Sunteți pe pagina 1din 6

A poem may appear to mean very different things to different readers, and all of these meanings may be different

from what the author thought he meantThe reader's interpretation may differ from the author's and be equally
valid-- it may even be better. There may be much more in a poem than the author was aware of. The different
interpretations may all be partial formulations of one thing; the ambiguities may be due to the fact that the poem
means more, not less, than ordinary speech can communicate.
~T. S. Eliot

Poetry Anthology GRASPS: This Is Just to SayWhat?


Read it! Recite it! Write it!
Artists have a special way of seeing the world and expressing what they see and feel. Whatever their tool
paintbrush and palette, camera, clay, piano, violin, voice, their own bodythey create masterpieces that ignite
the fire of imagination and evoke an emotional response in their audience. Poets use words to express their
particular way of experiencing the world.
This Poetry GRASPS will be in three parts.

1. Read it! Explain it! SPOTTTS Poetry Analysis


Choose a published poem from A Collection of Poems selected by Scholar-Artists of Ms. Arbeiters
Survey of Literature. Explain the poems meaning as you see it. Cite evidence to support your
interpretation and analysis of the poem. Complete a SPOTTTS analysis.
Submit, upload to Turnitin.com by __________________________

2. Read it! Recite it!


Recite the poem you chose for the class.
If your poem exceeds 20 lines, see me to select lines for the poems recitation.
Date to recite for the class________________________________

3. Write it! Original Poetry (3-4 original poems, first and final typed drafts):
These poems are written by you, inspired by published poems. Each poem is followed by at least a
page description, where explain how YOU, as the poet, excite the readers imagination through the
use of poetic devices and thoughtful revisions. Explain the poem that inspired you to write this poem,
and how you crafted the poem to evoke an emotional response in your reader.
Submit/upload to Turnitin.com by___________________________

Standards: (see rubrics and models attached)


How do poets excite the readers imagination?
Vocabulary: Poetic Devices Word Bank
Sound Devices:
Rhythm

Alliteration Consonance
Rhyme

Figurative Language:
Personification

Metaphor

Simile

Assonance Onomatopoeia
Hyperbole Imagery

Poetic Form:

Verse

Stanza

Enjambment

Free Verse

Mood

Motif

Rhyme
These are important, too

Connotation

Speaker

Tone

End

Dangerous Words GRASPS: This Is Just to Say

Completene
ss and
Accuracy

Paraphrase

Paragraph

10
Exemplary

8
Proficient

6
Emerging

All aspects of
the SPOTTTS
have been
answered
completely
with answers
that are fully
supportable by
a reasonable
reading of the
poem.
The poem is
paraphrased in
verse form
with care
taken to use
the original as
a model.
The paragraph
addresses one
aspect of
technique and
effectively
addresses how
that technique
contributes to
the meaning of
the poem.
The writing is
stylistically
mature,
logical, and
effective.

All aspects of
the SPOTTTS
have been
answered
completely,
but one or two
answers are
not accurate.

One or two
aspects of the
analysis are
missing or
more than two
responses are
not supported
by the poem.

Several
aspects of the
analysis are
missing and/or
the analysis
suggests a
complete
misreading of
the poem.

The poem is
paraphrased in
verse form.

The poem is
summarized in
paragraph
form

The poem is
not
paraphrased.

The paragraph
addresses one
aspect of
technique and
effective
addresses how
that technique
contributes to
the meaning of
the poem.
The writing is
logical and
effective.

The paragraph
may attempt
to address
more than one
aspect of
technique or
neglects to
address how
the technique
contributes to
the meaning of
the poem. The
paragraph may
demonstrate
some
misreading of
the poem.
The writing is
logical.

The paragraph
summarizes
the meaning of
the poem
instead of
addressing a
technique OR
the paragraph
demonstrates
a misreading
of the poem.
The writing
contains
significant
mechanical
and usage
errors or is
illogical.

Part I: Read itlike a Professor!


