The use of poetic devices have been proved to positively affect the overall meaning of a poem. There are many different types of poetic devices such as alliteration, imagery, personification, similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, repetition for effect, internal rhyme and end rhyme. In a developmental paragraph respond to the following prompt:
Choose any poem you want from the packet of poems you used for the basket ball poetry slam project. You CANNOT, however, use the same poem that your group slammed in class. Point out two different poetic devices within the poem that you feel help to add to the overall meaning of the poem. Be sure to add textual evidence and analysis to support you thoughts and opinions. Each quote needs to be analyzed for how the poetic device adds to the meaning of the poem.
- Your topic sentence must introduce what you are trying to prove in your paragraph.
- You must have at least two quotes to support you opinion.
- Make sure to proofread your finished paragraph for any mistakes. Make sure to especially look for awkward sentences.
- When in doubt consult one of your many developmental paragraph construction worksheets.
Your posting is due before the start of class on Thursday March 12th, 2009