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Poetry Analysis Mini-Essay Instructions. Learning Target Interpret and evaluate a poem’s form (narrative, ballad, or lyric) and its use of figurative.

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1 Poetry Analysis Mini-Essay Instructions

2 Learning Target Interpret and evaluate a poem’s form (narrative, ballad, or lyric) and its use of figurative language and other poetic elements to demonstrate our understanding of a poem.

3 What will you be doing? Today you are going to the library. You must find a poem that fits one of the forms of poetry we have studied. Forms include Narrative, Ballad, or Lyric Your poem must also include at least one example of figurative language and at least two other elements of either other types of figurative language or poetic elements

4 What does my narrative, ballad, or lyric poem need to include? Three of the following… At least one or more examples of figurative language Simile Onomatopoeia Metaphor Hyperbole Symbole Personification Any of the following (up to 2 at most) Imagery Alliteration Rhyme and rhyme scheme Allusion Rhythm Mood

5 If… If the poem you choose at the library does not fit the form of a narrative, ballad, or lyric…then you will have to choose a new poem. If the poem you choose at the library does not include at least one example of figurative language and at least two other types of figurative language or other poetic elements, then you will have to choose a new poem.

6 What poems can I choose from? We asked Ms. Britz and Ms. Isaacson to pull poetry books for you to look through, you can look through and find a poem from one of those books (Do NOT choose a poem from an obvious children’s poetry book. Eighth grade reading level is expected.) You can then either take a photo of the page or type out or write down the poem.

7 What if I can’t find one in the books? Then you can try to find on in one of the following web sites:

8 What kind of poem do I choose? Poems must be appropriate for school. If you are unsure if your poem is appropriate, ask your teacher. Poems must fit one of the three forms discussed in class and include a minimum of one type of figurative language and at least two other examples of poetic devices or figurative language.

9 Today… Your job is to find a poem, copy it down (type it or write it or download it if you are able) You will need to also know the title (if any) and the author’s name. You will need to show your source, so if you got it from a website, make sure you remember to include that information. If you got it from a book, include the title of the book and other important information. Are we ready? Questions?


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