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 Read it all the way through (including the title) and get to know it. Understanding may not happen all at once…like getting to know a new person!

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3  Read it all the way through (including the title) and get to know it. Understanding may not happen all at once…like getting to know a new person! “Howdy, POEM! I’m just gonna read you through all at once to see what you’re about…” POEM

4  Look for Figurative Language  Look for repeated ideas  Think and write about what each stanza might be meaning “Let’s see here…I see some metaphors…and you keep repeating ‘Nevermore!’ What the heck? Is Lenore an old girlfriend?” POEM

5  Tone = how the AUTHOR was feeling as he/she wrote the poem  Mood = how YOU should feel after you read the poem “I feel sad, confused, and a little scared. That Raven is creeping me out. Edgar Allen Poe must have been really depressed about something when he wrote this.” POEM

6  Free verse vs. rhymed  How many stanzas  Length of lines  Graphic Elements “I hear a rhyme scheme, but not all the lines are the same length. This is a long poem…it always circles back to that Raven quoting “Nevermore!”” POEM

7  Imagine/Picture, in your mind, what this poem could “look like” – how might you draw it?  How would you describe the poem to someone else?  Memorize your favorite verse “I can see a creepy black raven sitting on the doorframe to my room. I think this is a poem about a depressed guy who lost his girlfriend. I cannot get that line out of my head: “Quoth the Raven, NEVERMORE!”

8 1) Meet the poem – just read 2) Read Again SLOWER - look and write about the deeper meaning 3) Identify Tone and Mood 4) Look for Form - graphic elements, line length, poem style, rhyme scheme, stanzas, etc. 5) Connect with poem - favorite line, how would you explain it, how would you illustrate the poem

9 Happiness Epidemic By David Hernandez Without any warning, the disease sweeps across the country like a traveling circus. People who were once blue, who slouched from carrying a bag of misery over one shoulder are now clinically cheerful. Symptoms include kind gestures, a bouncy stride, a smile bigger than a slice of cantaloupe. You pray that you will be infected, hope a happy germ invades your body and multiplies, spreading merriment to all your major organs like door-to-door Christmas carolers Until the virus finally reaches your heart: that red house at the end of the block where your deepest wishes reside, Where a dog howls behind a gate every time that sorrow pulls his hearse up the driveway.


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