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ASSIGNMENT: Nature Imagery in Poetry Part A: Active Reading Fill in a graphic organizer TPCASTT to actively read each of the 3 poems. Part B: Identifying Figurative Elements in Poetry Figurative language includes extended metaphor, symbol, personification, imagery, and sound devices. Sensory images appeal to one’s senses thus enabling the reader to experience the poet's connection to nature. An extended metaphor explores at length a comparison between dissimilar things. The juxtaposition of different things invites the readers to look at the writer's subject in a fresh light. Because we are surprised to see two unrelated things linked, the subject suddenly stands out in our imaginations. If it were associated with only familiar things, we might not see it so clearly. Answer the following questions for each of the poems. You can do this in note form or create your own graphic organizer. Use your active reading notes (TPCASTT) to help develop these responses. 1. Natural Phenomenon . What aspect of nature is each poem describing? (What is the subject of each poem?) Big Wind by Theodore Roethke: Hope (using the storm surge incident to describe the idea of the poem) Afterglow by Jorge Luis Borges: Dream (using the remaining light of the sunset to describe the idea of the poem) Loss by A.R. Ammons: Death (using flowers to describe the idea of the poem) 2. Perspective . What is the point of view of each poem? (What is each author saying about nature? How do you know? Provide evidence from the poem.) Big Wind by Theodore Roethke: the author is saying that storms are unexpected and unpredictable. In the poem, the ship that the author was on are sailing on the ocean without

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