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Poetry Meter Syllables, meter, and feet Reading and labeling a poem for sounds, stresses, and pauses is called scanning the poem.

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1 Poetry Meter Syllables, meter, and feet Reading and labeling a poem for sounds, stresses, and pauses is called scanning the poem.

2 Meter Meter is a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry.

3 Feet Poetic lines are divided into segments called a foot (or feet plural). A foot contains a series of stressed and unstressed syllables.

4 Consider the Following Darth Vader decided to crush the rebel soldier. DARTH VAder deCIDed to CRUSH the REBel SOLDier. Luke Skywalker will rebel against his father’s wishes. LUKE SKYWALKer WILL reBEL aGAINST his FATHer’s WISHes.

5 Feet and Syllables The divisions marked with / represent feet. A stressed syllable is marked by a ‘ An unstressed syllable is marked by a U U ‘U‘ U ‘ U‘ Along / the sea- / sands damp / and brown

6 Feet and Syllables Usually, poets put stresses on the natural stresses of a word. For example: ‘ U ‘ ‘U ‘ orange pretend dogalong

7 Feet and Syllables Usually, insignificant words like conjunctions and prepositions do not receive poetic stresses.

8 Syllables Iamb (Iambic)U ‘ Trochee (Trochaic)‘ U Spondee (Spondaic)‘ ‘ Anapest (Anapestic)U U ‘ Dactyl (Dactylic)‘ U U

9 Meter MonometerOne footper line DimeterTwo feetper line TrimeterThree feetper line TetrameterFour feetper line PentameterFive feetper line HexameterSix feetper line HeptameterSeven feetper line OctameterEight feetper line

10 Meter Meter is determined by the type of foot and the number of feet in a line. Thus, a line with three iambic feet is known as iambic trimeter.

11 Meter So, this line by Longfellow… U ‘ U ‘ Along / the sea- / sands damp / and brown would be considered generally iambic tetrameter (the poetic feet are iambs and there are four feet in this line.

12 Meter Remember, not all lines of a poem will have exactly the same number of syllables. You may have a ‘left over’ stressed or unstressed syllable.

13 Meter Likewise, not every line in a stanza will have the same number of feet per line.

14 Meter However, after scanning a poem for all syllables and feet, you look back over the entire poem and count how many syllables and feet you have. Then, you make a general statement on the overall meter, like ‘this poem is generally in iambic pentameter’ or mainly ‘this poem is trochaic tetrameter.’

15 Learn the stresses and meters, scan the poem, collaborate with others, and look back over the entire poem. Then, make a general statement as to the overall meter.

16 SOAPStone + Theme Poetic analysis. Yup Yup. om/watch?v=R1MxG FncZgQ

17 1.Read it entirely. 2.Look up words. 3.Scan the poem for syllables, feet, and meter. All right stop collaborate and listen Ice is back with my brand new invention Something grabs a hold of me tightly Flow like a harpoon daily and nightly Will it ever stop yo I don't know Turn off the lights and I'll glow To the extreme I rock a mic like a vandal Light up a stage and wax a chump like a candle Dance go rush to the speaker that booms

18 Speaker Speaker: vocalist; MC; dancer; songwriter Subject (think about the 80s!) Title – his name, but also… Braggadocio!

19 Occasion Identification! A jaunty performer taunts his competition and dares to match his vocal skills against others.

20 Audience sucker MCs

21 Purpose The speaker brags about his songwriting ability. He goes to a party, then leaves. In his car, he waves to girls as he goes to another party. This party later gets out-of- hand: people start shooting pistols. He leaves again. Speaker resumes braggadocio.

22 Style (literary elements) “Flow like a harpoon…” “Turn off the lights and I’ll glow” “I rock the mic like a vandal” “…the speaker that BOOMS…”

23 Tone swag

24 Analyze “The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls” Use the SOAPStone + THEME method to understand poem. Working in groups, discuss and write down analysis.


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