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December 5, 2011 - Winter Poetry TPCASTT - Snow Toward Evening Ho mework M ake flashcards for this week's RIU words. This week's quiz will be on THURSDAY since we have the LA formative on Friday. Le sson Essential Question How can the TPCASTT poetry analysis strategy help me better comprehend poetry? Warm Up In Rev It Up, turn to pg. 21. We will read The Princess and the Tin Box together.
The 10 vocabulary words for this week are on pg. 24. Copy down these words and definitions in your notes...
1. realm - an area under someone or something's control 2. plod - to walk slowly and heavily, without much energy or excitement. 3. disdainful - to look down on others because you believe you are better. 4. tawdry - cheap looking and usually in bad taste. 5. glut - to have so much of something you can never use it all. 6. deride - to laugh at something or make fun of it. 7. copious - to have a lot of something. 8. eclipse - to take attention away from something by being larger or more important. 9. appraise - to decide how valuable you think something is. 1 0. ironic - something that is the opposite of what you expect.
Now look at the "Explain Yourself" section on pg. 24. Let's answer the following questions together...
Homework Make flashcards for each of the 10 words. If you don't have index cards, cut up a piece of paper. The vocabulary word goes on the front and definition goes on the back of the card.
T - Title - make a prediction. Ask yourself...What about that topic or subject could this poem be about? P - Paraphrase - put the poem's LITERAL meaning into your own words. You can chunk it up, but make sure you cover everything! C - Connotation - mark rhyme scheme, identify figurative language and other sound devices, pull text to support, discuss the overall meaning on the overall poem's message or idea A - Attitude (author's tone) - How does the author feel about the subject? What are words or phrases that prove this? S - Shift - Where do changes occur in the poem? What kind of changes are they? What is their impact on the text? T - Title revisited - Is this title accurate? What would be a good alternate title based either on the main idea or the theme of the poem? T - Theme - what BROAD, not selection specific, lesson can the reader take away from this? What does the speaker / author want the audience to learn from this poem?
Let's try to TPCASTT a poem together... The following poem is Snow Toward Evening
Snow Toward Evening - Melville Cane Sud denly the sky turned gray, A The day, A Which had been bitter and chill, B Grew soft and still. B Quietly C From some invisible blossoming tree C Millions of petals cool and white D Drifted and blew, E Lifted and flew, E Fell with the falling night. D
T - I predict Snow Toward Evening will be about a speaker experiencing snow for the first time, a speaker waiting a long time, and it finally snows in the afternoon, time for the snow to start falling at the beginning of winter. P - All of a sudden, it started getting cloudier and darker. Earlier in the day, it had been very cold, but now it grew very quiet. Quietly, it started snowing. C - The rhyme is regular until the shift. Then it's no longer in couplets, and snow has no real pattern. No regular rhythm, just like the falling of snow in the wind. No repetition because no two snowflakes are alike. No onomatopoeia. It DOES have alliteration - Lifted and flew, Fell with the falling night. No simile. Metaphor - petals cool and white are being compared to snow. Invisible blossoming tree is the sky. No personification. Hyperbole - millions of petals A - The speaker feels calmed by the snow. Soft, still, drifted, quietly. S - shift in action - goes from describing the day's weather to it actually starting to snow. T - Falling Petals, The Invisible Tree, Soothing Snow T - Enjoy the simplicity and beauty of nature around you.
Homework Make flashcards for this week's RIU words. This week's quiz will be on THURSDAY since we have the LA formative on Friday.