11th American Literature Poetry Portfolio

Poetry Portfolio Instructions for Ms. Rhude's 11th American Literature class
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  11 th  American Literature Poetry Portfolio DUE: Please be sure to include an srcinal and creative title and cover for your portfolio as well as a table of contents. Finally, check that you have included copies of required poems. All work must  be in final draft form and some parts must be typed. PART I: Poetry Wheel (20 points) DUE: 1.   Pick an abstract noun (i.e. hunger) as your theme. 2.   Give an example (an srcinal one) for each of the following figurative devices that centers on your theme. 3.   Create a poetry wheel or grid that has the name of your device, the definition of the device, and your example using the device to describe your theme word. Select eight  of the devices  below Devices 1.   alliteration 2.   allusion 3.   analogy 4.   antithesis 5.   apposition 6.   assonance 7.   chiasmus 8.   cliché 9.   consonance 10.   hyperbole 11.   litotes 12.   metaphor 13.   metonymy 14.   onomatopoeia 15.   oxymoron 16.    paradox 17.    personification 18.    pun 19.   simile 20.   situational irony 21.   symbol 22.   synecdoche 23.   understatement 24.   verbal irony  PART II: Respond (30 points) DUE: Select one  poem from three different  periods (Enlightenment 1750-1800, Romanticism 1800-1860, Transcendentalism 1840-1855, Realism 1865-1915, Naturalism, Regionalism, American Renaissance 1840-1860, Modern 1900-1950) to write a reader’s response. For each poem you select, select one  of the questions below for a response. Each response should be ~250 words in length, hand written. Blended quotes are expected (with correct internal citation for each response). Please proofread. Select a different   prompt for   each  response. At the top of each response, clearly indicate the poem’s title, author, and reader response prompt. That’s three  responses in total. TYPED (Each response is 10 points) Reader Response Prompts 1.   What is your initial response to the poem? What helps convey that reaction – diction, syntactical pacing, structure, topic, etc? 2.   Does the poem relate to your personal experience? To universal experience? 3.   What questions are attempted to be answered, or left unanswered by the poet or for you yourself? 4.   What poetic elements are used effectively to convey the tone, or theme or subject matter? 5.   Does the poet present any surprising or unexpected elements in the way of structure, development, images, devices, topic, etc? 6.   Are the speaker’s thoughts valid? Explain. 7.   What is a particularly striking image? Why? 8.   What line(s) seem to embody the theme? Explain how the theme applies both contextually and universally 9.   What is a favorite line or use of language in the poem for you? Why? 10.   Are there any enigmatic words or phrases? How can their meaning be clarified poetically?    PART III: Annotate (10 points) DUE: For two poems, annotate them. Provide two  annotated copies, which clearly illustrate theme, speaker/audience, tone(s), form, and any other poetic, rhetorical or syntactical elements, etc. Marginal annotations should show that you have read closely and reflected on the text. Then, write a hefty analysis paragraph. (Each annotated poem is 10 points) PART IV: Illustrate (10 points) DUE: For one of your poems, illustrate the images, mood, theme, simile(s), metaphor(s), imagery,  personification, etc. This assignment must be assembled by hand. You may use magazine clippings and photographs, even images off of ClipArt. However, all pieces must be hand assembled. Also, provide the related quotations (with line numbers) as well as the theme, title, and author. Include all the lines from your chosen poem, even if there is no illustration for a line. This can be in the form of a collage (8.5 x 11 paper). PART V: Prove (50 points) DUE: Select a poem that you believe supports one of the poetry quotes below and explain. First  provide a general response to the quotation, and then apply it to the poem. TYPED (500 words) POETRY QUOTES 1.   “I would define the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty.” - Edgar Allan Poe 2.   “A poet writes about what he feels, what agitates his heart and sets his pen in motion.” - Dudley Randall 3.   “Poetry makes nothing happen: it survives in the valley of its saying.” - William Butler Yeats 4.   “A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.” - W. H. Auden 5.   “Poetry is the impish attempt to paint the color of the wind.” - Bodenheim 6.   “Prose is words in the best order. Poetry is the best words in the best order.” - Samuel Taylor Coleridge 7.   “Poetry does not necessarily have to be beautiful to stick in the depths of our memory.” - Colette 8.   “All great poetry gives the illusion of a view of life.” - T. S. Eliot 9.   “Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the best and happiest minds.” - Percy Bysshe Shelley PART VI: Mimic (30 points) DUE: Select any two  poems from any of the poems you’ve read this unit, but have not used for any of the requirements in your portfolio. Study the rhythm, rhyme, form, and figurative language devices used. Then using your selected poem, created one where you pay homage to that poet by mimicking the rhythm, rhyme, form, and at least three uses of figurative language used by your chosen poet. Include the srcinal piece of inspiration behind  or with your poem.
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