Name one word you think of when you hear the words "poetry" or "figurative language..."
Let's Learn About Poetry!
Poetry is a type of literary text that uses words to express ideas and feelings. Poetry can have rhyme, repetition, and figurative language. Poetry can be broken down into lines and stanzas.
Rhyme Repetition: Figurative language
Kinds of Figurative Language
Idioms : a phrase that is not meant to be taken literally and has another meaning entirely Similes : Use "like" or "as" to compare items Alliteration : the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
The underlying message of the poem It can also be called the lesson
Take a moment to read the poem "I'm great." "I can do it. Just you wait. Give me time. I'm just great. I'll sink that tricky basketball. Skateboard tricks won't make me fall. I'll get that dance. I'll learn to cook. I'll read that huge enormous book. I'll play that game. I may not win. I'll be the best I've ever been. Sometimes I'll fail, but that's all right. I'll try again. I'm fine. I'm bright. So give me time, for I'm just great. I can do it. Just you wait." What is the theme?
- You should be good at things the first time.
- Keep trying and don't give up.
- Give up when things get hard.
Read these lines from "I'm Great!" "I'll get that dance. I'll learn to cool. I'll read that huge enormous book." What is the meaning of the word: "enormous?"
- Very small
- Very bright
- Very large
- Very tricky
What is the rhyme scheme of the following stanza? "I can do it. Just you wait. Give me time. I'm just great. I'll sink that tricky basketball. Skateboard tricks won't make me fall."
Brain break: Draw a picture of your favorite idiom
What is a simile?
- A figure of speech that compares two things using like or as
- A type of poem
- A type of rhyme
Talk with your seat partner. What does the simile "the bear was as white as snow" help you picture in your mind?
Which is an example of an idiom?
- Feeling under the weather
- Henry the happy hippo
- As sneaky as a snake
What is an idiom?
- A group of words that don't literally mean what they say
- repeating consonant sounds at the start of words
- comparing things using like or as
Which is an example of alliteration?
- Catherine can cook!
- Catherine spilled the beans.
- Catherine is strong like an ox.