Rhyming words have a different beginnings, but the same middle and ending sounds.

CHOOSE A WELL-KNOWN POEM OR SONG LYRICS. (It cannot be something written by you or a friend.) Do not use a Haiku or Tanka, as they are too short. Make sure your selection allows you to find the information needed for your presentation. CREATE 13 SLIDES OR 13 SEPARATE PAGES OF A WORD DOCUMENT EACH SLIDE/PAGE NEEDS TO HAVE A BACKGROUND AND/OR PICTURE THAT MATCHES THE CONTENT. (Do not use the same background or picture for all slides/pages.) THE ITEMS THAT NEED TO BE ON EACH SLIDE/PAGE ARE LISTED BELOW. (FULL EXPLANATIONS ARE IN THE POETRY WORKSHOP.) You may choose any multimedia presentation tool you would like. Here are some possibilities: Powerpoint Prezi.com SlideDog.com Sway Animoto.com Slideful.com Powtoon.com YouTube.com YouTube has videos that explain how to do these presentations. (If you are unable to access these apps, you may do a Word document that follows all the rules listed for the presentation below.) POETRY PRESENTATION GUIDE(Your presentation should include all the following.) 1 Title and Author (Spelled correctly) 2 Theme (accurately stated in a complete sentence) Write a sentence about the message the poem is trying to convey. 3 Form (correctly identified, with an example to show the form) Choose from the Types of Forms explained in the Workshop. 4 Sound Device 1 (accurately identified) Choose from the Types of Sound Devices explained in the Workshop. 5 Sound Device 1 (quote from poem showing this) 6 Sound Device 2 (accurately identified)Choose from the Types of Sound Devices explained in the Workshop. 7 Sound Device 2 (quote from poem showing this) 8 Figurative Language 1 (accurately identified) Choose from the Types of Figurative Language explained in the Workshop. 9 Figurative Language 1 (quote from poem showing this) 10 Figurative Language 2 (accurately identified)Choose from the Types of Figurative Language explained in the Workshop. 11 Figurative Language 2 (quote from poem showing this) 12 Copy of complete poem or lyrics. If it is very long, you may just copy the part you used.(Your teacher will not count this as plagiarism) 13 Include an MLA Works Cited page for the Poem.It’s extremely important that you cite your work to avoid plagiarism! You should also include in-text citations throughout the poem after quotes.


POETRY PROJECT WORKSHOP Forms of Poetry: Narrative – poem that tells a story Epic Poem – long, narrative poem about heroic deeds Ballad – a song with a plot oftentimes about love Lyric – no plot; rather just the speaker’s feelings on a topic Ode – commemorative in nature; a poem often written to something or someone ex. Ode to a Grecian Urn Elegy – somber toned poem, lament for the dead Sonnet – very specific formed poem that has 14 lines and focuses on a central idea Types of Sound Devices: Alliteration – repetition of consonant letter at the beginning of adjacent or nearby words. (Example: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.) Assonance – repetition of vowel sounds within adjacent or nearby words. (Example: So old it is that no man knows how and why the first poems came. Consonance – repetition of consonant sound with adjacent or nearby words. Example: Pitter and patter/chuckle, fickle, kick) Rhyme – Rhyming words have a different beginnings, but the same middle and ending sounds. (Examples: dreary/wearly, rapping, tapping, song/wrong) Types of Figurative Language: Metaphor – comparison between two unrelated items that share common characteristics. (Example: Love is a rose.) Simile – comparison between two different things using “like” or “as” (Example: Her kisses are like wine. She is as innocent as an angel) Personification – giving an idea, thing, or animal, human characteristics (Example: The sun smiled down on us.) Sensory details – details that reflect the 5 senses – visual, auditory, oral, touch, smell) Examples: Sight. Blurry, dim. Sound. Cheer, shriek Touch: bumpy, chilly Taste: bitter, delicious Smell: foul-smelling, fragrant Hyperbole – Exaggeration for effect (Example: He was 10 feet tall. Her smile was a mile wide.) NOTE THAT FOR VISUAL APPEAL, YOU MUST INCLUDE SEVERAL PICTURES THAT REFLECT THE THEME OF THE POEM. (These can be used as backgrounds for your slides or video, or can be put elsewhere in the presentation.) CITATIONS In-text Citations For poems/songs, use the author’s last name and the line number of the poem. You may also use the year it was written for songs. Here’s an example of an in-text citation: (Frost 7). If you used more than one line of a poem, you can reference the lines like this: (Frost 7-8). Quote example with in-text citation: ““So dawn goes down to day” (Frost 7). OR “So dawn goes down to day / Nothing gold can stay” (Frost 7-8). The slash represents a line break in a poem. You can use the slash in between multiple lines.