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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