Does poetry have the power to help us make sense of our own personal experiences and societal challenges?
In a few words, what is poetry?
Poetry is a type of literature that expresses ideas, emotions, and tells stories using rhythm and imagery.
Introduction to Poetry
Title : Read the title. Based on the title, infer what the poem is about? Paraphrase: Read each stanza and write it in your own words. Connotation: Write down specific words and/or phrases that have emotion, feelings, and/or images. Attitude: How does the speaker ad/or author feel? Shifts: Where does the poem shift? Title Revisited: What is the purpose/importance of the title in regards to the poem? Theme: This is a whole sentence, not one word about the poem.
Reading Poetry: TPCASTT
Infer: an educated guess Paraphrase: using your own words to explain what the author is saying Connotation: the feelings or images a word brings to mind
Attitude: the tone of the author Shift: when the view of the speaker changes. (use of words like - however, but, instead, etc Theme: what the author wants you to understand about the human experience.
What are some connotations for a red rose?
What do you infer is happening in this picture?
Poets use imagery, if you were a poet, describing the woman you love, what imagery would you use to describe this person?
Many poems are about the emotions that one feels. Sometimes, they will use contrasting analogies to represent the conflicting emotions they are experiencing.
Poetry as Emotional Rendition
What emotions might one feel during and after war?
What theme did you find in a poem you recently read?
Write a short poem expressing your thoughts about a current event. War in Ukraine. -STAAR Testing School shootings. -15 Minute Cities Inflation -Iranian Girls Poisoning Train derailment. -In-person vs Virtual Learning or, choose a different topic