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Poetic Genre

Dead Poets SocietyPoetic Genre4/30/2015The movie Dead Poets Society (1989) was inspired by the unconventional teaching style of the now retiredSamuel F. Pickering, a writer and former professor of English at the University of Connecticut.

Poetry Through The AgesNotes: Genre and ExamplesPoetry Journal Instructions10-Step Poetry Analysis GuideSAMPLE: A Red, Red, Rose (Poem #1)Matching Vocabulary ReferenceCollection of Poems (#2-#5)Song Analysis InformationSong Analysis SAMPLE: Text OnlyPowerPoint sample available.English 12A Senior Schedule

INTRODUCTIONPoems can be categorized by structure or content.

Specific structure is known as closed form; no specific structure is known as open form (also known as free verse).

THREE GENERAL POETIC GENRES1. Epic & Narrative: Definition: Tells a story (plot)Example: The Canterbury Tales

2. Dramatic: Addresses a listener (play)Example: HamletTHREE GENERAL POETIC GENRES3. Lyric(al): Expresses feeling or emotion (like a song)Example: The Funeral Blues (Morrie)

TWO SPECIFIC POETIC GENRES4. Ballad: song that tells a storyExample: Lord Randall (MLA)

5. Elegy: funeral poemExample: Beowulf

ANALYSISLiteral Analysis: Translation; denotation & structure.

Figurative Analysis: Deeper meaning; connotation & interpretation.

1. ParaphraseStanza 1 (4 lines): My love (girl) is like a beautiful flower and song.Stanza 2 (4 lines): My love is as strong as your beauty and will last until the seas dry.Stanza 3 (4 lines): I will love you all of my life while the rocks melt and time passes.Stanza 4 (4 lines): I will return to you, my love, even if I am 10, 000 miles away.2. GenreThis is a lyrical poem describing the emotion of a mans love and farewell.


INSTRUCTIONSRead directions in the 10-Step Analysis GuideAnswer question(s) according to instructions.3. Check with Mrs. Moore before writing on the board.Write on a bigger piece of paper if needed. TURN IN!Write on the board LEFT: Steps 1-2.RIGHT: Steps 3-5POWERPOINT: Steps 6-10.Write down the answers as a sample.

3. StructureA. This poem is four stanzas of four lines each. B. Each stanza is one sentence developing the lovers feelings until the final one. The last stanza contains four short sentences signifying the shortened time spent together.

4. Point of View & Tense The poem is mainly written in present tense using first person. This is because the speaker currently feels love, but the tense changes to future when addressing his return.

5. Auditory ElementsA. The rhyme scheme alternates with the second and fourth lines always rhyming. B. This is very song-like and playful and adds a more joyful tone to the emotion and relationship. The lightness counters the separation suggesting a joyful reunion.

6. Figurative Language A. The red rose blooming symbolizes love.B. For example, O my Luves like a red, red rose, /Thats newly sprung in June:(Burns 1-2).

A. The rocks melting in the sun represent a hyperbole reflecting the speakers exaggerated statement of live.B. For example, Tilla the seas gang dry, my dear,/And the rocks melt wi the sun /I will love thee still, my dear (Burns 9-11).

7. Word ChoiceA. Rose: a flower with a sweet smell that is usually white, yellow, or pink and that grows on a bush which has thorns on the stem. B. A rose typically represents romantic love or a womans beauty.

A. Red: having the color of blood.B. Red usually signifies passion relating to love or anger. It is also the stereotypical color of a beautiful womans lips and cheeks.

8. Title8. The poems title emphasized the mans love and passion for a woman.

9. Theme9. True love can blossom even through time and distance.

10. Motivation10. The poet may have had to leave his love in the middle of a romance. He wanted to assure her their love would remain strong even through a separation.

Narrative, Lyric, or Dramatic

Ballad and Elegy fall within these categories.

For example, A Ballad can be narrative.

For example: An elegy can be lyrical.

Poetic GenreSAMPLE 1: Thats my last Duchess painted on the wall, Looking as if she were alive. I call That piece a wonder, now: Fr Pandolfs hands Worked busily a day, and there she stands. Will t please you sit and look at her? I said Fr Pandolf by design, for never read trangers like you that pictured countenance, The depth and passion of its earnest glance, But to myself they turned (since none puts by The curtain I have drawn for you, but I) My Last Duchess: Lucrezia de' Medici

Poison?Tuberculosis?By Robert BrowningSample 2Half a league, half a league,Half a league onward,All in the valley of DeathRode the six hundred."Forward, the Light Brigade!"Charge for the guns!" he said:Into the valley of DeathRode the six hundred.The Charge of the Light Brigade

Battle of Balaclava October 25, 1854Crimean WarBy Lord Alfred TennysonSample 3She walks in beauty, like the nightOf cloudless climes and starry skies;And all thats best of dark and brightMeet in her aspect and her eyes;Thus mellowed to that tender lightWhich heaven to gaudy day denies.And on that cheek, and oer that brow,So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,The smiles that win, the tints that glow,But tell of days in goodness spent,A mind at peace with all below,A heart whose love is innocent!

