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English IV Poetry Portfolio by SZ4v6I


									                                              English IV Poetry Portfolio
                                                           4th 9 Weeks

Create a personal portfolio containing original poetry, poetry analysis, personal comments, biographies, quotes, and graphics.

Portfolio Contents:
1. Book Jacket                      (Illustrations)                      5. Analysis of 4 Original Poems    (Classmates)
2. Glossary of Poetic Devices       (Poetic Devices)                     6. Analysis of 3 Modern Poems      (Modern Poets)
3. Quotes                           (Personal/Philosophical)             7. Analysis of 3 Classic Poems     (Classic Poets)
4. 10 Original Poems                (Student)                            8. Poet Biography                  (Poet)
                                                                         9. Picture Poetry                  (PowerPoint)
           Create a portfolio book jacket to house all of your work.
           Set the tone for the contents with the design of your portfolio book jacket.
           Art work may be original material, a collage, photos, print outs or any other artistic materials.
           It must, however, be school appropriate!
           Define 25 words from the list of poetic devices.
           Describe 10 words through illustration. (original or found)
     QUOTES
           Find 7 philosophical quotes that are meaningful to you.
           Write 3 personal quotes that are meaningful to you.
           Poems must be original!
           Poem must have the poetic style listed in the right hand corner.
           No single couplets or quatrains!
           You may not repeat poetic styles.
           Analysis papers must at least 1 page.
           You may not analyze the same poet twice.
           Analyze the poems by looking at the diction, imagery, details, language, syntax (DIDLS) & tone.
           The analyzed poem must be stapled to the back of the analysis.
           How to – Poetry Analysis
           Gather pertinent information on your selected poet, focusing on biographical information that may have
             influenced the poet’s choice of subject matter and /or the poet’s viewpoint on his/her subject matter.
           Find information on the decade(s) in which your poet lived and composed.
           In a 500 word essay report your findings, in which you connect biographical information and decade influences
             to specific poems. Tell me how your poet’s poetry was inspired by their life and the time they lived in. Be sure
             to cite specific poems and personal events.
           A Works Cited page stapled to the back of your essay that follows the format provided in your previous notes.
           No two students may cover the same poet.
           Pick a poem from your poet.
           Find images, pictures, video, audio, etc. that will mirror the poem.
           Create a PowerPoint presentation depicting the poem (at least 5 slides).
           All papers must be typed, double spaced, and have a title centered.
           Headings: All papers must include name, date, and class in the left hand corner.
Poetry Styles:

     Found                                  Acrostic                      Tanka
     Nursery Rhymes                         Free Verse                    Sonnet
     I Can’t Poems                          Ode                           Epic
     Lyrics                                 Ballad                        Fable
     Limericks                              Didactic                      Shape Poetry
     Cinquain                               Haiku
     Quatrain                               Renga

     Glossary of Poetic Devices

     Poems To Be Discussed: (The following page numbers are in our English IV Literature books. They
     are also linked for your viewing pleasure on the net.)

     “Ah Are You Digging on My Grave” pg.1072                 1
     “My Last Duchess” pg. 944                                2
      “She Walks in Beauty” pg. 848                           3
     “When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be” pg. 880
     Sonnet 43 “How Do I Love Thee” - pg. 952                 5/5.5
     “The Chimney Sweeper” pg. 776                            6
     “Infant Sorrow” online                                   7
     “The Lamb and the Tyger” pg. 770 & 774                   8
     “The World Is Too Much with Us” pg. 807
     “The Lorelei” pg. 790                                    10
     “Life in a Love” online
     “To an Athlete Dying Young” pg. 1060
     “When I was One-and-Twenty” pg. 1064
     “When You Are Old” pg. 1196                              14
     “The Hollow Men” pg. 1120
     “The Diameter of the Bomb” online
     “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” pg. 1182
     Haiku                                                    17
     Basho - online
     Yosa Buson - online
     Kobayashi Issa – online
Name:               Free Verse
Date:               (Poem Type)
Class:                or


                           Final Poetry Portfolio Check List
1.   Poems =10pts                Typed .5pts   Headings .25pts   Poem Type .25pts
          1. Found
          2. Nursery Rhyme
          3. Acrostic
          4. Free Verse
          5. Ode
          6. Ballad
          7. Haiku
          8. Renga
          9. Slam
          10. Rhyme
2.   Peer Analysis =10pts        Typed 2pts    Headings .25pts   Analyzed Poem .25pts       Must be at least 1pg.
          1.                                                                                You can not analyze
          2.                                                                                the same person twice.
3.   Classical Analysis =15pts   Typed 2pts    Headings 2pts     Analyzed Poem 1pt
4.   Modern Analysis =15pts      Typed 2pts    Headings 2pts     Analyzed Poem 1pt
5.   25 Poetic Terms =10pts      Typed 2pt     Headings 2pts     Examples 2pts              Illustrated 4pts
          1. – 25.
6.   Book Jacket =10pts                                                                     Illustrated 5pts
7.   Poet Biography =10pts       Typed 5pts    Headings 5pts
8.   Picture Poetry =10pts       Typed 2pts    Headings 3pts     Slides (at least 5) 5pts
9.   Quotes =10pts               Typed 2pts    Headings 2pts     3 Personal 2pts            7 Philosophical 4pts
                                         How to Analyze Poetry

An Easy Way To Begin

To study or analyze poetry, one must consider many elements. A good way to start is by reading the poem
silently. Then read the poem a second (third, fourth) time aloud. Reading the poem aloud makes its meaning
clearer and you will hear the various poetic sound devices such as alliteration, rhyme, rhythm, etc. Then try
writing down a brief summary to make sure that you understand the poem. Remember to read sentence by
sentence not line by line.

