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The Dance By: William Carlos Williams In Brueghel's great picture, The Kermess, 1 the dancers go round, they go round and around, the squeal and the blare and the tweedle of bagpipes, a bugle and fiddles tipping their bellies (round as the thick 5 - sided glasses whose wash they impound) their hips and their bellies off balance to turn them. Kicking and rolling about the Fair Grounds, swinging their butts, those shanks must be sound to bear up under such 10 rollicking measures, prance as they dance in Brueghel's great picture, The Kermess 1. In one or two sentences summarize the literal “plot.” 2. Write the category and find all the examples: A. personification B. simile C. connotative/denotative words D. Allusion 3. What patterns of sound can you find? Find as many examples for the following categories: A. internal rhyme B. alliteration C. assonance D. Onomatopoeia E. consonance 4. Read the poem out loud with a partner (switch roles so poem is read twice) How does the poem’s structure (look at the unstressed ends of lines, punctuation) influence how you read it? Identify the term for this and explain how it affects the tone and meaning of the poem. 5. What is repeated in the poem? How does the repetition affect the tone and theme? 6. How do the rhythm and sounds support the poem's meaning and tone? Explain using specific examples from #2-5.
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