Lyric Poetry Analytical Pargraph Assignment-.pdf - Lyric Poetry Remote Learning Week 5 Step 1 Explore the Background You most likely associate lyrics as

Lyric Poetry Analytical Pargraph Assignment-.pdf - Lyric...

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Lyric Poetry - Remote Learning Week 5 Step 1: Explore the Background You most likely associate lyrics as the words to a song. In ancient Greek, the word lyric referred to a type of poetry that expressed the feelings of a single singer, accompanied by a lyre (a small harp-like musical instrument). Though no longer sung, lyric poems have a lot in common with songs such as: a sense of rhythm and melody, imaginative word choice (diction), and the creation of a unified image or emotion. Lyric poems tend to be very condensed where more is suggested than directly stated. It’s important to make inferences about the meanings by examining the imagery and diction. Using strategies we have already practiced, you will be able to discover the author’s central message, or theme, and be able to explain how he/she conveyed the meaning to the reader. Step 2: Read and Connect Read through the poems provided. For the assignment, you will select ONE poem to analyze and write about . Select the one that you connect with the most. All of them refer to memories and reflections of childhood and are told through the use of images and feelings. “Grape Sherbet” By Rita Dove The day? Memorial. After the grill Dad appears with his masterpiece— Swirled snow, gelled light.
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  • Spring '17
  • Bryan Combest
  • My Papa's Waltz, Theodore Roethke, Lyric poetry, Roethke, Pindar

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