Questions To Answer Before Writing


    1.     Who = is speaking? / To whom are they speaking?
    2.     What’s = happening?
    3.     Words = diction/language
    4.     Clues = Examples of abstract imagery / concrete imagery / denotation / connotation/ rhetorical
           devices / rhythm / meter / figurative devices / tone / rhyme scheme / theme
    5.     Authors Purpose = “The Why”


    6.  Diction = Adjectives, nouns, verbs, adverbs, negative words, positive words, synonyms, contrast.
        Look at the words that jump out at you - Evaluate only those words to find tone
    7. Imagery = Creates a vivid picture and appeals to the 5 senses.
    8. Details = specifics the author includes about facts – s/he opinion
    9. Language = Words that describe the entire body of words in a text – not isolated bits of diction
    10. Syntax = Consider the patterns and structures, construction of sentences to convey attitude, and
        punctuation is included in syntax
    11. SHIFTS IN TONE = Attitude change about topic/Attitude about topic is different than the attitude
        toward subject

There is no real form to analyzing a poem, just as there is no static form to writing poetry. You must read and
determine how the poem effects you and on what level. If you cannot find meaning in the poem (lazy!), or if it
just “doesn’t make sense,” use the previous and the latter guidelines. Follow them and just answer the
questions. Hope this helps!

   “Perhaps no person can be a poet, or can even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind.”
                                      ~Thomas Babington Macaulay
                                                 Writing Your Paper

The actual writing of the paper is probably the easiest task because you have already identified everything that
needs to be covered. You may wish to cover all the important items in your own order; however, the order
listed above does work well. Most likely you will not be able to simply write a few lines for each device, rather
you must group these devices together. A proper order of paragraphs may flow like this:

I.     Dramatic Situation
       A.   Who is speaking?
       B.   To whom is that speaker speaking?
       C.   What is the situation?
       D.   What is the speaker's tone?
II.    Imagery
III.   Theme
IV.    Diction (word choice)
       A.   Connotation (suggested meaning of words)
       B.   Denotation (dictionary definition)
       C.   Abstract (can only be understood intellectually)
       D.   Concrete (words describing physical objects)
       E.   Kinds of language
            1.      Figurative
                    a.    Metaphor (implied comparisons)
                    b.    Simile (comparison using 'like' or 'as')
                    c.    Personification (giving human characteristics to an inanimate object)
            2.      Rhetorical - a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for
                    literal significance)
                    a.    Irony (opposite of what is meant)
                    b.    Hyperbole (exaggeration)
                    c.    Allusion (reference to something)
                    d.    Pun (play on words)
                    e.    Paradox (contradictory)
                    f.    Oxymoron (self contradictory term)
                    g.    Litotes (form of understatement)
V.     Syntax (sentence structure)
       A.   Length
       B.   Transposed elements
       C.   "Unusual" sentences
VI.    Conclusion

***Remember, when you are writing this paper you should use direct quotes wherever you can, you should
vary your sentence structure, and all rules of grammar still apply.
                      A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices

1.   Alliteration
2.   Anaphora
3.   Anastrophe
4.   Antistrophe
5.   Antithesis
6.   Aposiopesis
7.   Apostrophe
8.   Archaism
9.   Assonance
10. Asyndeton
11. Cacophony
12. Catachresis
13. Chiasmus
14. Climax
15. Euphemism
16. Hyperbaton
17. Hyperbole
18. Irony
19. Litotes
20. Metaphor
21. Metonymy
22. Onomatopoeia
23. Oxymoron
24. Paradox
25. Personification
26. Polysyndeton
27. Simile
28. Syllepsis
29. Synchysis
30. Synecdoche
31. Synesis
                                                 Figurative Language Devices
Allegory - a symbolic representation
i.e. The blindfolded figure with scales is an allegory of justice.
Alliteration - the repetition of the initial consonant. There should be at least two repetitions in a row.
i.e. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Allusion – A reference to a famous person or event in life or literature.
i.e. She is as pretty as the Mona Lisa.
Analogy - the comparison of two pairs which have the same relationship.
i.e. shoe is to foot as tire is to wheel
Assonance - the repetition of similar vowel sounds in a sentence.
Climax - the turning point of the action in the plot of a play or story. The climax represents the point of greatest
tension in the work.
Foreshadowing - hints of what is to come in the action of a play or a story
Hyperbole - a figure of speech involving exaggeration.
Metaphor - A comparison in which one thing is said to be another.
i.e. The cat's eyes were jewels, gleaming in the darkness.
Onomatopoeia - the use of words to imitate the sounds they describe.
i.e. The burning wood crackled and hissed.
Oxymoron - putting two contradictory words together.
i.e. bittersweet, jumbo shrimp, and act naturally
Personification - is giving human qualities to animals or objects.
i.e. The daffodils nodded their yellow heads.
Pun - A word is used which has two meanings at the same time, which results in humor.
Simile - figure of speech involving a comparison between unlike things using like, as, or as though.
i.e. She floated in like a cloud.

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