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1 Warm UP If you were asked on a test to analyze the “sound devices” of a poem, what do you think you are being asked to do? In a brief paragraph, explain your interpretation of literary “sound devices.”

2 Today’s Learning Goal I will be able to analyze the sound devices used in the poems found in poetry collection #7 by filling out the sound device chart provided. I will know I’ve met my goal when I can explain a poem’s use of sound devices in complete sentences.

3 NOTES: Poetic Sound Devices Alliteration Assonance Consonance Onomatopoeia

4 CONSONANTVOWEL What’s the Difference between a CONSONANT and a VOWEL? Vowels = a, e, i, o, u Consonants = every other letter in the alphabet

5 Poetic Sound Devices Sound devices can: – Add to the mood of a poem – Imitate the sound of events – Reflect a poem’s meaning

6 Alliteration The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of nearby words: – The sound of the singing sisters – The babbling brook – Winter’s worst weather

7 Assonance The repetition of vowel sounds in nearby stressed syllables. Unlike rhyming syllables, assonant syllables can end in different consonants. – She was in a deep and dreamless sleep. – Row, row, row, your, boat.

8 Consonance The repetition of consonant sounds at the ends of nearby stressed syllables with different vowel sounds: – The heat of the lighting burnt my skin. – Do not go gentle into that good night. – Dragging the lazy loafer along the line.

9 Onomatopoeia The use of words to imitate actual sounds – BUZZ, TAP, SPLASH, ZOOM, BANG, POP

10 “Weary Blues” “Weary Blues” by Langston Hughes Harlem Renaissance, Harlem NY – African American artistic movement – 1920s-1930s In this poem, Hughes attempts to use sound devices to capture those of blues music.

11 Analyzing Poetic Sound Devices Analyzing Poetic Sound Devices “Weary Blues”—cite in MLA format! ALLITERATIONASSONANCECONSONANCEONOMATOPOEIA

12 Assessing our Learning Goal… Please be ready to identify sound devices used in “Weary Blues” using complete sentences: One example of _________ is used in lines ______ where Langston Hughes states _________.

13 “In Flanders Fields” “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae Soldier and Doctor who served in WWI McCrae wrote this poem in response to the war and as a way of coping with the grief over the death of a close friend. This poem calls on the living to pay debt to those who sacrificed their lives for us.

14 Analyzing Poetic Sound Devices Analyzing Poetic Sound Devices “In Flanders Fields”—cite in MLA format! ALLITERATIONASSONANCECONSONANCEONOMATOPOEIA

15 Assessing our Learning Goal… Please be ready to identify sound devices used in “In Flanders Fields” using complete sentences: One example of _________ is used in lines ______ where John McCrae states _________.

16 “Jazz Fantasia” “Jazz Fantasia” by Carl Sandburg Settled in Chicago, capital of American Jazz In this poem, Sandburg combines slang and musical expressions to create a unique jumpy rhythm similar to jazz music.

17 Analyzing Poetic Sound Devices Analyzing Poetic Sound Devices “Jazz Fantasia”—cite in MLA format! ALLITERATIONASSONANCECONSONANCEONOMATOPOEIA

18 Assessing our Learning Goal… Please be ready to identify sound devices used in “Jazz Fantasia” using complete sentences: One example of _________ is used in lines ______ where Carl Sandburg states _________.

19 Exit Reflection Complete the sentence frames below: The poem “________” uses sound devices such as___________. One example of __________ is found in lines ________ where the poet states ___________.


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