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									Poetry
Jessica Robey
4th Grade Language Arts
 Objectives:
 ◦ Recognize discussed poetry
   terms in selected poems.
 ◦ Respond to questions from the
   quiz.
Poetry Terms
   Alliteration
    ◦ The repetition of the same or similar sounds
      at the beginning of words.
   Free Verse
    ◦ Poetry composed of either rhymed or
      unrhymed lines that have no set meter.
   Narrative
    ◦ Telling a story.
Poetry Terms
   Personification
    ◦ A figure of speech in which nonhuman things
      or abstract ideas are given human
      characteristics.
   Rhyme
    ◦ The occurrence of the same or similar sounds
      at the end of two or more words.
Snow Ball
I made myself a snowball as perfect as
   could be
I thought I’d keep it as a pet and let it sleep
   with me
I made it some pajamas and a pillow for it’s
   head
Then, last night it ran away
But first – it wet the bed.
-Shel Silverstein
What poetry techniques did you
notice in the first poem?
   [Remember the discussed terms were:
    Alliteration, free verse, narrative,
    personification, and rhyme.]
Five Little Peas
Five little peas in a pea-pod pressed,
One grew, two grew, and so did the rest;
They grew…and grew…and did not stop,
Until one day the pod went…Pop!
What poetry techniques did you
notice in the second poem?
   [Remember the discussed terms were:
    Alliteration, free verse, narrative,
    personification, and rhyme.]
Visual…


   Snow Ball         Five Little
   [Poem 1]             Peas
       Rhyme         [Poem 2]
     Free Verse        Rhyme
     Narrative        Narrative
   Personification   Alliteration
Ms. Robey

								
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