2 Same Song By Pat Mora Page 659 Author’s BackgroundImageryFind appeals to all 5 sensesAllusionTo what fairy tale does the poem allude? Explain.ToneFind diction that sets the attitude
3 The Summer I Was Sixteen By Geraldine Connolly Page 679 Author’s BackgroundImageryFind appeals to all 5 sensesAllusionHow do the allusions provide context for the poem?ToneFind diction that sets the attitude
4 Obedience, or The Lying Tale By Jennifer Chang Page 680 Author’s BackgroundImageryFind appeals to all 5 sensesAllusionHow many allusions can you identify? Explain.ToneFind diction that sets the attitude
5 Ode to My Socks By Pablo Neruda Page 674 Author’s BackgroundOdeLong lyricSerious subjectDignified styleMetaphor/SimileFind examples from the poemSensory LanguageCreate your own sentence or two describing an item of clothingUse minimal wordsChoose carefully your images
6 The Legend By Garrett Hongo Page 668 Author’s BackgroundEvolution of a poemElegyPoem of mourningMelancholy in toneAllusionThe Weaver Maid and the Herd BoyStructureLook at how the words are placed on the pageWhere are the shifts?
7 Miss Rosie By Lucille Clifton Page 712 Author’s BackgroundThematic elementsIdiomAn expression not to be taken literallyFigures of SpeechFind as many examples as you canHow do the figures of speech contribute to the meaning of the poem?
8 Ballad of the Landlord By Langston Hughes Page 724 Author’s BackgroundContemporary BalladTells a storyCurrent topicWhat is the historical context of this poem?Where does the shift in speaker occur?
9 The Flying Cat By Naomi Shihab Nye Page 730 Author’s BackgroundFree VerseNot without structure: long and short sentences, parallelism, precise syntaxSpeakerDictionFind the words that evoke emotion
10 We Real Cool By Gwendolyn Brooks Page741 Author’s BackgroundHistorical ContextWhat words establish the context of the poem?SoundsTypes of rhymeAlliterationOnomatopoeiaTheme