2 Warm-up: What are the 6 steps in “How to Read a Poem” ? Listen QuestionUse your sensesUse your experiencesParaphraseRespond
3 Terms:Sound Devices - (Sound Effects) the use of words forway they sound.Examples: alliteration, assonance, consonance, onomatopoeia, rhyme, and repetition.Alliteration - the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words; appear close together in a poem.Ex. “breeze blew”Assonance - the repetition of vowel sounds in words that do not rhyme; end in different consonant sounds.Ex. “seal and meet”
4 Terms: Onomatopoeia - words whose meaning imitate their sound. Ex. “buzz, zoom, bang”Rhyme - the repetition of same/similar word-ending sounds that appear close together in a poem.Repetition - the repeating of words, sounds, phrases, or lines for effect.
5 Guided Practice: “Squishy Touch” Imagery Chart Directions: Read the poem aloud as a class. After reading, go back and select words from the poem that fit into the chart below. Hint: Some words may fall under more than one category.Sight – EyesSmell – NoseTaste – MouthTouch – SkinHear – Ear
6 “Squishy Touch” – Shel Silverstein Everything King Midas touchedTurned to gold, the lucky fellow.Every single thing I touchTurns to raspberry Jell-O.5 Today I touched the kitchen wall (squish),I went and punched my brother Paul (splish),I tried to fix my bike last week (sploosh),And kissed my mother on the cheek (gloosh).I got into my overshoes (sklush),10 I tried to read the Evening News (smush),I sat down in the easy chair (splush),I tried to comb my wavy hair (slush).I took a dive into the sea (glush) –Would you like to shake hands with me (sklush)?A Light in the Attic – p. 53
7 Guided Practice: “Squishy Touch” Sound Devices Chart Directions: Read the poem aloud as a class a second time. After reading, go back and select words from the poem that fit into the chart below. Hint: Some words may fall under more than one category.Alliteration – repetition of consonant soundsAssonance – repetition of vowel sounds, cannot rhymeRepetition – repeating words or phrasesOnomatopoeia – words that sound like what they meanRhyme –same or similar word-ending sounds
8 Independent Practice: Directions: Read the poem “The Dirtiest Man in the World” by Shel Silverstein. Then answer the questions below and complete the tasks given.Questions:In line 1, what two words are examples of alliteration?What two words rhyme in line 3?What phrase is repeated twice between lines 5 and 10?What four words could be considered onomatopoeia in line 7?What two words make up the alliteration in line 8?What two words make up assonance in line 11?What sense does the word “cold” in line 10 appeal to?Tasks:Circle the two words that are examples of alliteration in line 26. Label them.Out of the whole poem, draw squares around 3 words that appeal to the sense of sight.Out of the whole poem, draw a line that connects three word pairs that rhyme.Circle and label the one word that makes up onomatopoeia in line 24.Draw a square around the two onomatopoeic words in line 17 that appeal to the sense of sound.Draw a picture of what Dirty Dan looks like to you.
9 5 But the water is either a little too hot, “Dirtiest Man In The World” – Shel SilversteinOh, I'm Dirty Dan, the world's dirtiest man, I never have taken a shower. I can't see my shirt--it's so covered with dirt, And my ears have enough to grow flowers.5 But the water is either a little too hot,Or else it's a little too cold.I'm musty and dusty and patchy and scratchy And mangy and covered with mold. But the water is always a little too hot,I live in a pen with five hogs and a hen And three squizzly lizards who creep in My bed, and they itch as I squirm, and I twitch In the cruddy old sheets that I sleep in.15 In you looked down my throat with a flashlight, you'd noteThat my insides are coated with rust. I creak when I walk and I squeak when I talk, And each time I sneeze I blow dust.
10 The thought of a towel and soap makes me howl, 20 The thought of a towel and soap makes me howl, 20 And when people have something to tell me They don't come and tell it--they stand back and yell it. I think they're afraid they might smell me.The bedbugs that leap on me sing me to sleep, And the garbage flies buzz me awake. 25 They're the best friends I've found and I fear they might drown So I never go too near a lake.Each evening at nine I sit down to dine With the termites who live in my chair, And I joke with the bats and have intimate chats 30 With the cooties who crawl in my hair.I'd brighten my life if I just found a wife, But I fear that will never be Until I can find a girl, gentle and kind, With a beautiful face and a sensitive mind, 35 Who sparkles and twinkles and glistens and shines--And who's almost as dirty as me.
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