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Published on July 30, 2009

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A slideshow I use to introduce poetry to my juniors.

Poetry Unit

Poetry -- What comes to Mind?

Poetry -- What comes to Mind? • Sissy crap

Poetry -- What comes to Mind? • Sissy crap • Touchy, feely

Poetry -- What comes to Mind? • Sissy crap • Touchy, feely • birds and songs

Poetry -- What comes to Mind? • Sissy crap • Touchy, feely • birds and songs • Shakespeare

Poetry -- What comes to Mind? • Sissy crap • Touchy, feely • birds and songs • Shakespeare • Rhyming

Poetry -- What comes to Mind? • Sissy crap • Touchy, feely • birds and songs • Shakespeare • Rhyming • Confusing

Poetry -- What comes to Mind? • Sissy crap • Touchy, feely • birds and songs • Shakespeare • Rhyming • Confusing • Hearts and flowers

Poetry is none of those

Poetry is none of those • Or, at least, it does not need to be.

Poetry is . . .

Poetry is . . . • Experiences

Poetry is . . . • Experiences • Emotions

Poetry is . . . • Experiences • Emotions • Images

Poetry is . . . • Experiences • Emotions • Images • Life

Poetry is . . . • Experiences • Emotions • Images • Life

Poetry is . . . • Experiences • Emotions • Images • Life

Poetry is . . . • Experiences • Emotions • Images • Life

Poetry is . . . • Experiences • Emotions • Images • Life

Poetry is . . . • Experiences • Emotions • Images • Life

Poetry is . . . • Experiences • Emotions • Images • Life

Poetry is . . . • Experiences • Emotions • Images • Life

Poetry is . . . • Experiences • Emotions • Images • Life

Poetry is . . . • Experiences • Emotions • Images • Life

Poetry is . . . • Experiences • Emotions • Images • Life

Poetry is . . . • Experiences • Emotions • Images • Life

Poetry is . . . • Experiences • Emotions • Images • Life

Poetry is . . . • Experiences • Emotions • Images • Life

Poetry is . . . • Experiences • Emotions • Images • Life

Some ground rules

Some ground rules • Poetry has literal and figurative meanings.

Some ground rules • Poetry has literal and figurative meanings. • Literal -- what it is actually about.

Some ground rules • Poetry has literal and figurative meanings. • Literal -- what it is actually about. • Figurative -- what it is symbolically about.

Example

Example • Shortest Poem

Example • Shortest Poem • Fleas, Adam had ‘em.

Example

Example • Fleas, Adam Had ‘em

Example • Fleas, Adam Had ‘em • Literal - A guy named Adam has fleas.

Example • Fleas, Adam Had ‘em • Literal - A guy named Adam has fleas. • Figurative - Adam (is a reference to the most famous Adam, the one married to Eve in the Garden of Eden), though he lives in a place of perfection, his life is not without its difficulties.

Some ground rules, continued

Some ground rules, continued • Poetry is symbolic and complex

Some ground rules, continued • Poetry is symbolic and complex • Uses similes and metaphors.

Some ground rules, continued • Poetry is symbolic and complex • Uses similes and metaphors. • Symbols

Some ground rules, continued • Poetry is symbolic and complex • Uses similes and metaphors. • Symbols • Allusions

Some ground rules, continued • Poetry is symbolic and complex • Uses similes and metaphors. • Symbols • Allusions • Personification

Similes

Similes

Similes • Compare two UNLIKE things using like or as.

Similes • Compare two UNLIKE things using like or as. • Often cliches.

Similes, continued

Similes, continued • Examples . . .

Similes, continued • Examples . . . • He is blind as a bat.

Similes, continued • Examples . . . • He is blind as a bat.

Similes, continued

Similes, continued • Examples . . .

Similes, continued • Examples . . . • Life is like a box of chocolates.

Similes, continued • Examples . . . • Life is like a box of chocolates.

Similes, continued

Similes, continued • Be original • “. . . and her fingers felt like a dead person’s, like an old peach I once found in the back of the refrigerator; the skin just slid off the meat when I picked it up.”

Similes, continued • Be original • “. . . and her fingers felt like a dead person’s, like an old peach I once found in the back of the refrigerator; the skin just slid off the meat when I picked it up.”

Similes, continued

Similes, continued • Be original • “You lie like a bad toupee.”

Similes, continued • Be original • “You lie like a bad toupee.”

