Share your reading journals with your table. What did you think of the poems? Homework on your desks. It’s stamp time! How did last night go? • We care. Promise. Poetry Reading Strategy 1. Examine the title. – Make a prediction 2. 3. 4. 5. Read the poem. Summarize the poem. Ask: What is the subject? Ask: What is the message about that subject? (theme) – Figurative language – Prosody – Critical literary theory In your group: • Pick a poem that we’ve already read. • Talk about it! – Go through EVERY SINGLE reader’s response prompt. (Well, except seven…) – Critical literary theory? :D Write your name on a piece of paper. • How many syllables is it? • On which syllable do you put the emphasis? • What happens when you emphasize a different syllable? Let’s talk about meter! • Being able to describe the pattern of a poem’s meter can help us to analyze its meaning. • Sometimes, however, especially with more modern poetry, you will find that there is no clear dominant meter, that the poet has written the line as it would be spoken, in a more casual mix of syllables, a more conversational tone. “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” • Read the first line • Count the syllables • Figure out which syllables are stressed and which are unstressed Homework • Read and annotate “This Is a Photograph of Me” by Margaret Atwood. • Complete one reading journal entry. • Study for your quiz.