Throughout Lesson 1, you have explored the many ways in which authors use elements of poetry to communicate the meaning of a poem. Now, you have an opportunity to share what you know and do so in a multimedia format. You may choose any multimedia presentation tool you would like. Here are some possibilities:
Powerpoint Prezi.com SlideDog.com Sway
Animoto.com Slideful.com Powtoon.com YouTube.com
IN YOUR MULTI-MEDIA PRESENTATION YOU WILL USE A WELL-KNOWN POEM OR SONG LYRICS. (It cannot be something written by you or a friend.) Do not use a Haiku or Tanka, as they are too short. Make sure you selection allows you to find the following information which will go into your presentation. Also, be sure to see the sample presentation link below.
POETRY PRESENTATION GUIDE
(Your presentation should include all the following.)
Title and Author (Spelled correctly)
Theme (accurately stated in a complete sentence) Write a about the message the poem is trying to convey.
Form (correctly identified, with an example to show the form) Choose from the Types of Forms explained below.
Sound Device 1 (accurately identified) Choose from the Types of Sound Devices explained below.
Sound Device 1 (quote from poem provided)
Sound Device 2 (accurately identified)
Sound Device 2 (quote from poem provided)
Figurative Language 1 (accurately identified) Choose from the Types of Figurative Language explained below.
Figurative Language 1 (quote from poem that shows it)
Figurative Language 2 (accurately identified)
Figurative Language 2 (quote from poem that shows it)
Visual Appeal (include images that fit with the poem’s theme)
Forms of Poetry:
Narrative – poem that tells a story
Epic Poem – long, narrative poem about heroic deeds
Ballad – a song with a plot oftentimes about love
Lyric – no plot; rather just the speaker’s feelings on a topic
Ode – commemorative in nature; a poem often written to something or someone ex. Ode to a Grecian Urn
Elegy – somber toned poem, lament for the dead
Sonnet – very specific formed poem that has 14 lines and focuses on a central idea
*DO NOT choose a haiku or tanka. They are too brief.
Types of Sound Devices:
Alliteration – repetition of consonant letter at the beginning of adjacent or nearby words. (Example: Peter Piperpicked a peck of pickled peppers.)
Assonance – repetition of vowel sounds within adjacent or nearby words.
(Example: So old it is that no man knows how and why the first poems came.
Consonance – repetition of consonant sound with adjacent or nearby words.
Example: Pitter and patter/chuckle, fickle, kick)
Rhyme – Rhyming words have a different beginnings, but the same middle and ending sounds.
(Examples: dreary/wearly, rapping, tapping, song/wrong)
Types of Figurative Language:
Metaphor – comparison between two unrelated items that share common characteristics.
(Example: Love is a rose.)
Simile – comparison between two different things using “like” or “as”
(Example: Her kisses are like wine. She is as innocent as an angel)
Personification – giving an idea, thing, or animal, human characteristics
(Example: The sun smiled down on us.)
Sensory details – details that reflect the 5 senses - visual, auditory, oral, touch, smell)
- Sight. Blurry, dim.
- Sound. Cheer, shriek
- Touch: bumpy, chilly
- Taste: bitter, delicious
- Smell: foul-smelling, fragrant
Hyperbole – Exaggeration for effect
(Example: He was 10 feet tall. Her smile was a mile wide.)
NOTE THAT FOR VISUAL APPEAL, YOU MUST INCLUDE SEVERAL PICTURESTHAT REFLECT THE THEME OF THE POEM. (These can be used as backgrounds for your slides or video, or can be put elsewhere in the presentation.)
See the attachment for a SAMPLE POETRY PROJECT
SEE THE LINK BELOW FOR AN EXAMPLE OF HOW TO DO THIS ASSIGNMENT.