Metaphors

Metaphors

Metaphors • Compare two UNLIKE things without using like or as.

Metaphors • Compare two UNLIKE things without using like or as. • Often cliches too.

Metaphors, continued

Metaphors, continued • Examples . . . • Every day is a winding road.

Metaphors, continued • Examples . . . • Every day is a winding road.

Metaphors, continued

Metaphors, continued

Metaphors, continued • Be original

Metaphors, continued • Be original • She is an exquisitely wrapped Christmas present . . .

Metaphors, continued

Metaphors, continued

Metaphors, continued • . . . full of butchered puppies.

Metaphors, continued Don’t worry . . . no puppies were harmed • . . . full ofin the making of this metaphor! butchered puppies.

Symbols

Symbols • A person, place, event, or object that in addition to its literal meaning suggests a more abstract, complex meaning.

Symbols, continued

Symbols, continued • Examples?

Symbols, continued • Examples?

Symbols, continued • Examples?

Symbols, continued • Examples?

Symbols, continued • Examples?

Symbols, continued • Examples?

Symbols, continued • Examples?

Symbols, continued • Examples?

Symbols, continued • Examples?

Symbols, continued • Examples?

Symbols, continued • Examples?

Symbols, continued • Examples?

Allusions

Allusions • A reference in literature to a familiar person, place, or thing.

Allusions, continued

Allusions, continued • Shrek

Allusions, continued • Shrek • Versarchery is an allusion to Versace.

Allusions, continued • Shrek • Versarchery is an allusion to Versace.

Allusions, continued

Allusions, continued • Seinfeld

Allusions, continued • Seinfeld • An allusion to Moby Dick.

Allusions, continued • Seinfeld • An allusion to Moby Dick.

Personification

Personification • Giving an inanimate object human qualities.

Allusions, continued

Allusions, continued • Often used in films.

Allusions, continued • Often used in films. • Often used in and art or advertisements.

Allusions, continued • Often used in films. • Often used in and art or advertisements.

Allusions, continued • Often used in films. • Often used in and art or advertisements.

Allusions, continued • Often used in films. • Often used in and art or advertisements.

Allusions, continued • Often used in films. • Often used in and art or advertisements.

Personification, continued

Personification, continued • Example from literature -

Personification, continued • Example from literature - • “The storm picked the house up in its teeth and shook it.”

Personification, continued • Example from literature - • “The storm picked the house up in its teeth and shook it.”

Ground rules, revisited

Ground rules, revisited • Poetry is symbolic and complex

Ground rules, revisited • Poetry is symbolic and complex • Uses similes and metaphors.

Ground rules, revisited • Poetry is symbolic and complex • Uses similes and metaphors. • Symbols

Ground rules, revisited • Poetry is symbolic and complex • Uses similes and metaphors. • Symbols • Allusions

Ground rules, revisited • Poetry is symbolic and complex • Uses similes and metaphors. • Symbols • Allusions • Personification

Similes/metaphors

Similes/metaphors Nothing Gold Can Stay Natureʼs first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafʼs a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Robert Frost

Similes/metaphors Nothing Gold Can Stay Natureʼs first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafʼs a flower; Metaphor But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Robert Frost

Similes/metaphors Nothing Gold Can Stay Natureʼs first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafʼs a flower; Metaphor But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Robert Frost

Similes/metaphors Nothing Gold Can Stay Natureʼs first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafʼs a flower; Metaphor But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. Nature So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. (and its first Nothing gold can stay. green) Robert Frost

Similes/metaphors Nothing Gold Can Stay Natureʼs first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafʼs a flower; Metaphor But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. Nature So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. (and its first = Nothing gold can stay. green) Robert Frost

Similes/metaphors Nothing Gold Can Stay Natureʼs first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafʼs a flower; Metaphor But only so an hour. Gold Then leaf subsides to leaf. Nature So Eden sank to grief, (not just a So dawn goes down to day. (and its first = color Nothing gold can stay. green) but a precious metal and Robert Frost wealth)

Symbols

Symbols Nothing Gold Can Stay Natureʼs first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafʼs a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Robert Frost

Symbols Nothing Gold Can Stay Natureʼs first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Symbol Her early leafʼs a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Robert Frost

Symbols Nothing Gold Can Stay Natureʼs first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Symbol Her early leafʼs a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Robert Frost

Symbols Nothing Gold Can Stay Natureʼs first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Symbol Her early leafʼs a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. Green So Eden sank to grief, (youth) So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Robert Frost

