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Presentation on theme: "FEBRUARY 4, 2013 MS. ROULE HAPPY NEW SEMESTER! English 3."— Presentation transcript:


2 Bellringer – Short Answer Based on the details in the title alone, make a prediction of what this poem would be about… “The Ballad of the Landlord”

3 Agenda 1. Bellringer 2. What’s next – unit theme overview 3. Anticipation Guide 4. TPCASTT introduction 5. “The Ballad of the Landlord”

4 Anticipation Guide – 5 minutes On the provided handout, mark whether you agree or disagree with each of the statements. Select one of the statements and, on the back of the handout, write a few sentences explaining your position.

5 Anticipation Guide - Discussion For each of the statements, move to the side of the room corresponding with your position

6  AGREE OR DISAGREE  The primary responsibility of a tenant is to pay one’s full rent on time

7  AGREE OR DISAGREE  The primary responsibility of a landlord is to provide a clean, safe, habitable living environment

8  AGREE OR DISAGREE  It’s not that big a deal if a renter pays his rent 15 days late.

9  AGREE OR DISAGREE  Tenants who don’t pay their rent should be arrested.

10  AGREE OR DISAGREE  Landlords who don’t receive rent on time have the right to cut off services (heat, gas, electric) to tenants.

11  AGREE OR DISAGREE  A landlord who does cut off services to delinquent tenants should be subjected to a beat- down.

12  AGREE OR DISAGREE  Personal belongings should be subject to removal if tenants are delinquent on their rent.

13 TP-CASTT Title Paraphrase Connotation Attitude Shifts Title Theme

14 Title Before you even think about reading the poetry or trying to analyze it, speculate on what you think the poem might be about based upon the title. Jot down any initial ideas that you have based on this and this alone.

15 Paraphrase Before you begin thinking about meaning or trying to analyze the poem, don ’ t overlook the literal meaning of the poem. When you paraphrase a poem, write in your own words exactly what happens in the poem Use the punctuation to guide you.

16 Connotation For TP-CASTT, this terms refers to any and all poetic devices, focusing on how such devices contribute to the meaning, the effect, or both of a poem. Look for figurative language, imagery, diction, point of view, and sound devices.

17 Attitude Having examined the poem ’ s devices and clues closely, you are now ready to explore the multiple attitudes that may be present in the poem. What is the speaker ’ s attitude towards the subject?

18 Shifts Watch for the following keys to shifts: key words (but, yet, however, although), punctuation (dashes, periods, colons, ellipses), stanza devisions, changes in line or stanza length or both, irony, changes in sound that may indicate changes in meaning, changes in diction.

19 Title Now look at the title again, but this time on an interpretive level. What new insight does the title provide in understanding the poem?

20 Theme What is the poem saying about the human experience, motivation, or condition? What subject or subjects does the poem address? What do you learn about those subjects? What idea does the poet want you to take away with you concerning these subjects? Remember that the theme of any work of literature is stated in a complete sentence.

21 “The Ballad of the Landlord” 1. Read the poem aloud (we will do this as a class) - 2x. 2. Working with a partner, (Think/Pair/Share) apply the TP- CASTT strategy to the poem. You may complete the paraphrase portion directly next to the poem. 3. Be as detailed as possible.

22 HOMEWORK Complete the TP-CASTT for “The Ballad of the Landlord” Be prepared to discuss your findings with the class.

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