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Poem rocks and minerals

What is a mineral? A naturally occurring, inorganic solid with a definite chemical composition and an orderly arrangement of atoms. What are the mineral characteristics? Formed by natural processes, inorganic/nonliving, element or a compound- definite chemical composition, and a crystalline structure. What are crystals? Atoms area arranged in a pattern that's repeated over and over again; arranged in layers. What is a crystal structure? Groups of crystals that have similar atomic arrangements nd therefore similar external shapes. What do most of the common rock-forming minerals belong to? A group called the silicates What are silicates? Minerals that contain silicon and oxygen. Usually one or more other elements. What are earth's crust 2 most abundant elements? Silicon and oxygen What are two obvious clues to identify minerals? Color and appearance? What is hardness? The measure of how easily...

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New Orleans poem review

Part of his or her cultural heritage I have a memory/it swims deep in blood/a delta in the skin. It swims out of Oklahoma. The speakers memory is? Creeks who died in New Orleans The phrase tobacco brown bones Unborn children of creeks who died in New Orleans The phrase "future children/buried beneath the currents" refers to? Golden treasure What did DeSoto come to New Orleans to find? Ambitious DeSoto looked for "shining streets/ of beaten gold to dance on with silk ladies" DeSoto is characterized as? Stale rooms, the sun behind thick and moist /clouds Which lines create a vivid sensory image for readers? Earth towns Which image describes how the creeks lived? Care for white peoples children "Black mammy dolls/ holding white babies" represent black women who? Violence against creeks, the memory of a...

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The Highwayman Poem

In The first stanza of the Highwayman what was occurring? The Highwayman rode up to the old Inn door. Where/when does this take place? This takes place in England in the 1700s. How did the Highwayman dress? He was very well-dressed and super fancy. What different types of weapons did the Highwayman bring? He brought a sword and his pistol. Who did the Highwayman love? He loved best the landlord's daughter. What was the Highwayman planning to do? The highway man was planning to rob. What was his plan? His plan was to rob the rich and come back at the old inn at midnight. Who overhears this plan and what is he planning to do? Tim, the stableboy, overhears this plan and he is going to try and bust the Highwayman. Why is Tim going...

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Mother tongue Poem Note set

Make a ruling list of the types of english Tan describes and how she describes them Standard english carefully wrote, she was fascinated by language in daily life. in lines 9-21 explain what tan realized during her talk Tan realized that she was using a different type of english to talk to her mother than when she was talking to the younger kids she was giving speeches too. in line 31-49 describe in your own words the english spoken by Tan's mother. Tans mother speaks in clipped, lyrical phrases that are incomplete sentences and have a typical verb tense. In lines 50-68 The underline text that describe her mothers english and circle texts that show how others perceive tans mothers language Underlined : My mothers english is...

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English – "Daddy" Poem

" You do not do, you do not do" (1) **1ST STANZA** Sound/tone = Sounds like an order/command (dad is very bossy) Other techniques = repetition of the sentence " Any more, black shoe" (2) "In which I have lived like a foot" (3) " For thirty years, poor and white " (4) " Barely daring to breathe or achoo " (5) **1ST STANZA** Word choice = * black shoe (2) * lived like a foot (3) * for thirty years (4) * daring to breathe or 'achoo' (5) ^ all of which suggests that Sylvia felt trapped in the relationship with her father, not only for the years he was alive in her life, but her whole life as well (thirty years) - like a foot in a shoe! ^ the...

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(ELD 3) Unit 2, Theme 1, From Human Family (poem)(p.88-89)

I note the obvious differences in the human family. Some of us are serious, some thrive on comedy. The variety of our skin tones can confuse, bemuse, delight, brown and pink and beige and purple, tan and blue and white. I've sailed upon the seven seas and stopped in every land, I've seen the wonders of the world, not yet one common man. I know ten thousand women called Jane and Mary Jane, but I've not seen any two who really are the same. I note the obvious differences between each sort and type, but we are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike. We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike. We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike. ...

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Poem Quizlet (Seven Ages of Man)

What are the seven stages of man ages? infant, schoolboy, lover (teenager), soldier, justice (young adult), elder(middle adult), and mere oblivion (death) what is the first metaphor in the poem? All the world's a stage what part of the poem is a extended metaphor? All the world's a stage And all the men and woman merely players They have their exits and their entrances And one man in his time plays many parts His acts being seven ages (first 4 and a half lines) What is the tone of the poem? in order and like a play What does the schoolboy not want to do? go to school What are the three things the man in his second childhood are without? (last stage) teeth, eyes, and taste What does William compare the world to...

