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How to Read a Poem: Beginner's Manual

How to Read a Poem: Beginner's Manual
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Ode to Family Photographs - Middle School Poetry Unit Ode to Family Photographs by Gary Soto Mama was never good at pictures. This is a statue of a famous general who lost an arm, And this is me with my head fut off. This a trash can chained to a gate, This is my father with his eyes half-closed. This a photograph of my sister And a giraffe looking over her shoulder. This is our car's front bumper. This is a bird with a pretzel in its beak. This is my brother Pedro standing on one leg on a rock. With a smear of chocolate on his face. Mama sneezed when she looked Behind the camera: the snapshots are blurry, The angles dizzy as a spin on a merry-go-round. But we had fun when Mama picked up the camera. How can I tell? Each of us laughing hard. Can you see: I have candy in my mouth. Themes, Issues, Concepts Latino poetfamilymemoriesritual Literary Terms imagesmoodpatternsstructure Write About It Bring in several photographs of yourself and your family when you were younger, taken at places and events you remember fondly. Visual Images Album

Poetry, Poems, Bios & More Figures of Speech A figure is worth a thousand words (A picture is worth a thousand words) Figurative language: One meaning of "figure" is "drawing" or "image" or "picture". Figurative language creates figures (pictures) in the mind of the reader or listener. We use figures of speech in "figurative language" to add colour and interest, and to awaken the imagination. Figurative language is the opposite of literal language. He ran fast. In the above example "like the wind" is a figure of speech (in this case, a simile). In this lesson we will look at four common types of figure of speech:

All in green went my love riding by E. E. Cummings Friday Oct. 12, 2012 Listen Download E-mail Share All in green went my love riding by E. All in green went my love riding on a great horse of gold into the silver dawn. four lean hounds crouched low and smiling the merry deer ran before. "All in green went my love riding" by E.E. The great beer-drinking tradition of Oktoberfest goes back to this day in 1810. All the Bavarians had such a good time that the decision was made to have a similar party the next year, and then again and again and again, and it became a tradition. It's the birthday of author and psychologist Robert Coles (books by this author), born in Boston, Massachusetts (1929). When Coles was 66, he co-founded a new magazine about "ordinary people and their lives." Robert Coles said, "We should look inward and think about the meaning of our life and its purposes, lest we do it in 20 or 30 years and it's too late." Be well, do good work, and keep in touch

William Blake’s Strange Theology: An Introduction to The Marriage of Heaven and Hell | BritLit Though it is not the pinnacle achievement in William Blake’s broad range of literary and art works, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell could be one of the most controversial (and offensive) widely acclaimed works of literature ever published, especially in regards to the time period in which it was written. It stands apart as one of the clearest and most concise pictures of the overarching themes and symbols throughout Blake’s works, and it is a snapshot into Blake’s theology, beliefs, and his theory on poetry. These reasons alone, despite its relatively short length, its accompanying visuals (beautiful plates that Blake painted), its striking imagery, and its many one-liners, should be enough for you to want to dive right in. William Blake’s eccentricity started when he was a child. No one can be sure exactly what Blake’s theology or beliefs were, although he would say that he was a Christian. In this context, the themes of The Marriage of Heaven and Hell held particular potency.

Figures Of Speech - List Of Figures Of Speech Acrostic Poems Grades 7 – 10 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Engineering the Perfect Poem by Using the Vocabulary of STEM Students research engineering careers and create poetry to understand the vocabulary of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Grades 6 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Making History Come Alive Through Poetry and Song Students compare the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald with the song, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” then create their own poetry about a historical event. Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Vocabulary Solutions: A Mixture of Science, Conversation, and Writing In this lesson, students conduct a science experiment and later discuss the events of the lab during shared writing. Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing Poetry Diamante Poems This online tool enables students to learn about and write diamante poems. Grades K – 5 | Student Interactive | Writing Poetry Theme Poems Grades K – 12 | Mobile App | Writing Poetry Acrostic Poems