English 9

Class/Partner/Individual Activity to practice Imagery and Figurative Language in Poetry and identify the effect these have on the reader (that’s you)

Whole Class Activity: Read “Figures of Speech” pp. 428 and 429

Read “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” p. 457. Answer ?s together.

  1. How is the speaker feeling at the beginning of the poem?
  2. How does the speaker’s mood change that day because of what he sees?
  3. What simile does the speaker use to describe his loneliness?
  4. Which words in the poem personify the daffodils, or make them seem like people—even friends and companions—to the lonely speaker?

Read “The Gift” p. 469 – With your partner, answer the following questions in COMPLETE sentences, using part of the question in your answer – one sheet of paper with both your names on it.

  1. Throughout the poem, Lee uses precise images. List at least four images that appeal to your senses of sight, hearing, and touch and therefore help you imagine what happened to the little boy and to the speaker’s wife. Include with the imagery words what sense(s) Lee appeal(s) to.
  2. In the second stanza, what metaphors does the speaker use to describe his father’s voice?
  3. What metaphor describes his father’s hands?
  4. What do these figures of speech reveal about the speaker’s feelings toward his father?

Quiz: Individual Work – do this on your own paper to turn in at the end of the period. Put your name on your paper. Write the poem titles for each section.

Read “A Blessing” p. 405 and copy down three or more examples of imagery, cite the line numbers, and tell what senses they appeal to. Explain why this use of imagery is important and how it affects the reader.

Re-read “Once By the Pacific” p. 423 and copy down three examples of Personification (You may use your notes for this from the other day). Cite the line numbers and explain why you think the author included this personification and how it affects the reader.

Read “Tiburon” p. 430 and find the simile. Copy it down and cite the line numbers. Explain what is being compared, why you think the author chose this simile, and how that comparison affects the reader.

Read “Folding WonTons In” p. 433 and look for the metaphor. Copy it down and cite the line numbers. What does the speaker compare the wontons to, and what might this suggest?

Turn this Quiz in to the basket and study for the vocab quiz or work on your character analysis.

Tomorrow: Vocab Unit 4 Quiz – Be sure to do the practice – Quizlet in Google Classroom

Due: Monday, 11/09: Self-Select Assessment – 12-Sentence Character Analysis paragraph on a character from your choice book. 12 Sentence Character Analysis Paragraph for a Character in a Novel


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