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Analyzing Poetry-After the Hurricane


Curipod lesson about topic "Analyzing Poetry-After the Hurricane". #5-7

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1. Slide
60 seconds
"You will identify figurative language and analyze meaning. You will read stanzas of the poem and analyze word choice, tone, and author's point of view. "
Learning objective:
2. Slide
60 seconds
Natural Disaster: A catastrophic event caused by natural phenomena such as floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc. Poetic Elements: The basic ingredients of a poem, including imagery, rhythm, meter, and diction. Poetic Technique: The particular methods used by a poet to create a desired effect in their poem.
3. Slide
60 seconds
Understand the impact of a natural disaster on people. Identify poetic elements and techniques to analyze the poem. Analyze the meaning of the poem to understand the poet’s message.
Analyzing Poetry: After the Hurricane
4. Open question
330 seconds
Line 24 Identify the onomatopoeia.
5. Open question
330 seconds
Lines 25-30 Analyze: What does it mean: "We're waist high in it"?
6. Open question
330 seconds
Read p. 159-- Lines 31-40 Why did King say, "Who'd believe it without film?"
7. Open question
330 seconds
Read p. 159-- Lines 41-53 Why is it stated, "The world is here, but no one is coming?" Explain and cite textual evidence.
8. Drawings
270 seconds
Think about the scene that we just discussed: Draw what you think you'd see.
9. Slide
60 seconds
Hurricane Katrina was one of the most destructive storms in US history. The poem 'After The Hurricane' is an example of free verse poetry. The poem creates an image of hope amid destruction.
10. Open question
360 seconds
Work together (1-2) (3-4): What techniques did the author use to help convey the feeling of destruction and despair after the hurricane so far?
11. Poll
300 seconds
What is the main theme of After the Hurricane?
  • Happiness
  • Sadness
  • Hope
  • Fear
12. Open question
240 seconds
Work together in pairs: Which of the following is the best example of figurative language used in the poem "After the Hurricane"? A) "The wreckage of the storm" B) "The sun is shining brightly" C) "The waves are crashing loudly" D) "The sky is an angry gray"
13. Drawings
270 seconds
Brain break: Draw...
14. Poll
90 seconds
What does the speaker hope for in After the Hurricane?
  • Change
  • Calmness
  • Peace
  • Destruction
15. Poll
90 seconds
What is the tone of After the Hurricane?
  • Frightening
  • Joyful
  • Optimistic
  • Depressing

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