Modern Masters - Exploring Poetry in Song
PART I. Modern Masters - Annotating Lyrics
Choose two songs and find as many devices as you can. Print the lyrics and write on them. Bring it to class.
Gives human characteristics to inanimate objects.
The moon looks down on us.
A comparison of two unalike things that uses "like" or "as."
The moon looks like a balloon.
Tells directly that one thing is something else.
The moon is a balloon.
Does not make a direct comparison, instead it suggests the comparison with shared characteristics.
Without a string, the moon drifts across the sky.
PART II. Modern Masters - Visualize the Figurative
Make a poster that shows how two devices have something in common. You'll choose a device from one of your songs, and you'll choose the other device from one of the poems in the book. The better posters will figure out an interesting way to merge the two devices together.
Modern Masters - Assignment Sheet
This document explains the assignment with more detail and charts for you to complete. You must print it and complete the organizers. Bring them to class on Monday, September 25th.
Modern Masters in Poetry -
Spoken Essay Group Presentation
You can view the Prezi presentation that explains the assignment. Read it carefully.