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Name: Kyla LaFountainClass:Period 1Date: 9/29Instructor: WebbTopic:TENTH GRADE POETRY UNIT POEMSTitle:What comes to mind when you hear the title? Think about images, emotions, otherconnectionsVocabulary:What words need looking up? Use textbook definitions or right click on word fordefinition.Rephrase:Middle: overall rephrase if poem in one sentence. Right side: Rephrase each stanzainto your own wordsAttitude/Shift:What is the speaker’s attitude (viewpoint, feelings, stance) in the poem? Does thisattitude shift or change--where?Theme/Title:What is the main message of the poem? What is the speaker trying to say to thereader? Does the title have further meaning after reading the poem?Style:How does the poet write the poem--think about form, diction, syntax, figurative languagePoet Notes: find three facts about the author that help you understand the poem betterTerms:POEMTVRATSREPHRASEPOEMANALYSIS PARTSRESPONSE PARAGRAPH“Same Song”Pat Morap.541see separatePPT(Classexample)Title: Same song - two different peopleexperiencing very similar, coincidingeventsVocabulary:“mirror, mirror” “not fair”allusion to snow whiteRephrase: a young girl gets ready, butdoesn’t feel satisfied with herappearance. Meanwhile, a young manis also working on his appearance, buthe, similarly, is not satisfied with hisappearance, despite the effortsAttitude/shift: between the first andsecond stanza there is a shift when thespeaker goes from talking about thedaughter to talking about the sonTheme/Title: One’s self esteem isviewed differently by others comparedto one’s own viewSame Song refers to two differentpeople who are going through differentscenarios that mirror each other andwho feel a very similar wayStyle:imagery, symbolism, allusionsPoet Notes: Pat Mora has 3 children, is ateacher, and family is very important toher. MulticulturalIn Pat Mora’s poem, “Same Song” sheobserves the topic of self esteem throughthe poetic elements of colorful imagery,symbolism, and allusions to help illustrateand sympathize with how one’s self esteemis seen differently by others. She reflects onhow two children are dissatisfied with theirappearances, despite their constant effort.Imagery in this poem is clearly illustratedwhen Mora writes, “Aztec Blue eyeshadowon her eyelids,” “Frosted Mauve blusher onher cheeks,” and “outlined her mouth inNeon Pink.” It is during these quotationswhen we are given the image of a young girlsmearing bright colors on her face in anattempt to make herself feel pretty.Moreover, a mirror is used as a vital symbolin this poem, as it is what the young boy andgirl peer into to recognize their self-doubt.

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