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1 The Tools of Poetry English I Honors Mr. Popovich

2 THE TOOLS OF POETRY 1.Imagery 2.Figures of Speech 3.Sound Effects 4.Poetic Forms

3 The Tools of Poetry 1: Imagery English I Honors Mr. Popovich

4 An image is a representation of anything we can see touch hear taste smell What Is Imagery?

5 It must be on charcoal they fatten their fruit. I taste in them sometimes the flavour of soot. And after all really they’re ebony skinned: The blue’s but a mist from the breath of the wind, A tarnish that goes at a touch of the hand. from “Blueberries” by Robert Frost Sight To which senses does this passage appeal? Quick Check Taste Touch What Is Imagery?

6 Poets can use imagery to convey certain emotions. Consider the imagery of fog in T.S. Elliot’s poem What is the tone of this poem? What is the mood created? The brown waves of fog toss up to me Twisted faces from the bottom of the street, And tear from a passer-by with muddy skirts An aimless smile that hovers in the air And vanishes along the level of the roofs. from “Morning at the Window” by T. S. Eliot Imagery and Emotion

7 How does this speaker feel about fog? What is the mood created by this poem? By contrast, read Carl Sandburg’s lines about fog. The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on. from “Fog” by Carl Sandburg Imagery and Emotion

8 Some early 20 th Century American and English poets decided to free poetry from the old metrical rules and focus on using imagery in colloquial, everyday language. These poets were called Imagists, and they started the modern trend of writing free-verse poetry. The Red Wheelbarrow so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens by William Carlos Williams Imagery and the Imagists

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