the Sneezes by Bruce Lansky The Key Devices Rhyme - Alternate Couplet Two lines that rhyme that have an un-rhymed line between them. On your copy of the poem highlight the words that rhyme. Copy the information in the Blue Box into your Anthology booklet. Last night I had the sneezes. I was really very ill. My mother called the doctor who prescribed a purple pill. At eight o'clock I went to bed. My mom turned out the light. I used up one whole box of Kleenex sneezing through the night. I sneezed my brains out in my bed. I didn't get much rest. So that's the reason, teacher, that I flunked the spelling test. Last night I had the sneezes. I was really very ill. My mother called the doctor who prescribed a purple pill. At eight o'clock I went to bed. My mom turned out the light. I used up one whole box of Kleenex sneezing through the night. I sneezed my brains out in my bed. I didn't get much rest. So that's the reason, teacher, that I flunked the spelling test.

7 A Bad Case of the Sneezes by Bruce Lansky The Key Devices Imagery Words and phrases that are used in literature to create clear pictures in our minds. On your copy of the poem identify one example of visual imagery from each stanza. Copy the information in the Blue Box into your Anthology booklet. Last night I had the sneezes. I was really very ill. My mother called the doctor who prescribed a purple pill. At eight o'clock I went to bed. My mom turned out the light. I used up one whole box of Kleenex sneezing through the night. I sneezed my brains out in my bed. I didn't get much rest. So that's the reason, teacher, that I flunked the spelling test. Last night I had the sneezes. I was really very ill. My mother called the doctor who prescribed a purple pill. At eight o'clock I went to bed. My mom turned out the light. I used up one whole box of Kleenex sneezing through the night. I sneezed my brains out in my bed. I didn't get much rest. So that's the reason, teacher, that I flunked the spelling test. Note: ‘sneezing through the night’ is an Example of sound as well as visual imagery.

8 A Bad Case of the Sneezes by Bruce Lansky The Key Devices Alliteration The repetition of words close to each other that begin with the same sound. Copy the information in the Blue Box into your Anthology booklet. Last night I had the sneezes. I was really very ill. My mother called the doctor who prescribed a purple pill. At eight o'clock I went to bed. My mom turned out the light. I used up one whole box of Kleenex sneezing through the night. I sneezed my brains out in my bed. I didn't get much rest. So that's the reason, teacher, that I flunked the spelling test. On your copy of the poem highlight the alliteration in each stanza Last night I had the sneezes. I was really very ill. My mother called the doctor who prescribed a purple pill. At eight o'clock I went to bed. My mom turned out the light. I used up one whole box of Kleenex sneezing through the night. I sneezed my brains out in my bed. I didn't get much rest. So that's the reason, teacher, that I flunked the spelling test. Note: Alliteration adds rhythm to a poem.

9 A Bad Case of the Sneezes by Bruce Lansky Meaning: This is a humorous (funny) poem in which a boy invents an excuse for failing his spelling test. He tells his teacher that he had such a bad cold that he ‘sneezed his brains out’ and so was unable to study for the test. We do not know if he is telling the truth or not, but his excuses are so elaborate that it is difficult to believe he is telling the truth. Last night I had the sneezes. I was really very ill. My mother called the doctor who prescribed a purple pill. At eight o'clock I went to bed. My mom turned out the light. I used up one whole box of Kleenex sneezing through the night. I sneezed my brains out in my bed. I didn't get much rest. So that's the reason, teacher, that I flunked the spelling test. Vocabulary: Elaborate: involving many carefully arranged parts or details; detailed and complicated in design and planning.

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