"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. "
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.
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
Line 24 Identify the onomatopoeia.
Lines 25-30 Analyze: What does it mean: "We're waist high in it"?
Read p. 159-- Lines 31-40 Why did King say, "Who'd believe it without film?"
Read p. 159-- Lines 41-53 Why is it stated, "The world is here, but no one is coming?" Explain and cite textual evidence.
Think about the scene that we just discussed: Draw what you think you'd see.
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.
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?
What is the main theme of After the Hurricane?
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"
What does the speaker hope for in After the Hurricane?
What is the tone of After the Hurricane?