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3 Music, books and many different art forms have a variety of classifications called genres. In our class we read texts from several different genres including Poetry Drama Prose fiction

4  For today’s session we are going to focus on reviewing Poetry.  By the end of this review session you should understand › The definition of poetry › How Poetry can provoke emotions › How figurative language, imagery, repetition, rhyme and rhythm function as tools in poetry.

5 Poetry is an imaginative awareness of experience expressed through meaning, sound, and rhythmic language choices so as to evoke an emotional response.

6  A poet tries to emphasize ideas or provoke emotions by using certain devices, like the ones you heard in the Hughes poem. › Here are some frequently used devices  Figurative language  Imagery  Repetition

7  Figurative language is a word or phrase that departs from everyday literal language for the sake of comparison, emphasis, clarity, or freshness. Metaphor and simile are the two most commonly used figures of speech, but things like hyperbole, synecdoche, puns, and personification are also figures of speech.Metaphorsimile hyperbolesynecdochepuns personification

8  Poets use imagery to paint word pictures, follow the link to hear an example.imagery

9  Which words from the poem are an example of imagery? › “appeared like a ghost from the south” “appeared like a ghost from the south” › “Through the thick grey Nova Scotia mist” “Through the thick grey Nova Scotia mist”

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11  Repetition follow this link and listen to the stream (takes 5 minutes). Repetition › Think about how you use repetition in everyday life and in poetry. HissKisssilentwishBliss

12  How is repetition used in the poem you heard? › Only sounds are repeated Only sounds are repeated › Both words and sounds are repeated Both words and sounds are repeated

13  Now lets take a look at a poet we’ve already studied in class…Langston Hughes.

14 I've known rivers: I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.  m/watch?v=V425SdNWIJ U&feature=related m/watch?v=V425SdNWIJ U&feature=related  Follow the link view a Langston Hughes poem.

15  Think about the emotions that this poem provoked.  What words or images sparked those feelings? › The river The river › The repetition The repetition

16 I've known rivers: I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young. I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep. I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it. I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln went down to New Orleans, and I've seen its muddy bosom turn all golden in the sunset. I've known rivers: Ancient, dusky rivers. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. Langston Hughes

17  Study the line from the poem and choose the best answer below. “I've known rivers: I've known rivers ancient as the world” › Rhyme Rhyme › Repetition Repetition

18  Study this line from the poem and choose the best answer below. “I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.” › Simile Simile › Metaphor Metaphor

19  Study the lines from the poem and choose the best answer below. “I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln went down to New Orleans, and I've seen its muddy bosom turn all golden in the sunset.” › Personification Personification › hyperbole hyperbole

20  “When Abe Lincoln went down to New Orleans” is an example of an › Allusion Allusion › Illusion Illusion

21  In this poem, the river is best described as › A symbol A symbol › Hyperbole Hyperbole

22  You are now ready to use the tools of the trade yourself. For your homework assignment write your own poem utilizing all off the poetic devices you have learned in this review. › Write your poem now and share it through Google docs Google docs

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