Symbols Nothing Gold Can Stay Natureʼs first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Symbol Her early leafʼs a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. Green = So Eden sank to grief, (youth) So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Robert Frost

Symbols Nothing Gold Can Stay Natureʼs first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Symbol Her early leafʼs a flower; How youth But only so an hour. quickly Then leaf subsides to leaf. Green vanishes; how = So Eden sank to grief, (youth) difficult/ So dawn goes down to day. impossible it is Nothing gold can stay. to hang on to Robert Frost youth

Allusions

Allusions Nothing Gold Can Stay Natureʼs first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafʼs a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Robert Frost

Allusions Nothing Gold Can Stay Natureʼs first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Allusions Her early leafʼs a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Robert Frost

Allusions Nothing Gold Can Stay Natureʼs first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Allusions Her early leafʼs a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Robert Frost

Allusions Nothing Gold Can Stay Natureʼs first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Allusions Her early leafʼs a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, Eden So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Robert Frost

Allusions Nothing Gold Can Stay Natureʼs first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Allusions Her early leafʼs a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, Eden = So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Robert Frost

Allusions Nothing Gold Can Stay Natureʼs first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Allusions Her early leafʼs a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. The Garden of So Eden sank to grief, Eden = Eden story So dawn goes down to day. from the Bible Nothing gold can stay. (what happened?) Robert Frost

Personification

Personification Nothing Gold Can Stay Natureʼs first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafʼs a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Robert Frost

Personification Nothing Gold Can Stay Natureʼs first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafʼs a flower; Personification But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Robert Frost

Personification Nothing Gold Can Stay Natureʼs first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafʼs a flower; Personification But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Robert Frost

Personification Nothing Gold Can Stay Natureʼs first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafʼs a flower; Personification But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nature Nothing gold can stay. Robert Frost

Personification Nothing Gold Can Stay Natureʼs first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafʼs a flower; Personification But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nature = Nothing gold can stay. Robert Frost

Personification Nothing Gold Can Stay Natureʼs first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafʼs a flower; Personification But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nature = Personified as Nothing gold can stay. a woman. Why? Robert Frost

Final Meaning?

Final Meaning? • Carpe Diem . . . Seize the day!

Final Meaning? • Carpe Diem . . . Seize the day! Dead Poets Society

Final Meaning? • Carpe Diem . . . Seize the day! Dead Poets Society

Final Meaning?

Final (youth or innocence) can • Nothing Meaning? Gold last. Make the most of it while you can.

Final (youth or innocence) can • Nothing Meaning? Gold last. Make the most of it while you can. If you try to maintain your youth/innocence, look what happens!

Final (youth or innocence) can • Nothing Meaning? Gold last. Make the most of it while you can. If you try to maintain your youth/innocence, look what happens!

Final (youth or innocence) can • Nothing Meaning? Gold last. Make the most of it while you can. If you try to maintain your youth/innocence, look what happens!

Final (youth or innocence) can • Nothing Meaning? Gold last. Make the most of it while you can. If you try to maintain your youth/innocence, look what happens!

Final (youth or innocence) can • Nothing Meaning? Gold last. Make the most of it while you can. If you try to maintain your youth/innocence, look what happens!

Final (youth or innocence) can • Nothing Meaning? Gold last. Make the most of it while you can. If you try to maintain your youth/innocence, look what happens!

Final (youth or innocence) can Meaning? Nothing Gold . . • Nothing Gold last. Make the most of it while you can. If you try to maintain your youth/innocence, look what happens!

Final (youth or innocence) can Meaning? Nothing Gold . . • Nothing Gold last. Make the most of it while you can. If you try to maintain your youth/innocence, look what happens!

Final (youth or.innocence) can • Nothing Meaning? Nothing Gold . . Gold . . Can Stay last. Make the most of it while you can. If you try to maintain your youth/innocence, look what happens!

Final (youth or.innocence) can • Nothing Meaning? Nothing Gold . . Gold . . Can Stay last. Make the most of it while you can. If you try to maintain your youth/innocence, look what happens!

What makes a poem a poem?

What makes a poem a poem? Charles Bernstein’s take on it . . .

What makes a poem a poem? Charles Bernstein’s take on it . . . from the“Sixty Second Lectures” podcast

What makes a poem a poem? Charles Bernstein’s take on it . . . from the“Sixty Second Lectures” podcast

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