Thursday, February 16, 2012

Scribe 2/16/12 Period 3

                As usual, the class filed in to their seats as Smith gave the usual cry of “Hello Class!” And as usual, the class replied with the standard, “Hello Smith!” However, after the normality of the greeting, the day was far from ordinary. The class started off with the end of the week Grammar quiz, something that everyone was APPOSITIVE that they got all correct (Grammar Joke!). Afterwards, the 3rd hour class began the poetry unit with a friendly game of Poetry Pictionary! The game consisted of Ms. Smith gathering one person from each team to see the poetry term, and then they went back to their respective groups and attempted to get their team to guess the poetry term. Blood and tears were shed over this intense game. After a long hard struggle of the teams, Alex B., Bekah, Macy, and Savannah came out victorious. Congratulations! Smith then introduced the class to the expectations for the four poems that we will write: creativity and experimentation with the poetic elements that we learned today with the heavy competition of Poetry Pictionary. This weekend, remember to tweak and fine-tune that Wikified Paper, because it is DUE ON TUESDAY! Also, remember to ENJOY THE FOUR DAY WEEKEND!!!
Poetry Terms:
  • Alliteration: the repetition of initial consonant sounds in words
  • Allusion: a literary reference to a familiar person, place, thing , or event
  • Assonance: the repetition of vowel sounds without repeating consonants
  • Ballad: a poem in a verse form that tells a story
  • Consonance: the repetition of consonant sounds
  • Couplet: a pair of lines of verse of the same length that usually rhyme
  • End Rhyme: the rhyming of words that appear at the ends of two or more lines of poetry
  • Figurative Language: language used to create a special effect or feeling
  • Free verse: poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
  • Hyperbole: an exaggeration or overstatement
  • Imagery: the use of words to create a certain picture in the reader’s mind
  • Internal Rhyme: when the rhyming words appear in the same line of poetry
  • Metaphor: a comparison of two  unlike things in which no words appear in the same line of poetry
  • Meter: the patterned repetition of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
  • Onomatopoeia: the use of a word whose sound suggests its meaning
  • Perfect Rhyme: same vowel and ending consonant
  • Personification: a literary device in which the author speaks of or describes an animal, object, or idea as if it were a person
  • Quatrain: poem consisting of four lines
  • Repetition: the repeating of a word, phrase, or an idea for emphasis of for rhythmic effect
  • Rhyme: the similarity or likeness of a sound existing between two words
  • Rhythm: the regular or random occurrence of sound in poetry
  • Simile: a comparison of two unlike things using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’
  • Symbol: a person, place, thing, or event used to represent something else
  • Theme: the statement about life that a writer is trying to get across in a piece of writing
  • Tone: the overall feeling or effect created by a writer’s use of words
To see a full agenda, click here 
Homework: Wikified Paper Due on Tuesday, secret on a note card, Bring letter writing materials

Image: Weekend. Digital image. Web. 16 Feb. 2012. <>.

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