Poetry allows us to use figurative language, rhythm, and words to express our ideas and feelings.
How does poetry allow us to use language techniques, rhythm, and word choice to express ideas and feelings?
Characteristics of Poetry
Language Techniques in Poetry
How do readers recognize poetry when they see it?
How do readers distinguish between genres and sub-genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama and media?
How do poets use language techniques and words to describe people, feelings and objects?
How does language choice help develop mood and meaning in poetry?
How are poems read aloud to reflect the beauty of the language and rhythm?
How does listening to poetry help me understand the meaning?
How does a poet's perspective influence the text?
How does a reader identify a common main idea and theme between poems?
What connections can readers make to a poem and their personal experiences?
rhythm, rhyme, form, style
figurative language, personification, onomatopoeia, simile, metaphor, symbolism, mood
perspective, theme, interpret
How do writers create poems and song lyrics that employ figurative language and rhythm?
How do poets revise writing to create interest through varying language and word choice?
Extending Thinking Lesson:
a recurring emphasis in the flow of spoken or written speech; beat; cadence
point of view; the way a person thinks, considers, or evalutes an idea story, or situation
language enriched by word images and figures of speech
underlying major idea in a story (good/evil, truth, loyalty)
words an author selects to create interest for a reader
when animals, ideas, or things are represented as having human qualities
identical or very similar recurring final sounds in words
words that represent sounds (buzz, ding, woof, purr)
the external features or configuration of a language unit
explain the meaning or significance of something
the characteristics of a work that reflect its author's distinctive way of thinking
a comparison of two things using the words like or as
a figure of speech in which a comparison is implied by analogy, but is not stated
the use of one thing to suggest something else, specifically the use of symbols to represent abstract ideas in concrete ways (letters for sounds, numerals for number)
the emotional state of mind expressed by an author or artist in his/her work