“Verses Upon the Burning of Our House…”

“Verses Upon the Burning of
Our House, July 10, 1666”
Anne Bradstreet
About the Author: Anne Bradstreet
Arrived in the Massachusetts
Bay Colony when she was only
Devoted her spare moments to
the “unladylike” occupation of
Wrote for herself, not for
publication but her brotherin-law arranged for the
publication of a collection of
her poems
Hers was considered to be the
first collection of poetry
written in colonial America
and examined the rights of
women to learn and express
(p. 98)
End Rhymerhyming occurs
at the end of lines
(Ex: wet/sweat/net/forget)
Slant Rhymerhymes are
similar, but not
(Ex: name/rain)
Internal Rhymerhyming occurs
within a line
(Ex: be there/leave there)
B.O.B. by Outkast
One, two, one, two, three, yeah!
In-slum-national, underground,
Thunder pounds when I stomp the ground.
Like a million elephants or silverback
You can't stop a train.
Who want some? Don't come unprepared.
I'll be there, but, when I leave there,
Better be a household name.
Weatherman telling us it ain't gon' rain.
So now we sitting in a drop-top, soaking wet
In a silk suit trying not to sweat.
Hit somersaults without the net,
But this'll be the year that we won't forget...
Can you find anymore examples of rhyme in this song?
The author’s attitude toward the writing (his
characters, the situation) and the readers
Can have more than one tone(could be both serious
and humorous)
Determined by the setting, choice of vocabulary and
other details.
Not always clearly stated- you may have to “read
between the lines”
General atmosphere created by the
author’s words
 The feeling the reader gets from reading
those words
 The tone often determines the mood
Finding Tone and Mood
1. Bouncing into the room, she lit up the vicinity with a joyous glow on her
face as she told about her fiancé and their wedding plans.
Context Clues:
2. She huddled in the corner, clutching her tattered blanket and shaking
convulsively, as she feverishly searched the room for the unknown
dangers that awaited her.
Context Clues:
3. Bursting through the door, the flustered mother screamed uncontrollably
at the innocent teacher who gave her child an F.
Context Clues:
Central message or insight
into life revealed by a
literary work
Life lesson of a story or the
author’s message
In most stories, the author
will not tell readers the
Readers have to think about
what the characters did
wrong or right and what
they can learn from the
character’s experience
Annotate the given copy of the poem and
find examples of each literary term in the