Rubric for SPOTTTS Poetry Analysis

4
Undeveloped

This is just to sayin the Poet's Shoes: Poetry Presentation Rubric

10
Exemplary

8 Proficient

Stands up straight,
looks relaxed and
confident;
establishes eye
contact with the
audience during the
presentation

Stands up straight
and establishes
eye contact with
the audience
during the
presentation

Sometimes stands up
straight and establishes
eye contact with the
audience during the
presentation

Preparedness Completely

Seems somewhat
prepared, but may
have needed a
couple more
rehearsals

Seems somewhat
Does not seem at
prepared, but it is clear all prepared for
that rehearsal was
presentation
lacking

Pitch

Pitch was used


often to convey
emotions
appropriately

Pitch was used


often, but the
emotion it
conveyed did not
always fit the
content

Pitch was rarely used


Pitch was not used
OR the emotion it
to convey emotion
conveyed often did not
fit the content

Pauses

Pauses were
effectively used two
or more times to
improve meaning
and/or dramatic
impact

Pauses were
effectively used
once to improve
meaning and/or
dramatic impact

Pauses were
Pauses were not
intentionally used, but intentionally used
were not effective in
improving meaning
and/or dramatic impact

Speaks
clearly

Speaks clearly and


distinctly all (95%100%) of the time,
and does not
mispronounce any
of the words

Speaks clearly
and distinctly all
(95%-100%) of
the time, but
mispronounces no
more than one
word

Speaks clearly and


distinctly most (85%94%) of the time, but
mispronounces no
more than one word

Often mumbles or
cannot be
understood OR
mispronounces
more than one
word.

Volume

Volume is loud
enough to be heard
by all audience
members during
the entire
presentation

Volume is loud
enough to be
heard by all
audience
members at least
90% of the time

Volume is loud enough


to be heard by all
audience members at
least 80% of the time

Volume is often too


soft to be heard by
all audience
members

Enthusiasm

Facial expressions
and body language
generate a strong
interest and
enthusiasm about
the topic

Facial
expressions and
body language
sometimes
generate a strong
interest and
enthusiasm about
the topic

Facial expressions and


body language are
used to try to generate
enthusiasm, but seem
somewhat faked

Very little use of


facial expressions
or body language;
does not generate
much interest in
topic

CATEGORY

Posture and
eye contact

prepared and has


obviously
rehearsed

6 Emerging

4
Undeveloped
Slouches and/or
does not look at
the audience
during the
presentation

GRASPS Part III: Write it! Original Poems (2 drafts each) and
Reflections of Poems
10 Exemplary

8 Proficient

6
Emerging,undevelop
ed

Form

Form effectively conveys


meaning through the use of
elements (i.e., line breaks,
stanzas, refrain, title, etc.) to
emphasize words and ideas

Form attempts to
Little to no attention to
convey meaning through Form
the use of elements
(i.e., line breaks,
stanzas, refrain, title,
etc.)

The poetry contains


knowledgeable and skillful use of
poetic devices to excite the
readers imagination by
reinforcing and strengthening the
overall meaning.

The poetry contains


poetic devices that
suggest and relate to the
overall meaning.

If poetic devices are


present, the poems contain
a limited understanding of
how they add meaning to
the text.

Every poem indicates the poet is


Complexit striving toward complexity and
inspires multiple interpretations;
y
the poet clearly has the reader in
(25%)
mind and inspires a desire to read
and re-read, so the reader
uncovers more with each reading.

Some of the poetry


shows the poet is
striving toward
complexity.

The poetry does not


indicate that the poet is
striving toward
complexity

All written reflections include


insightful analysis of form and
poetic devices, explaining how
they reinforce overall meaning of
every pair of poems
the poem and excite the
(first and final
readers imagination.
drafts).
Reflections consider the writing
(25%)
process and explain the revisions.

The written reflections


include identification
and description of form
and poetic devices.
Some thought is given
to the writing process,
though reflection only
identifies simple,
obvious changes.

The written reflections


only identify poetic
devices used.

(25%)

Poetic
Devices
(25%)

Written
Reflection
s accompany

Comments: