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					         The Cycle of LIFE
• The Cycle of life can be divided into 5
  stages. In your opinion, what are the five
  stages? What would you use to symbolize
  each stage? What emotions, ideals, or
  connotations do people associate with
  each stage? Why do these stages apply to
  all cultures and all people?
  Poetry Notes

Romanticism & The American
          Dream
      Poetry People and their
      Profound Poetic Prayers
• Narrative Poetry: tells a story (ballads,
  epics, verse romantics)
• Dramatic poetry: presents the speech of
  more than one character
• Lyric poetry: expresses the
  thoughts/feelings of a single speaker
  (sonnets, odes, elegies, haikus)
   Poetic Theme
Cycle of LIFE and DEATH
            Terms to know
–   Alliteration: SOUND DEVICE
–   Catalogue poetry: TYPE
–   Metaphor: FIGURATIVE LANG
–   Mood: LIT TERM
–   Onomatopoeia: SOUND DEVICE
–   Personification: FIGURATIVE LANG
–   Refrain: SOUND DEVICE
–   Repetition: SOUND DEVICE
–   Speaker: LIT TERM
       Authors we’ll look at
• Edgar Allan Poe
• Emily Dickinson
• Walt Whitman
          Romantic and Poe
• Poe wrote mainly with a Gothic style. Gothic
  style is characterized by the following elements:
  – The story is set in bleak or remote places.
  – The plot involves macabre or violent incidents.
  – Characters are in psychological and/or physical
    torment.
  – A supernatural or otherworldly element is often
    present.
• How does this fall under the “romantic
  umbrella”?
                  Analyzing
1. Mood
  Feeling the reader gets
2. Onomatopoeia
  Words that imitate sounds
3. Alliteration
  Repetition of initial consonant sounds
4. Speaker
  Who is talking in the piece
5. Refrain
  Lines that are repeated in verse
 The Bells

Edgar Allan Poe
       We’re going to look for the
               following:
•   Alliteration (highlight color 1)
•   Onomatopoeia (highlight color 2)
•   Refrain (boxed)
•   Theme (written)
•   Mood (written)
Stanza I
Stanza II
Stanza 3
Stanza IV
           How Death is
  (Adapted from)

Handled in Various Cultures
             Charlotte Kuchinsky
       Death and Cultures
Why do all cultures have clear
identifiable rituals for handling death?
What does this tell us about all
humans? Does this prove that Poe was
right with his poem?
Compare/Contrast Poe’s theme
of “Death Triumphs over Life”
 to one of the cultures’ view of
             death.
               Dickinson
• Recluse; odd insight to life and death; odd
  energy and intensity
• 7 poems published pre-death
• Self conscious; asked her family to destroy
  them at her death---why?
               Lyric Poem
• It expresses the feelings of a single
  speaker’s journey to death…
  – Similar to Poe? How?
                   Analyzing
•   Speaker
•   Mood
•   Alliteration
•   Metaphor
    – A comparison not using like or as
• Personification:
    – giving human characteristics to something
      non human
Because I could not Stop for
         Death—
       HE kindly stopped for me.
The Carriage held but just
      Ourselves—
And Immortality
We slowly drove—He knew no
            haste

       And I had put away
   My labor and my leisure too,
        For his Civility—
We passed the School, where
       Children strove
10 At Recess—in the Ring—
We passed the Fields of
    Gazing Grain—
We passed the Setting
       Sun—

  Or rather HE passed us—
The Dews drew
 quivering and
    chill—
For only Gossamer, my Gown—
    My Tippet—only Tulle —
So…
We paused before a House that seemed
A Swelling of the Ground—
The Roof was scarcely visible—
The Cornice —in the Ground—
Since then—’tis Centuries—and yet
Feels shorter than the Day
I first surmised the Horses Heads
Were toward Eternity—
  Which view of the cycle of life
and death do you identify with the
  most—Poe’s or Dickinson’s?
            Explain.
           Catalogue Poem



Read the following poem and…
1.Write an appropriate title
2.Explain what the poem “lists” and if it is
effective.
                   Six Yu-Gi-Oh cards.
                Chewing gum wrappers.
          School handouts, two weeks overdue.
                  Three rubber bands.
              A five-inch-tall stuffed dog.
                Four small blood stains.
                Two smooth, gray rocks.
                  Fourth-grade intrigue.
        Four pencils with no lead and no eraser.
                 Righteous indignation.
                         Stories.
                      Avril Lavigne.
                     Asthma inhaler.
                        A feather.
              Fourteen pale pink ribbons.
                    Playground news.
Someone's phone number scribbled on a Heath Bar wrapper.
                      Eight secrets.
                     Head lice, once.
                    Plans of her own.
                 Whitman
• Focus on life rather than death; specifically
  in the American Culture
• Problem: only focused on ONE type of
  culture
                Analyzing
•   Speaker
•   Mood
•   Catalogue Poetry—Poem using lists
•   Repetition—using the same words
                             Mechanics




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                       Carpenter




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     Mason (Bricklayers)




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 Boatman and Deckhand




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               Shoemaker and Hatter




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          Wood-cutter and Plowboy
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       Mother, Young Wife, & Girl at work

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              Thinking…
• What do these occupations have in
  common?
• What type of jobs are they?
• Do they still apply today?
• What other occupations in today’s culture
  could you add?
  Whitman, Poe and Dickinson
• Whitman’s poem: Celebrates life
• Dickinson’s poem: Romanticizes death
• Poe’s poem: Sees death as inevitable
  triumph over life

• What does it tell us about the individual in
  American Romanticism?
         America or more
• All three poems apply to America—but can
  they be applied culturally?
  – Dickinson—embrace death (Native American)
  – Poe—respect and fear death (Jewish)
  – Whitman—celebrate life (Irish)

				
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