Monday, January 26, 2015

Advanced CW--Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Advanced CW
DAY TWELVE--Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Poetic Element:  Sounds Abound!
“The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poem (paper copy for you)

The Simpsons:

Discussion Questions
  1. What is it about the sound of “The Raven” that made it a popular sensation?
  2. Why does it stick in the mind of readers?
  3. What is creepy, eerie, chilling about the formal elements (rhythm, meter, alliteration, assonance, rhyme, etc)?

Sound Analysis

  1. Grab a raven and a list of sound elements in the poem.
  2. I’m going to alter the directions, so please listen, and take notes as needed.
  3. You will be scouring the poem for ONE assigned element, highlighting it when you find it, then recording as many as you can fit in the white space on the raven poster.
  4. Use cool handwriting, so it’s visually appealing.
  5. Work with a partner or in a trio if you want to talk and get help.  But each person is doing his/her own highlighting and recording.
  6. You are responsible for ONE of the elements on the list, and we’ll decide which one now.
  7. Record your assigned element a the top of your raven, in bigger font than your examples.  
  8. Again, please make the font and the handwriting clear and readable, as well as visually interesting.

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