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APPRECIATING POETRY. Try to Decode the poem Do you carrot all for me? My heart beets for you. With your turnip nose. And your radish face. You're a peach! If we cantaloupe, Lettuce marry! We'd make a swell pear!!. INTERPRETAION. Carrot = Care at Beets = Beats Turnip = Turned up - PowerPoint PPT Presentation




Try to Decode the poem

Do you carrot all for me?My heart beets for you.With your turnip nose.And your radish face.You're a peach!If we cantaloupe,Lettuce marry!We'd make a swell pear!!

INTERPRETAIONCarrot = Care atBeets = BeatsTurnip = Turned upRadish = ReddishCantaloupe = Cant elopeLettuce = Let usPear = Pair

Do you care at all for me?My heart beats for you.With your turned up nose.And your reddish face.You're a peach!If we cant elope,Let us marry!We'd make a swell pair!!

"Sick" By Shel SilversteinRead and enjoy the beautiful lines

'I cannot go to school today, 'Said little Peggy Ann McKay.'I have the measles and the mumps,A gash, a rash and purple bumps.My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,I'm going blind in my right eye.My tonsils are as big as rocks,I've counted sixteen chicken poxAnd there's one more-that's seventeen,And don't you think my face looks green?My neck is stiff, my voice is weak,I hardly whisper when I speak.My tongue is filling up my mouth,I think my hair is falling out.My elbow's bent, my spine ain't straight,My temperature is one-o-eight.My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear,There is a hole inside my ear.I have a hangnail, and my heart is-what?What's that? What's that you say?You say today is...Saturday?G'bye, I'm going out to play! '

ELEMENTS OF POETRY Writers use many elements to create their poems. These elements include:


ImageryImagery is the use of words to create pictures, or images, in your mind.

Appeals to the five senses: smell, sight, hearing, taste and touch. Details about smells, sounds, colors, and taste create strong images.

To create vivid images writers use figures of speech.

RhythmRhythm is the flow of the beat in a poem.

Gives poetry a musical feel. Can be fast or slow, depending on mood and subject of poem.

Example of RhythmThe Pickety Fence by David McCord

The pickety fenceThe pickety fenceGive it a lick it'sThe pickety fenceGive it a lick it'sA clickety fenceGive it a lick it's a lickety fenceGive it a lickGive it a lickGive it a lickWith a rickety stickpicketypicketypicketypick.

The rhythm in this poem is fast to match the speed of the stick striking the fence.Sound Writers love to use interesting sounds in their poems. After all, poems are meant to be heard.

Bang! Bang! Bang!Sizzle!!!POP!!POETIC DEVICES


A comparison between two usually unrelated things using the word like or as. A comparison between two usually unrelated things using the word like or as.IMAGINEImagine a snail As big as a whale,Imagine a larkAs big as a shark,Imagine a bee As big as a tree,Imagine a toadAs long as a road,Imagine a hare As big as a chair,Imagine a goatAs long as a boatAnd a flea the same size as me

RepetitionRepetition occurs when poets repeat words, phrases, or lines in a poem.Creates a pattern.Increases rhythm.Strengthens feelings, ideas and mood in a poem.

Example of RepetitionMust doHave toGet all the work doneHave toMust doThrough curriculumMust doHave toAlways on the runHave toMust doRushing is no funMust doHave toIts so wearisomeHave toMust doWhat have you become?????Its Sooooooooooo Wearisome


Alliteration is the repetition of the first consonant sound in words, as in the nursery rhyme Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

The snake slithered silently along the sunny sidewalk. Example of AlliterationI jiggled it jaggled it jerked it.

I pushed and pulled and poked it.But As soon as I stopped,And left it aloneThis tooth came outOn its very own!

by Lee Bennett Hopkins

This ToothPersonificationPersonification gives human traits and feelings to things that are not human like animals or objects.

The moon smiled down at me.Example of PersonificationMister Sun Wakes up at dawn,Puts his golden Slippers on,Climbs the summer Sky at noon,Trading places With the moon.

by J. Patrick Lewis

From Mister SunMetaphorA metaphor compares two things without using the words like or as.Gives the qualities of one thing to something that is quite different.

The winter wind is like a wolf howling at the door.

Example of MetaphorThe Night is a big black cat The moon is her topaz eye,The stars are the mice she hunts at night, In the field of the sultry sky.

By G. Orr ClarkThe Night is a Big Black Cat

OnomatopoeiaWords that represent the actual sound of something are words of onomatopoeia. Dogs bark, cats purr, thunder booms, rain drips, and the clock ticks.Appeals to the sense of sound.

Example of OnomatopoeiaScrunch, scrunch, scrunch.Crunch, crunch, crunch.Frozen snow and brittle iceMake a winter sound thats niceUnderneath my stamping feetAnd the cars along the street.Scrunch, scrunch, scrunch.Crunch, crunch, crunch.

by Margaret Hillert Listen

The repetition of one or more phrases or lines at the end of a stanza.

It can also be an entire stanza that is repeated periodically throughout a poem, kind of like a chorus of a song.