Close Reading Poetry Analysis Lesson 2: Speaker, Figurative Language, and Sound Devices

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Internet Connection, Overhead Projector, Speakers/Headphones, Computer Media Player
Instructional Time: 2 Hour(s) 15 Minute(s)
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: close reading, analysis, poetry, poems, speaker, narrative point of view, sound devices, figurative language, love, war, essay, text-marking, understatement, Death of the Ball Turret Gunner, I Am Not Yours, Randall Jarrell, Sara Teasdale

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Close Reading Poetry Analysis Lesson 1: Speaker, Figurative Language, and Sound Devices

The goal of this lesson is that students will be able to identify and analyze speaker's point-of-view, figurative language, and sound devices, and the way each functions and contributes to a poem's theme. Close reading skills applied to three different poems culminate in writing three independent analytical paragraphs. Two handouts are provided--one for students with graphic organizers and a rubric and the other an answer key. A readers' theater activity is included as part of the oral reading of the poems, multiple guiding questions including mark-up codes are also provided to allow for a thorough close reading of the three poems before writing.

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Type: Lesson Plan

Close Reading Poetry Analysis Lesson 1: Speaker, Figurative Language, and Sound Devices:

The goal of this lesson is that students will be able to identify and analyze speaker's point-of-view, figurative language, and sound devices, and the way each functions and contributes to a poem's theme. Close reading skills applied to three different poems culminate in writing three independent analytical paragraphs. Two handouts are provided--one for students with graphic organizers and a rubric and the other an answer key. A readers' theater activity is included as part of the oral reading of the poems, multiple guiding questions including mark-up codes are also provided to allow for a thorough close reading of the three poems before writing.

Type: Lesson Plan