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A Poem for My Librarian, Mrs. Long

stereoscope an optical (eye) instrument for viewing two-dimensional pictures & giving them an illusion of depth humiliating lowering the pride, self-respect, or dignity of a person wardrobe a piece of furniture for holding clothes glider a porch swing ...

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Poetry Slam Poem: Death by William Butler Yeats

Line 1 Nor dread nor hope attend Line 2 A dying animal; Line 3 A man awaits his end Line 4 Dreading and hoping all; Line 5 Many times he died, Line 6 Many times rose again. Line 7 A great man in his pride Line 8 Confronting murderous men Line 9 Casts derision upon Line 10 Supersession of breath; Line 11 He knows death to the bone - Line 12 Man has created death. ...

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Poem: The Cold Within

Bleak offering little or no hope. Tattered ruined or disrupted. Bespoke of clothing. Forlorn pitiable in circumstances especially through abandonment. Shiftless lacking or characterized by lack of ambition or initiative. ...

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Components of a poem

syntax sentence structure imagery and figurative language creating an image in the readers mind, language the spices up a poem sound devices words that make a poem ring or have a certain mood, alliteration, rhyme, meter (rhythm), onomatopoeia, repetition humor diction word choice (creates mood/tone) register level of formality (not nobility) intimate, casual, consultative, formal alliteration using words all in a row that have the same first letter (tongue twisters) rhyme what are we, 5 years old, we know what rhyme is meter rhythm of a poem, pace at which one reads a poem onomatopoeia boom repetition repeating the same word or phrase over and over again initimate close family member, close friends, or lovers casual informal, slang, between a group of friends consultative meeting someone for the first time, professional formal used in dusty lecture halls by boring professors, someone educated on a topic and not expecting...

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poems: "village blacksmith", "fog"

What is described in this stanza? Under a sprading chestnut tree The village smithy stands; The smithy, a mighty man is he, With large and sinewy hands; And the muscles of brawny arms Are strong as iron iron bands. Smiths large strong hands and his arms How many lines do the stanzas have? 6 lines What is being compared in this simile? You can hear him swing his heavy sledge, With measured beay and slow, Like a sexton ringing the village bell, When the evening sun is low. Black smith swinging a sledge hammer like church workers ringing a bell. What does the Blacksmith use in his work? sledge hammer, anvil, forge, and bellows How does the daughter's voice makes him feel? happy because she is beautifual and sad because it reminds him of his dead wife. What lesson...

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Lyric Poem types

Ode a long lyric poem, serious in tone, addresses important philosophical subjects, formal meditation focuses on object to convey a larger philosophical meaning elegy celebrates a person's life after their death dramatic monologue speaker conveys deepest & darkest secrets, fears, or desires (soliloquy) English Sonnet: Shakespearean -14 lines -4, 4, 4, 2 -Problem, complication, begin resolution, resolve problem -1,2,3 quatrain, rhyming couplet Italian sonnet: Petrachan -14 lines -8, 6 -problem, solution Pastoral celebrates beauty & simplicity of nature ...

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Week 7 Poem: "Incident"

"Incident" by Countee Cullen Once riding in old Baltimore, Heart-filled, head-filled with glee, I saw a Baltimorean Keep looking straight at me. Now I was eight and very small, And he was no whit bigger, And so I smiled, but he poked out His tongue, and called me, "N*****r." I saw the whole of Baltimore From May until December; Of all the things that happened there That's all that I remember. First Stanza Once riding in old Baltimore, Heart-filled, head-filled with glee, I saw a Baltimorean Keep looking straight at me. Second Stanza Now I was eight and very small, And he was no whit bigger, And so I smiled, but he poked out His tongue, and called me, "N*****r." Third Stanza I saw the whole of Baltimore From May...

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English Poem Quizlet #6 "Old Age Sticks" by E.E. Cummings

What function did the parentheses serve? Old age is in parentheses, because parentheses is normally skipped, and old age is usually ignored. Also, they are trapped inside the parentheses, just like you are trapped in your old age. What was the message of this piece? Explain using examples from the poem. Aging happens whether you want it or not. You want what you can't have. The grass is always greener. Enjoy being young while you can. Also, youth always ignores old age, for instance in the poem it says "Old age sticks up Keep Off signs) & youth yanks them down...

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Components of a Poem

Couplet 2 lines Tercet 3 lines Quatrain 4 lines Sestet 6 lines Octave 8 lines iamb Unstressed stressed Trochee Stressed unstressed Anapest Unstressed unstressed stressed Dactyl Stressed unstressed unstressed Monometer One foot Dimeter Two feet Trimeter Three feet Tetrameter Four feet Pentameter Five feet Hexameter Six feet Shakespearean Rhyme abab + cdcd + efef + gg Petrarchan Rhyme abbaabba + cdcdcd (or cdecde) Spenserian Rhyme abab + bcbc + cdcd + ee ...

