- SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
- Students continued to work on AoW questions – due Friday
- Drafting the ode. Final draft due Tuesday, February 21st.
DRAFTING YOUR ODE
- Choose a subject for which you have strong feelings. It can be anything as long as the subject is appropriate for school.
- Describe your feelings about your subject. Make a list of words that describe your emotions for this person, place, or thing.
- Describe your subject inside and out. Make a list of adjectives that capture its qualities.
- Address your subject directly as if you were speaking to it.
- Exaggerate (use hyperboles) its best qualities. Make it seem essential to your existence.
- Use strong sensory language – appeal to all five senses.
- Use figurative language & other poetic devices (see below)
- Keep the lines short.
- Use line breaks to emphasize certain words and meaning.
- Choose strong words: use language that is packed with meaning. Remember – poetry is compressed language. No unnecessary words.
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