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					Sheltered English                                             Name__________________________



                Crash Course in Poetry
                Day #4

Warm-up: Take the Pop Quiz…

Terms: (Add literary terms to list.)

Guided Practice:
Read the poem below, and identify the rhyme and figurative language.

                    From “The Cloud”
                    -Percy Bysshe Shelley-

          I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers,
          From the seas and the streams;
          I bear light shade for the leaves when laid
          In their noonday dreams.
5         From my wings are shaken the dews that waken
          The sweet buds every one,
          When rocked to rest on their mother’s breast,
          As she dances about the sun.
          I wield the flail of the lashing hail,
10        And whiten the green plains under,
          And then again I dissolve it in rain,
          And laugh as I pass in thunder.

     1)   Underline the words that make up the internal rhyme.
     2)   Circle the words that make up the slant rhyme.
     3)   Assign a rhyme scheme to the right-hand side of the poem.
     4)   Are there any metaphors or similes present? In what lines?
     5)   Is there any personification present? Explain.

Guided Practice Group Competition: With your group determine the rhyme scheme of
each poem on the sheet. Each member must take a poem and attempt. The first group to
be done with correct answers – WINS!!!

Independent Practice:
 Read the poems below, and identify the rhyme and figurative language.

          “Captain Hook”
          -Shel Silverstein-

          Captain Hook must remember
          Not to scratch his toes.
          Captain Hook must watch out
          And never pick his nose.
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5         Captain Hook must be gentle
          When he shakes your hand.
          Captain Hook must be careful
          Openin’ sardine cans
          And playing tag and pouring tea
10        And turnin’ pages of his book.
          Lots of folks I’m glad I ain’t-
          But mostly Captain Hook!

     1)   Determine the rhyme scheme of the poem by writing it to the right-hand side.
     2)   What two words are examples of the sound device, repetition?
     3)   What type of sound device is “pick his” in line 4?
     4)   Is there any internal rhyme in the poem? If so, what line?


                    “Sick”
                    -Shel Silverstein-

          "I cannot go to school today,"
          Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
          "I have the measles and the mumps,
          A gash, a rash and purple bumps.
5         My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
          I'm going blind in my right eye.
          My tonsils are as big as rocks,
          'I've counted sixteen chicken pox
          And there's one more-- that's seventeen,
10        And don't you think that my face looks green?
          My leg is cut, my eyes are blue--
          It might be instamatic flu.
          I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke,
          I'm sure that my left leg is broke--

15        My hip hurts when I move my chin,
          My belly button's caving in,
          My back is wreched, my ankle's sprained,
          My 'pendix pains each time it rains.
          My nose is cold, my toes are numb,
20        I have a sliver in my thumb.
          My neck is stiff, my spine is weak,
          I hardly whisper when I speak.
          My tongue is filling up my mouth,
          I think my hair is falling out.
25        My elbow's bent, my spine ain't straight,
          My temperature is one-o-eight.
          My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear,
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          There is a hole inside my ear.
          I have a hangnail, and my heart is--what?
30        What's that? What's that you say?
          You say that today is... Saturday?
          G'bye, I'm going out to play!"

     1)    Determine the rhyme scheme of the poem by writing it to the right-hand side.
     2)   What kind of rhyme is used in “sprained and rains” in lines 17 and 18?
     3)   What kind of rhyme is used in “mouth and out” in lines 23 and 24?
     4)   Is there any internal rhyme in the poem? If so, what line?
     5)   What type of figurative language is used in line 7?
     6)   What type of sound device is used in line 16?
     7)   What is the whole poem an example of (hint: figurative language that
          exaggerates)?

				
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