15 Couplet- 2 consecutive lines that rhyme The panther is like a leopard,Except it hasn’t been peppered.ARhyme scheme is always AABB CC DD EE FF
16 Couplet The panther is like a leopard, Except it hasn’t been peppered.
17 Internal rhyme- inside a line “While I nodded nearly nappingSuddenly there came a tappingAs of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.”Assonance- the repetition of a vowel sound.There are strange things done in the midnight sun
19 Free verse It does not rhyme, but it usually has rhythmic elements. Think Paul Revere’s Ride
20 Free verseGive me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full dazzling. (alliteration)Give me juicy autumnal fruit ripe and red from the orchardGive me a field where the unmowed grass grows.Give me an arbor, give me the trellised grape
31 Sonnet/rhyming couplets Reminiscingby Ralph CortezWatermelons were so much sweeter then,When boys were the stuff of super men,And summers seemed so much longer too,With nothing pending and nothing due.We were swordsmen-swashbuckling heroes.Eternal victors-never zeroes;Second basemen and clean-up hitters;Forever winners, never quittersPlay was a ritual in those days,To go on magical mind forays,To play the game with aplomb and ease,To venture forth when and where we'd please.We would feign death, and then rise up again.Watermelons were so much sweeter then.
32 simile A comparison using like or as The tree is like a crooked, old man.
33 metaphorA direct comparisonThe crooked, old man tree
34 Personification Giving human traits to nonhuman things Ex. The tree’s hair fell to the ground.
35 Main idea of a poem? Main idea- underlying meaning Think Like a Tree Soak up the sun Affirm life's magic Be graceful in the wind Stand tall after a storm Feel refreshed after it rains Grow strong without notice
36 Critical detail Essential, important information Date of birth and deathFamous for(lifeguard story)
37 Direct quote vs. paraphrase Think Like a Tree“Soak up the sun Affirm life's magic Be graceful in the wind Stand tall after a storm Feel refreshed after it rains Grow strong without notice”This is about learning a life lesson by following the example of a tree.
38 20 e.c. points due 5/2Google: California State Testing released questions. Click on 8th grade language arts.Orgo to ccms.ccusd.orgMy homework site.