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1 Literary Device Review You’re a Poet… you just don’t know it

2 What is a Simile? Can you identify one below? The Daffodils By William Wordsworth, I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. And now, for a Gold Star, can you identify another poetic/literary device within this excerpt? Or two? Now, go to the poetry handout, read through the rest of The Daffodils and select another simile to write on your wipe board as an example.

3 We can’t talk about simile, without including simile’s friend - metaphor Let’s remember – what is a metaphor? A figure of speech in which two things are compared, usually by saying one thing is another, or comparing two unlike things. Example: The ocean is a shark’s restaurant or a sea of troubles. Turn to your text. Has anyone ever flown a kite, or seen one flown? Let’s read together: A kite is a victim. After reading, please write one metaphor on your wipe board.

4 What about personification? Can anyone give me an example of personification? How about this one? I’m sure you’ve heard it.

5 Let’s practice identifying Personification First, what is Personification? Giving human characteristics to non living or non human things. Let’s listen to Simon and Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence Now, looking at the lyrics, write on your wipe boards, one example of personification.

6 You are going to love learning about Hyperbole so much, you’re going to want to marry it! Let’s watch a little video about HyperboleHyperbole Turn to the poem A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns. On your wipe board, record one of the hyperbolic examples within that piece.

7 Our last device for today: Alliteration First, let’s remember what it is… A repetition of the same consonant sounds, usually at the beginning of words. Example: Beth went batty when she broke her bracelet. Now, it’s your turn. On your wipe boards, come up with an example for your own name! Great! Now, turn to the 4 poems we looked at today and find an example of alliteration. Please write it on your wipeboard.

8 Ever heard of Edgar Allen Poe? Who is he? Famous American poet Wrote The Tell Tale Heart, The Raven and several other pieces focused on mystery and suspense. Like most authors during the 1800’s, his fame really didn’t come until after he died. He struggled greatly (financially) as a writer.

9 Practice Simile, Metaphor, Personification and Hyperbole Use the handout provided, and the quotes from some of Edgar Allen Poe’s famous works. Identify which literary device is being used and explain your reasoning as to why your answer is correct.

10 We will write the answers on the board If you feel you have a correct answer, come on up and put your response on the board please!

11 Together, let’s read The Raven, One of Edgar Allen Poe’s most famous poems. First, I will assign everyone a stanza or a section of the poem to read aloud. Then, I will give you a moment (a few minutes) to practice reading it aloud to yourself. Then, we will read it together as a class – or, we will make a classroom symphony – everyone contributing to the reading of the poem.

12 Now, let’s listen to it one more time This time, we’ll listen/watch an animated version of the Raven.

13 Now, let’s look a little more closely at the poem. So, what’s this poem all about? Let’s come up with a summary as a class.

14 Let’s look at the Literary Devices Using the handout provided, locate examples of each literary device (in each of the boxes) There are some devices that we haven’t addressed in class, so you may need to refer to your glossary. Yes, this can be a seat partner activity.

15 Let’s take our analysis one step further using our wipe boards. 1.What is effective in this poem? What makes the poem engaging/interesting? 2.What is the feeling that you get from this poem? Use grade 10 level word choice please! 3.Would this poem be considered a ballad, lyric or a narrative? Why?


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