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Homework for 7-12.....
Answer the questions using textual evidence to support your response.
1.How would you describe the poem’s speaker (sometimes called the persona or the voice)? (The speaker may be different from the author.) What tone or emotion do you detect-for instance, anger, affection, sarcasm? Does the tone change during the poem?
2. What is the structure of the poem? Are there stanzas (groups of lines separated by space)? If so, how is the thought related to the stanzas?
3. What images do you find?
4. What use has the writer made of repetition to convey meaning and/or emotional effects?
5. How is the rhythm used to complement the thought and feeling of the poem?
6. Look at the verbs in the poem. Is there use of personification in the poem? If so, why do you think the poet chose to use it?
Class- We reviewed homework questions to poem "Books Fall Open". We had some great discussions regarding the poem. I look forward to more interesting discussions as we delve further into our curriculum. As we prepare to read "Percy Jackson", I had students look at some questions that relate to them and based on their results, they were able to match what god they were mostly like. (Between this, our journal prompts and the poem, we made the connections that there has been a lot of focus on "character". This will help us when we start reading and trying to make connections with our novel.
Journal 3: What is a hero's journey?
HOMEWORK: Keep working on journal writings if not all requirements have been met.