WHAT WE DID: 2/16

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • Students continued to work on AoW questions – due Friday
    • Drafting the ode. Final draft due Tuesday, February 21st.
      • DRAFTING YOUR ODE

        1. Choose a subject for which you have strong feelings. It can be anything as long as the subject is appropriate for school.
        2. Describe your feelings about your subject. Make a list of words that describe your emotions for this person, place, or thing.
        3. Describe your subject inside and out. Make a list of adjectives that capture its qualities.
        4. Address your subject directly as if you were speaking to it.
        5. Exaggerate (use hyperboles) its best qualities. Make it seem essential to your existence.
        6. Use strong sensory language – appeal to all five senses.
        7. Use figurative language & other poetic devices (see below)
        8. Keep the lines short.
        9. Use line breaks to emphasize certain words and meaning.
        10. Choose strong words: use language that is packed with meaning. Remember – poetry is compressed language. No unnecessary words.

        FINAL DRAFT
        YOUR ODE MUST CONTAIN:

        • 6 stanzas – 5 lines each (each stanza must begin with, “Oh, _____ )
        • 30 lines total
        • ●  Figurative language:
          • ○  two personification
          • ○  one metaphor
          • ○  one simile
          • ○  one hyperbole
          • ○  one allusion
          • ○  one alliteration
          • YOUR ODE MUST FIT ON ONE LARGE WHITE SHEET OF PAPER. IT MUST BE NEAT, CREATIVE, AND DECORATED WITH COLOR.

            DUE DATE: FINAL DRAFT TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST

         

  • HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • Continue to work on “ice berg” activity – due Tuesday, February 21st
  • ENGLISH 8 
    • Begin working on personal “ice berg” activity – due Tuesday, February 21st  
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