Lesson 11 Reading Log - Reading Log Essay 11 Choose one of...

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Reading Log Essay 11: Choose one of the poems from the Reading Choices list. Read it aloud to notice its rhythm. Paraphrase several of its most important lines to assure that you've found all its meaning. Then in a 500 to 700 word essay, discuss how each of these elements appear in the poem (if it does): a. General elements: Who is(are) the main character(s), what is the plot, what is the setting,and through what point-of-view is it told? b. Style: What rhythm and sound effects are important? c. What kinds of figurative language (personification, metaphors, similes) does it use? Give examples. d. Tone: What attitude(s) does it reveal? e. Compactness: What ideas does it condense especially economically? Silverstein, Shel. Where the Sidewalk Ends. A Light in the Attic. Falling Up The poem "Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein is a poem about a place where things are better than they are here. This poem gives an optimistic interpretation of life that offers people that are going through difficult personal challenges hope for the future by following the pathway to serenity. It could be suggested that the serenity of life is the eventual death of every

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