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1 POEtry and figurative language Poems paint picturesIn our minds
2 Main IdeaWhen you first read a poem, you may not understand every word. Don’t worry! After you read it the first time, just ask yourself, “What is this mainly about?” That will help you understand the poem when you reread.What is this poem mainly about?LostI cannot find my basketball.I cannot find my locker.I cannot find my homework,Which is really quite a shocker.I cannot find my lunchbox.Worse, I cannot find my class.I’m going to have a rotten dayUntil I find my glasses.-Bruce Lansky
3 Rhyme Rhyming words have the same end sound. Quick! Find some rhyming words!I Should Have StudiedI didn’t study for the testAnd now I’m feeling blue.I copied off your paperAnd I flunked it just like you.-Bruce LanskyFill in the blanks with words that rhyme.Blue ___________________ ___________________ ________________Bear ___________________ ___________________ ________________Could ___________________ ___________________ ________________
4 Repetition Many poems repeat words, lines, or whole stanzas. Can you underline the repetition in this poem?Boa ConstrictorOh, I’m being eatenBy a boa constrictor,A boa constrictor,I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor,And I don’t like it ----one bit.Well, what do you know?It’s nibbling my toe.Oh, gee,It’s up to my knee.Oh, my,It’s up to my thigh.Oh, fiddle,It’s up to my middle.Oh, heck,It’s up to my neck.Oh, dread,It’s upmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmffffff…-Shel Silverstein
5 Simile A simile compares things by saying one thing is like or as another thing. Hunt for similes in this poem.The StarTwinkle, twinkle, little starHow I wonder what you are!Up above the world so high,Like a diamond in the sky.-Ann and Jane TaylorTry more similes!The ball is as red as ______________________.This bed is as soft as _____________________.My friend runs like _______________________.
6 White sheep, white sheep Metaphor A metaphor compares things by saying one thing really is another.Read the poem and answer questions below.CloudsWhite sheep, white sheepOn a blue hill.When the wind stopsYou all stand still.When the wind blowsYou walk away slow.Where do you go?The “white sheep” are really a)trees. b) kites. c)clouds. d) sheep.What is the “blue hill?” a) the sky b) a meadow c) a flower d) a mountainWhen the poet says, “You walk away slow,” she means that a) the sun is crossing the sky.b) the sheep are looking for grass. C) clouds are moving across the sky. D) flowers are blowing in the wind.
7 Alliteration Words that have the same beginning sound show alliteration. Be an “Alliteration Detective! Circle the beginning sounds that are the SAME on each line of this silly poem.Don’t Bring Camels in the ClassroomDon’t bring camels in the classroom.Don’t bring scorpions to school.Don’t bring rhinos, rats or reindeer.Don’t bring mice or moose or mule.Lose your leopard and your lemur.Leave your llama and your leech.Take your tiger, toad and toucanAnywhere but where they teach.- Kenn Nesbitt
8 Onomatopoeia Onomatopoeia means words that sound like what the word represents. Can you make the sound of …A bell? ________ A cat? _______ A jet? ______A potato chip? ________ A firecracker? _______Underline the onomatopoeia in this poem.What if….You opened a book about dinosaurs and one stumbled outAnd another and another and more and more pourUntil the whole place is bumbling and rumblingAnd groaning and moaningAnd snoring and roaringAnd dinosauring?-Isabel Joshlin Glaser
9 Personification Personification means making animals and objects act like people. Find and circle 5 examples of personification in this poem.Mister SunWakes up at dawn,Puts his goldenSlippers on,Climbs the summerSky at noon,Trading placesWith the moon.Runs awayWith the blue tagEnd of day,Switching off theGlobe lamplight,Pulling down theShades at night.-J. Patrick Lewis
10 Hyperbole Hyperbole is exaggeration, meaning stretching the truth. Shel Silverstein loves to exaggerate in his poems. Hunt for hyperbole in this funny poem.SpaghettiSpaghetti, spaghetti, all over the place,Up to my elbows – up to my face,Over the carpet and under the chairs,Into the hammock and wound round the stairs,Filling the bathtub and covering the desk,Making the sofa a mad mushy mess.
11 And remember…When reading a poem for the first time Don’t worry. Hunt for figurative language Don’t hurry. Find rhyme, repetition, metaphor, simile, Alliteration, onomatopoeia, personification, hyperbole And you will answer all questions Most EXPERTLY.
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