6TH GRADE POETRY UNIT: 6 TH GRADE POETRY UNIT mRs. Anderson’s English CLASS What is poetry?: What is poetry? QUICK WRITE (5 MINUTES) – ANSWER THE QUESTION ABOVE. CLASS DISCUSSION Personification: Personification Personification: Giving something that is not a person human traits Personification: Personification The run down house appeared depressed. Personification: Personification The first rays of morning tiptoed across the meadow. Personification: Personification YOUR TURN! Write one sentence personifying either the car or balloons. PowerPoint Presentation: Two Sunflowers Move in the Yellow Room. "Ah, William, we're weary of weather," said the sunflowers, shining with dew. "Our traveling habits have tired us. Can you give us a room with a view?" They arranged themselves at the window and counted the steps of the sun, and they both took root in the carpet where the topaz tortoises run. William Blake (1757-1827) PowerPoint Presentation: April Rain Song Let the rain kiss you Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops Let the rain sing you a lullaby The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk The rain makes running pools in the gutter The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night And I love the rain. by Langston Hughes PowerPoint Presentation: T he sky is low THE sky is low, the clouds are mean, A travelling flake of snow Across a barn or through a rut Debates if it will go. A narrow wind complains all day How some one treated him; Nature, like us, is sometimes caught Without her diadem. Emily Dickinson Simile: Simile SIMILE: comparing two unlike things using ‘like’ or ‘as’ Simile: Simile Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep . – Carl Sandberg Shrek: Ogres are like onions. Donkey: They stink? Shrek: Yes. No! Donkey: They make you cry? Shrek: No! Donkey: You leave them out in the sun, they get all brown, start sprouting little white hairs. Shrek: No! Layers! Onions have layers! ( Shrek , 2001) Simile: Simile They are as alike as two peas in a pod. She is as cute as a kitten. Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. Your Turn: Your Turn Write a simile d escribing one of t he images on the r ight. GINKO AND WILLow: GINKO AND WILLow The willow is like an etching, Fine-lined against the sky. The ginkgo is like a crude sketch, Hardly worthy to be signed. The willow’s music is like a soprano, Delicate and thin. The ginkgo’s tune is like a chorus With everyone joining in. metaphor: metaphor comparison between two unlike things that actually have something important in common metaphor: metaphor Swords of light pierced through the trees. metaphor: metaphor The puppy was a little white cloud, drifting to sleep. Your Turn: Your Turn Write a metaphor d escribing one of t he images on the r ight.