Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Def Jam Poetry

Assignment: Write three paragraphs that compare and contrast the following two spoken word poems. Use quotes from the poems to justify your explanation and analysis.

First Paragraph: Compare and explain the theme of the poems.
Second Paragraph: Contrast and explain the tone of the poems.
Third Paragraph: Contrast the word choice and rhythm of the poems and how the rhythms affect the meaning.

Standards Being Addressed:

3.4 Define how tone or meaning is conveyed in poetry through word choice, figurative language, sentence structure, line length, punctuation, rhythm, repetition, and rhyme.

2.2 Analyze text that uses the compare-and-contrast organizational pattern.

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