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10th / We Grow Accustomed to the Dark / Before I Got My Eye Put Out by Emily Dickinson (Poems).

Paraphrase stanza two of "We grow accustomed to the Dark". What is the central idea of this stanza? We don't rush out into the dark. We walk slowly at first, until we get used to the night. Then, as our eyes adjust to the dark, we walk more confidently. The central idea is that we walk slowly until we are used to the darkness. What does Dickinson mean 'Beyond the literal meanings of the words when she says "We grow accustomed to the Dark?" With this interpretation in mind, consider the lines, "And so of larger—Darkness--/ Those Evenings of the Brain—": To what might these lines refer? Darkness is uncertainty. Darkness is always present, and one must learn how to navigate it. "Those...

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To This Day Shane Koyczan poem

gripping firmly holding the attention or interest; exciting mantra a commonly repeated word or phrase vanquish to overcome or overpower invasive organism typically introduced to a new environment by humans, often lack predators or disease enriched to supply with abundance of anything desirable phenomenon an unusual, observable event unity The state of being united or forming a whole; the state of being one; oneness. redemption the act of atonement for guilt; making up for a wrong doing tormentor a person who makes someone suffer emulate To strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation ...

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English Literature – Anthology Poems – Themes and links

Flag Flag contains themes of nationalism, and causes of conflict. It can link to the poems Charge of the Light Brigade, Bayonet Charge, At The Border, next to of course America i Out of the Blue This poem has themes of direct experience of conflict, courage, fear, confusion of war and civilians. It can be linked to Charge of the Light Brigade, Bayonet Charge, The Right Word and The Yellow Palm Mametz Wood There are themes of death, loss and mourning, and soldiers in this poem. Mametz Wood links to Charge of the Light Brigade, Bayonet Charge, Poppies and Futility The Yellow Palm This poem contains a theme of death, loss and mourning, and civilians. It can be linked to Poppies, Mametz Wood, Futility, Out of the...

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Seven Step Poem Vocab

手足 (shǒu zú) hands and feet; metaphorical expression for brothers 比做 (bǐ zuò) compare metaphorically; make an analogy 争斗 (zhēng dòu) fight; struggle 残杀 (cán shā) murder; massacre 争夺 (zhēng duó) fight for; contend for 皇位 (huáng wèi) throne 魏国 (wèi guó) an ancient feudal state 曹操 (Cáo Cāo) Cao Cao, a powerful warlord in the late Han dynasty period 曹植 (Cáo Zhí) Cao Zhi, Cao Cao's younger son and a renowned poet 曹丕 (Cáo Pī) Cao Pi, Cao Cao's elder son, a shrewd ruler of the state of Wei and also a poet 心地善良 (xīn dì shàn liáng) good-natured; kind-hearted 才能 (cái néng) ability; talent 心狠毒辣 (xīn hěn dú là) cruel and ruthless 狡猾 (jiǎo huá) sly; crafty 继承 (jì chéng) inherit 管理 (guǎn lǐ) manage; administer 嫉妒 (jí dù) be jealous of; envy 杀害 (shā hài) murder; kill 诸 (zhǔ) boil; cook 泣 (qì) weep; sob 根 (gēn) root 煎 (jiān) simmer in water 何 (hé) why, what 烧 (shāo) burn 豆秆 (dòu gǎn) beanstalk 锅 (guō) cooking pot 伤害 (shāng hài) injure; harm 惊讶 (jīng yà) surprised; amazed 多少 (duō shǎo) somewhat 惭愧 (cán kuì) ashamed ...

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English: Poems

love, friends, and work what are the three things people long to have? there isn't enough time to have all three What reason does Koch give for one not being able to have all three things in life? Vittoria (love) and Sistine Chapel ceiling (work) and no social life Michelangelo's choices in life poet (work) and banquets (social life) and no girlfriend Homer's choices in life loves and parties (social life) and no success in his career unnamed friend's choices in life in You Want a Social Life, with Friends allusion - to Sistine Chapel literary element in You Want a Social Life, with Friends soliloquy an extended speech, usually in a drama, delivered by a character alone onstage metaphor a comparison between two things which are basically dissimilar without using like or as compares quilting...

