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Outline for Reviewing: Gabriellar45
REVIEWING: Listening, Looking, and Learning:

*BoxCheckR*A Line:
Group of well placed words that may or may not form a sentence.

*BoxCheckR*A Stanza:
Group of lines that complement the poem carrying its own message.

*BoxCheckR*A Simile:
Notes what is different. Use "like" or "as" to compare what is unlike.

*BoxCheckR*A Metaphor: Gabriella

Symbols, analogies, figures of speech. The captain wants more than hands when he orders them on deck. The right piece of cloth can represent a nation and its values. Certain sounds were put together when Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture was created to celebrate the Russian defense against Napoleon with a volley of cannon fire, ringing chimes, brass.

*BoxCheckR*Meter in Poetry brings a poem to life and is the internal beat or rhythm with which the poem is read. Example of Iambic: "I think I shall never see/ A poem as lovely as a tree/ A tree whose hungry mouth is prest/ Against the earth's flowering breast/ (Joyce Kilmer)


The wind howled in the night. The car complained as the key was roughly turned in its ignition. Rita heard the last piece of pie calling her name. My alarm clock yells at me to get out of bed every morning. The voice of an object or an animal.

*BoxCheckR**BoxCheckR*Repetition: The writer knowingly repeats a word or group of words for effect.

*BoxCheckR*Common meter or hymn measure (Emily Dickinson): iambic
tetrameter alternating with iambic trimeter. Other example: "Amazing Grace" by John Newton http://www.constitution.org/col/amazing_grace.htm

*BoxCheckR*Connotation: Emotional and imaginative association surrounding a word.

*BoxCheckR*Couplet: two successive rhyming lines.

*BoxCheckR*Choice of words: Tells us a great deal about the poet.

*BoxCheckR*Enjambment (or enjambement A line having no end punctuation but running over to the next line.

*BoxCheckR*Tone can be serious, sarcastic, humorous, sincere.

*BoxCheckR*Narrative Poetry: verse that tells a story.

*BoxCheckR*Lyric poetry is poetry that expresses personal thoughts and feelings.

*BoxCheckR*Free verse is poetry that isn't obliged to have fixed patterns of the meter, rhyme, line length, or stanza arrangement. A poet is free to vary the poetic elements to emphasize an idea or create a tone.

If you need a little help to get started::

*Star* Open the Door to Talk with the Poet

*Star* What does the Poet want You to see ?:

*Star* Appreciate the poem's content:

*Star* Consider this Poem's Strengths:

*Star* Does the Poet use Repetition?

*Star* Is the Poet observant ? :

*Star* What needs Work ? Be Specific.

*Star* The poem's overall effectiveness :

*Star* Close on a positive note :


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