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1 Monday Sponge: Simile, Metaphor, Hyperbole, or Personification? The leaves are little yellow fish swimming on the water 1.Type of figurative language _________________________ 2.How do you know? ________________________________ There’s a faucet in the basement that dripped a drop all year since he fixed it, we can’t find it without wearing scuba gear. 3.Type of figurative language __________________________ 4.How do you know? _________________________________

2 Romanticism

3 The Fireside Poets – America’s First Literary Stars American Revolution was finished – time of peace The United States is a new country, beginning to create our own identity “Fireside Poets” = First American poets to become as popular as British poets

4 The Fireside Poets Wrote about scenes from American life Preferred conventional forms – did not experiment or invent new forms of poetry Strong (obvious) themes

5 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807 – 1882 Wrote Song of Hiawatha, Paul Revere’s Ride, and Evangeline Translated Dante’s Inferno from Italian to English

6 William Cullen Bryant 1794 – 1878 Wrote “Thanatopsis” One of the founders of the Republican party and supporter of Abraham Lincoln

7 Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809 – 1894 Medical doctor Wrote “Old Ironsides,” which saved the U.S.S. Constitution from being destroyed Father of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

8 John Greenleaf Whittier 1807 – 1892 Wrote Snowbound and Legends of New England Active in the anti- slavery movement

9 Impact on America Longfellow remained the most popular American poet for several decades The Fireside Poets wrote about important issues (such as slavery) and brought their ideas to the American public in a thoughtful, not argumentative, way

10 Themes of the Romantic Period One should value feeling and intuition over logical reasoning. – In my own words: _____________________________

11 Themes of the Romantic Period The importance of the individual (individualism) – In my own words: ______________________________

12 Themes of the Romantic Period Freedom of imagination – In my own words: ______________________________

13 Themes of the Romantic Period Nature is a mirror of human emotions – In my own words: ______________________________

14 Work Period: Reading Romantic Poetry STEP 1: Read your assigned poem with your group. Discuss vocabulary and the overall idea of the poem. Find evidence of the four themes of Romanic poetry from your poem. Be prepared to share what you learned with someone who did not read this poem.

15 Tuesday Sponge: Simile, Metaphor, Hyperbole, or Personification? When the stars threw down their spears and watered heaven with their tears 1.Type of figurative language _________________________ 2.How do you know? ________________________________ Like burnt-out torches by a sick man’s bed. 3.Type of figurative language __________________________ 4.How do you know? _________________________________

16 Literal vs. Connotative Meaning 1)Summarize the poem – What is being described in each stanza? 2)Describe the connotative meaning – What emotions does the poem make you feel? What imagery and symbols does the poem use to make you feel this way? 3)Identify the themes – what message or lesson does this poem teach?

17 Wednesday Sponge: Simile, Metaphor, Hyperbole, or Personification? (From Edgar Allen Poe) Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. 1.Type of figurative language _________________________ 2.How do you know? ________________________________ A single dim ray, like the thread of a spider, shot from out the crevice. 3.Type of figurative language __________________________ 4.How do you know? _________________________________

18 Work Period: Reading Romantic Poetry 10 min – Review your poem with your group. Practice how you will explain the summary, connotation, and themes to someone who has not read this poem.

19 Work Period: Reading Romantic Poetry 1) Discuss the two poems with your partner Summary Connotation Major themes 2) Work together to create a Tree Map that explains how the four themes of the Romantic Period are shown in these two poems.

20 Thursday Sponge: Simile, Metaphor, Hyperbole, or Personification? (From Edgar Allen Poe) Yes, he was stone, stone dead. 1.Type of figurative language _________________________ 2.How do you know? ________________________________ It increased my fury, as the beating of a drum stimulates the soldier into courage. 3.Type of figurative language __________________________ 4.How do you know? _________________________________ The rosemary nods upon the grave; the lily lolls upon the wave. 5.Type of figurative language __________________________ 6. How do you know? _________________________________

21 Work Period: Reading Romantic Poetry Complete the Frame of Reference: – Make sure you have cited your sources with the title of the poem in quotation marks “…” – Answer the question How do these themes show America’s changing values?

22 Extra Credit: Take it off the map! Write two paragraphs about one Romantic theme. –Explain one of the major themes of Romantic writing –Cite examples of the theme from one or both poems –Write two paragraphs: 1.Explain what this theme means and if or how it is relevant today 2.Give your examples

23 Sentence Frames: Theme One major theme in Romantic Literature, is __________________________________. In other words, _____________________________ _________________________________________. This theme is / is not relevant today because _____ ____________________________________. An example of ____(theme)__ from “Title of Poem” is _________________________________. Another example from “Title of Poem” is _________ ___________________. From these poems, we should learn that Americans at this time __________ ________________________________________.

24 Work Period: Reading Romantic Poetry STEP 3: With your partner, choose and read another poem from pages Discuss vocabulary and the overall idea of the poem. Find evidence of the four themes of Romanic poetry from the poem. Add the examples to the Tree Map

25 Friday Sponge: Simile, Metaphor, Hyperbole, or Personification? (From Edgar Allen Poe) The breeze – the breath of God – is still. 1.Type of figurative language _________________________ 2.How do you know? ________________________________ Death has reared himself a throne in a strange city lying alone 3.Type of figurative language __________________________ 4.How do you know? _________________________________ All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream 5.Type of figurative language __________________________ 6. How do you know? _________________________________


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