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Narrative poem tells a story

A lyric poem Express feelings A concrete poem uses the arguement of the letters and the words A tradtonal peoem Is written in stanzas and has punction. A stanza Is a divisin of a poem A modern poem Is written without these feelings Rhyme Is when words end with the same sound End rhyme When rhyming accours at end of the lines Internal rhyme Is a patern of rhyming words Half rhyme Is when words sound familiar but their is not a true rhyme A rhyme scheme Is a patern of rhyming words Rhytm Is a s beat. Alliteration Is using repeated begining consontant sounds. Onomatopeia Is using a word that copies a sound A simlie Is a comparsion that does use the words as or like a metaphor says one thing is another. A metaphor Is a comparsion that does not use the word as and like. Personifaction Is...

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Poem Quizlet #1 "Dream Deferred" by Langston Hughes

What does the word deferred mean? To delay/put off What are the similes in this poem? 1. "Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun?" 2. "Or fester like a sore-- And then run?" 3. "Does it stink like rotten meat?" 4. "Or crust and sugar over-- like a syrupy sweet?" 5. "Maybe it just sags like a heavy load." What does the word fester mean? Rotten/infected, pain Why does the poet string together several similes in this piece? What effect does it have on its meaning? The similes cause you to think about what the poem really means, and they also give you a lot of visuals/imagery. What type of dream is Hughes talking about in this poem? A dream of equality and/or opportunity What does Hughes mean when he says...

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And Then There Were None Poem and Death Relationships

"One choked his little self" Anthony Marston "One overslept himself" Mrs. Rodgers "8 little soldier boys traveling in Devon" General MacArthur "7 little soldier boys chopping up sticks" Mr. Rodgers "A bee stung one" Emily Brent "One got in chancery" Lawrence Wargrave "A red herring swallowed one" Dr. Armstrong "A big bear hugged one" William Blore "2 little soldier boys sitting in the sun" Phillip Lombard "He went and hanged himself" Vera Claythorne ...

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You can’t write a poem about McDonald’s

sensory language images, descriptions, (see, feel, taste, and smell) similes comparing people to food humor "suddenly I understand cannibalism" ode to availability and plenty of food in America Theme "How easy it s to be filled" person first person voice and emotion of the speaker. Lyric poem personification "hunger...

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symphonic poem

who was first to use symphonic poem Liszt symphonic poem definition: one movement and alters sonata form bc of program symphonic poem inspired by: something outside of music: allegory, historical figure, etc distortion of sonata form for? expression's sake symphonic poem originates from: Beethoven Leonore Overture no. 2 because of no recap why no recap in leonore? because no need for it Weber: Der Freishutz devlops leit sound: sound associated with character. High register represents good, low represents evil Rossini: William Tell flashes of lightning with flute and tremolos Meyerbeer: huguenots bass clarinet 1st time, campana for murder Berlioz: Requim four fanfares, lots of brass who had most developed instrumentation in 19th cent? Strauss ...

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Poem For My Sister

Is there a regular rhyme scheme or rhythm? What is the effect of this No it is written in free verse My little sister likes to try my shoes, to strut in them, To walk in someone shoes - emulate them The little sister likes to see what its like to be older strut suggests confidence ad comfort admire her spindlethin twelveyearold legs in this season's styles. feel grown up season - time passing, adolescence and also fashion things change quickly. She says they fit her perfectly, but wobbles on their high heels, they're hard to balance. Not as confident as she thought, not experienced, still growing up, going to have shaky moments as she becomes a teenager. Hard to balance - love for sister and want to protect but also the need...

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ellie’s Edgar Allan Poe Poem "The Raven"

The emotional state at the beginning of the poem Mysterious; suspensful Where is the narrator in stanza 1, what does he see? His home in a chair, he hears tapping and nothing more Why is the character sorrowful in stanza 1? What terrifies him? ( lines 13-14 ) Becuase of his lost Lenore., The tapping and rapping on his door outside What time of day and year does this occur in stanza 2? Midnight; bleak december What is the narrator describing in the second line of the second stanza? Each ember out of the fire slowly dying What does the last line in the second stanza mean? Why is the name Lenore nameless "here"? It means Lenore isn't on Earth anymore. Because she's not on Earth Why do you think the narrators...

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Seafarer Poem

What is the poem itself? -an extended metaphor: -an elegy -narrative poem -unknown author: copied by monks What is an elegy? A poem that laments the fleeting quality of life What is an extended metaphor? a comparison between two unlike things that continues throughout a series of sentences in a paragraph or lines in a poem. It is often comprised of more than one sentence and sometimes consists of a full paragraph. What are the origins of the poem? -book named aster the Excter Cathedral -copied by monks in 900s Theme of the poem Even though life is tough God is there You need to make your own purpose What does the sea represent? Life: it's vast, deep, unpredictable with hidden dangers Where is home? Heaven, where you return home to God What s the mood? Gloomy, sad;...

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