Presentation on theme: "My Little Girl by Samuel Peck And Sleepyheads by Carl Sandburg"— Presentation transcript:
1 My Little Girl by Samuel Peck And Sleepyheads by Carl Sandburg Comparing PoetryMy Little Girl by Samuel PeckAndSleepyheads by Carl Sandburg
2 Answer the following questions using “My Little Girl” Which characteristic, shared by most lyric poetry, does the poem demonstrate?A rhyme schemeA refrainAlliterationFirst Person Perspective
3 The poem’s first person point of view is unusual in that the narrator… A. Talks about unearthly creatures such as Pixies and angels. B. uses the personal pronouns “I” and “my” throughout the poem. C. appears to know what the girl is dreaming about. D. commonly uses third-person pronouns such as “she”.
4 What is one of the primary themes of this poem? The uses of the imagination.The innocence of childhood.The power of art.The importance of family.
5 Use “Sleepyheads” to answer the following questions. What is one of the main themes of “Sleepyheads”?Different creatures share important similaritiesDreams are superior to real life.Sleep is necessary for good health.We must protect and care for the young.
6 A. The length of the lines. B. the formal tone of the language. Although “Sleepyheads” is not an ode, it shares one characteristic them. What is this characteristic?A. The length of the lines.B. the formal tone of the language.C. the irregular rhyme scheme.D. the focus on a single abstract idea.
7 Use both of the poems to answer the following questions. Which of these correctly describes an important between the poems?A. “My Little Girl” refers to the dreams of a sleeper, while “Sleepyheads” does not mention dreams.B. “My Little Girl” addresses a sleeper directly, while “Sleepyheads” talks about sleepers but not address them.C. “My Little Girl” discusses both pleasant and scary dreams, while “Sleepyheads” discusses only pleasant dreams.D. “My Little Girl” ends with the sleeper waking up, while “Sleepyheads” ends with the sleepers continuing to sleep.
8 “My Little Girl” and “Sleepyheads” share a similarity in that… A. both use metaphorsB. both refer to many types of sleepersC. both personify sleep.D. both describe mythic creatures.
9 Both poets wrote these poems most likely to … A. warn the reader about the dangers of falling asleep at the wrong timeB. inform the reader about the benefits of getting enough sleepC. illustrate for the reader the similarities between sleep and deathD. explore the idea of sleep in a way that would interest the reader