Week 3-Crafting Poetry-Using Sound Devices by shitingting


									Crafting Poetry
Using Sound Devices
    After Rain    by Martha Robinson

    Towards evening the clouds that held the rain
    parted like two curtains, and the sun
    shone in between as if upon a pane
    of mirror glass to turn the desert sand,
    the rocks and rabbit bush to golden flame.

1) What is the rhyme scheme?           2) What literary device is used?
a. aabbc                                a. metaphor
b. abcda                                b. simile
c. abaca                                c. repetition
d. abacd                                d. pun
Jamaica Market                      Snap as we read the poem together.
by Agnes Maxwell-Hall, 1894
                                    Pay attention to the rhythm of the
Honey, pepper, leaf-green limes,    poem. Can you hear the stressed and
Pagan fruit whose names are rhymes, unstressed syllables?
Mangoes, breadfruit, ginger-roots,     1) Which of the following words has a
Granadillas, bamboo-shoots,            stressed syllable?
Cho-cho, ackees, tangerines,                   a. limes
Lemons, purple Congo-beans,                    b. ginger
                                               c. purple
Sugar, okras, kola-nuts,                       d. native
Fish, tobacco, native hats,            2) By using stressed and unstressed
Gold bananas, woven mats,              syllables, the poet creates
Plantains, wild-thyme, pallid leeks,           a.   mood.
                                               b.   metaphor.
Pigeons with their scarlet beaks,              c.   rhythm.
Oranges, and saffron yams,                     d.   beats.
Baskets, ruby guava jams,              3) What is the rhyme scheme of this
Turtles, goat-skins, cinnamon,         poem?
Allspice, conch-shells, golden rum.             a. aabbccdeeffgghhhh
                                                b. abcdefghijklmnopq
Black skins, babel, and the sun                 c. abbcddeffghhijjkll
That burns all colours into one.                d. aabbccddeeffgghhii
Daddy’s Promises         1) What is the tone of this poem?
by Nikki Grimes
                               a. Sad
“We’ll go to the zoo,”         b. Excited
you said                       c. Angry
“I’ll come by at two,”         d. Fearful
you said                 2) What is the rhyme scheme?
I sat by the door              a. ababcdedhijklm
to wait                        b. ababababcdcdcd
The evening hour               c. abcbefghiklmlno
grew late                      d. ababcdedfghghi
I cried in bed           3) Want is the climax of the poem?
again                      a. the arrival at the zoo
and wondered if            b. the wait by the door
or when                    c. the clock ticking
you’d learn to keep        d. the absence of her father
your promises
“after any sunset”Mary Celena Bruce
there is a glint                    1) Explain the author’s purpose in
a certain afterglow                 writing this poem. Use details from the
                                    poem to support your answer. Write
a rainbow show                      your answer in your answer document.
of starflake snow
                                    2) What do you think she meant by the
some dim glimmer                    phrase “now that is passed”?
of sweet evening                        a. after everyone has died
shimmer                                 b. after the sunset is over
after any sunset                        c. after beautiful things have ended
                                        d. after a blizzard has come
the end of day
the end of love                     3) What is the rhyme scheme?
the end of living                       a. abbbcdcefghijk
a soft celebration                      b. abccddeeffghij
                                        c. abbccddeeffggh
of once holding
                                        d. abcdefghijklmno
now that is passed
“Alone” by Edgar Allen Poe
From childhood’s hour I have not been   1) Some people say that this poem is
As others were; I have not seen         autobiographical. What do you think
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.       this poem reflects about the author,
From the same source I have not taken   Edgar Allen Poe? Use details from the
My sorrow; I could not awaken           poem to support your answer. Write
My heart to joy at the same tone;       your answer in your answer document.
And all I loved, I loved alone.
Then—in my childhood, in the dawn       2) What is the rhyme scheme?
Of a most stormy life—was drawn           a. aabbccddeeffhhiijjkkll
From every depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:         b. aabbccddeeffgghhiijjkk
From the torrent, or the fountain,        c. aaabbbcccdddeeefffggg
From the red cliff of the mountain,       d. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuv
From the sun that round me rolled       3) What is the tone of the poem?
In its autumn tint of gold,
From the lightning in the sky                  a.   humorous and funny
As it passed me flying by,                     b.   dark and reflective
From the thunder and the storm,                c.   light and entertaining
And the cloud that took the form               d.   joyful and happy
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view.

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