She Walks In Beauty

Widow Anne Beatrix Wilmot-HortonJune 11, 1814By Lord George Gordon ByronInstructions1. Complete Vocabulary Reference (1-20)Literary Elements: Figurative, Auditory, and Structural

2. Review Song Analysis Project

3. Review English 12A Senior ScheduleTomorrow: Analyze The Road Not Taken

4. Review Vocabulary Reference (1-20)Vocabulary Reference (1-20)1. C2.G3.L4.N5. J6.P7.O8.B9.R10.E11. K12. M13. F14. H15. I16. S17. T18. D19. Q20. APoems 1-13Poetry ReviewPoetry ReviewO My Luve is Like a Red, Red Rose

The Prophet

Charge of the Light Brigade

A. Dramatic

B. Narrative

C. Lyric

Poetry Review: Positive ThemesO My Luve is Like a Red, Red Rose

The Prophet

Charge of the Light Brigade

A. Great sacrifice is necessary for great reward.

B. There is honor in the attempt of bravery.

C. True love should be forever.

Poetry Review: Negative ThemesO My Luve is Like a Red, Red Rose

The Prophet

Charge of the Light Brigade

A. Arrogance does not replace experience.

B. Failure is as memorable as victory.

C. If it sounds too good to be true, it is.

Structural PoetryAcrostic Poem: Emphasizes first letter__________________________________

Number Poem: Emphasizes syllable count (career)

Diamante Poem: Emphasizes word count (opposite)

Villanelle Poem: Emphasizes repetition of lines (food)33Acrostic InstructionsPart 1a: Complete as a class.Letters will be assigned to random pairs throughout the class.Please write down the completed poem by the end of period.Parts 1b. Complete individually.

M: Mindful and mannerly,E: Entering and extroverted, M:Maybe marvelous and magnificent, E: Educators need to be energetic even when exhausted.

Other InstructionsSelect one of the other structures (number, diamante, or villanelle) to complete individually.HAIKU IS NOT AN OPTIONStaple the poem to the activity sheet to turn in all three (one class/two individual) poems together.Write on the paper if it will fill.

O My Luve is Like a Red, Red RoseStep 3: Analyze and interpret the structure of the poem in two sentences.

Step 5: Analyze and interpret the auditory elements of the poem in two sentences.

Step 10: Create a hypothetical situation explaining the poets motivation in one sentence; take into consider the time period.

The ProphetStep 4: In two sentences, identify the relationship between the speaker and the audience (point of view and tense) and explain the significance or impact.

Step 7: Interpret two examples of word choice by contrasting the connotation and denotation in four sentences (two sentences per example).

Charge of the Light BrigadeStep 6: Identify and analyze two examples of poems figurative language in four sentences (two per example).

Step 8: Interpret the poems title in one sentence. How does this add meaning to the poem?

War Allusions? (2 of the 3).She Walks in Beauty

O Captain! My Captain!

The Ballad of William Bloat

Real People: Widow & President?She Walks in Beauty

O Captain! My Captain!

The Ballad of William Bloat

Connections to Dead Poets Society The Road Not Taken

The Ballad of William Bloat

She Walks in Beauty

O Captain! My Captain!

A. Unexpected reactions

B. A leader may fall

C. Choices will be made

D. Love will begin at first sightDead Poets SocietyPoetic GenrePoetry ReviewShe Walks in Beauty

O Captain! My Captain!

The Ballad of William Bloat

A. Elegy

B. Ballad

C. Lyric

ThemesShe Walks in Beauty

O Captain! My Captain!

The Ballad of William Bloat

A. Victory can come with great loss.

B. What goes around, comes around.

C. Internal beauty can enhance external beauty.

INSTRUCTIONSPlace the poem you want graded on the top. If you have been absent, put those poem(s) right after the assessment poem.Turn in the entire packet; please staple.Begin the 10-step analysis for the song presentation.QUIZ (15 points) tomorrow; review the front of the packet.Dates/times for presentations tomorrow.Report to library 5/23 to print presentationPeriod 3 = 110.