Presentation on theme: "Opening: KWL-All About Poe On a sheet a paper, draw a three-columned chart. Label the first column with a “K,” the second column with a “W,” and the third."— Presentation transcript:
Opening: KWL-All About Poe On a sheet a paper, draw a three-columned chart. Label the first column with a “K,” the second column with a “W,” and the third column with an “L.” Then, under the “K” column, write everything that you already know about Edgar Allan Poe. Next, make a list of things that you want to learn about him and his literary works under the “W” column. Leave the “L” column empty until further notice.
Work Session: Analyzing Poetry Using TP-CASTT T= Title (consider the title…make a prediction) P= Paraphrase (put the poem into your own words; word to word translation…not just a summary) C= Connotation (examine diction and explain any figurative language/elements of poetry…i.e. metaphors, similes, personification, alliteration, hyperboles, irony, idioms, understatements, puns, rhyme, onomatopoeias, allusions, etc…) A= Attitude/Tone (identify the speaker’s tone and attitude) S= Shifts (note any shifts or changes in setting, events, mood, thoughts, topic, tone, etc…) T= Title (revisit title; examine how the title connects to the poem) T= Theme (central idea of the poem; subject of poem…what does poet say about the subject)
Work Session: Analyzing Poetry Using TP-CASTT Task #1: Read the poem individually once. Read it again and paraphrase it line by line. Make notes in the margin of your paper. Task #2: Use the TP-CASTT Strategy to interpret the poem. Put forth your best effort whether you’re right or wrong. Task #3: Collaborate with one other person. Share and discuss what you have. Walk through task 1 and 2 again with your partner. Task #4: Complete critical thinking questions for “A Dream within a Dream.”
Critical Thinking Questions for Poe’s “A Dream within a Dream” Is it possible to know if all of life is just a dream within a dream? Explain your answer. Does the speaker really believe all of life is a dream within a dream, or does he seem doubtful? How can you tell? Provide evidence from the text. What effect does rhyme have on the poem's content? Does it make it seem more or less serious? Why do you think the woman is in this poem? What effect does she have on its themes and message? Is she just a metaphor, or is she a real figure? Is this poem about the nature of reality or the nature of loss? Can it be about both? Explain your answer.
Work Session: Journal Entry #8—Dreams Describe a recent dream that you’ve had. How real was it? Be sure to discuss the elements that made this dream vivid and seem real. Elaborate on what happened, and discuss how you felt both during the dream and after you’d awaken. Length: ¾ to 1 full pageTime: 10-15 min.
Closing: Revisit KWL After learning a little information about Poe, revisit the “L” column and new information that you’ve learned about his life, writing style, and his poetry. Note: As we study Poe and his works, we will continue to add to this chart…do not discard it.