Final Review Rhyme Scheme and Figures of Speech_ June 2010

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Final Review
Rhyme Scheme and Figures of
Speech
Shakespeare and Poetry
Rhyme – The repetition of sounds at the end of
words. Examples: cat, bat, rat; light, sight,
right.
Shakespeare and Poetry
End rhyme – This occurs when a word at the end
of one line of poetry rhymes with a word at
the end of another line.
Shakespeare and Poetry
End rhyme – This occurs when a word at the end
of one line of poetry rhymes with a word at
the end of another line.
It is as sure as you are Roderigo,
If I were the Moor, I would not be Iago.
Shakespeare and Poetry
Rhyme scheme occurs in poems that utilize a
type of rhyming called end rhyme. This is
when the last word of a line rhymes with the
last word of another line. The lines do not
have to be consecutive.
Shakespeare and Poetry
Couplet – Two lines of poetry paired together
that have end rhyme.
Quatrain – Four lines of poetry that are rhymed
together. A quatrain may have an a,b,a,b
rhyme scheme.
Shakespeare and Poetry
From “Sick” by Shel Silverstien (Example of
Rhyme Scheme)
1 "I cannot go to school today,"
2 Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
3 "I have the measles and the mumps,
4 A gash, a rash and purple bumps.
5 My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
6 I'm going blind in my right eye.
Shakespeare and Poetry
From “Sick” by Shel Silverstien (Example of
Rhyme Scheme)
1 "I cannot go to school today,"
2 Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
3 "I have the measles and the mumps,
4 A gash, a rash and purple bumps.
5 My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
6 I'm going blind in my right eye.
Shakespeare and Poetry
From “Sick” by Shel Silverstien (Example of
Rhyme Scheme)
1 "I cannot go to school today,"
2 Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
3 "I have the measles and the mumps,
4 A gash, a rash and purple bumps.
5 My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
6 I'm going blind in my right eye.
Shakespeare and Poetry
From “Sick” by Shel Silverstien (Example of
Rhyme Scheme)
1 "I cannot go to school today," (a)
2 Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
3 "I have the measles and the mumps,
4 A gash, a rash and purple bumps.
5 My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
6 I'm going blind in my right eye.
Shakespeare and Poetry
From “Sick” by Shel Silverstien (Example of
Rhyme Scheme)
1 "I cannot go to school today," (a)
2 Said little Peggy Ann McKay. (a)
3 "I have the measles and the mumps,
4 A gash, a rash and purple bumps.
5 My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
6 I'm going blind in my right eye.
Shakespeare and Poetry
From “Sick” by Shel Silverstien (Example of
Rhyme Scheme)
1 "I cannot go to school today," (a)
2 Said little Peggy Ann McKay. (a)
3 "I have the measles and the mumps,
4 A gash, a rash and purple bumps.
5 My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
6 I'm going blind in my right eye.
Shakespeare and Poetry
From “Sick” by Shel Silverstien (Example of
Rhyme Scheme)
1 "I cannot go to school today," (a)
2 Said little Peggy Ann McKay. (a)
3 "I have the measles and the mumps,
4 A gash, a rash and purple bumps.
5 My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
6 I'm going blind in my right eye.
Shakespeare and Poetry
From “Sick” by Shel Silverstien (Example of
Rhyme Scheme)
1 "I cannot go to school today," (a)
2 Said little Peggy Ann McKay. (a)
3 "I have the measles and the mumps, (b)
4 A gash, a rash and purple bumps. (b)
5 My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
6 I'm going blind in my right eye.
Shakespeare and Poetry
From “Sick” by Shel Silverstien (Example of
Rhyme Scheme)
1 "I cannot go to school today," (a)
2 Said little Peggy Ann McKay. (a)
3 "I have the measles and the mumps, (b)
4 A gash, a rash and purple bumps. (b)
5 My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
6 I'm going blind in my right eye.
Shakespeare and Poetry
From “Sick” by Shel Silverstien (Example of
Rhyme Scheme)
1 "I cannot go to school today," (a)
2 Said little Peggy Ann McKay. (a)
3 "I have the measles and the mumps, (b)
4 A gash, a rash and purple bumps. (b)
5 My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
6 I'm going blind in my right eye.
Shakespeare and Poetry
From “Sick” by Shel Silverstien (Example of
Rhyme Scheme)
1 "I cannot go to school today," (a)
2 Said little Peggy Ann McKay. (a)
3 "I have the measles and the mumps, (b)
4 A gash, a rash and purple bumps. (b)
5 My mouth is wet, my throat is dry, (c)
6 I'm going blind in my right eye.
Shakespeare and Poetry
From “Sick” by Shel Silverstien (Example of
Rhyme Scheme)
1 "I cannot go to school today," (a)
2 Said little Peggy Ann McKay. (a)
3 "I have the measles and the mumps, (b)
4 A gash, a rash and purple bumps. (b)
5 My mouth is wet, my throat is dry, (c)
6 I'm going blind in my right eye. (c)
Shakespeare and Poetry
From “Sick” by Shel Silverstien (Example of Rhyme
Scheme)
1 "I cannot go to school today," (a)
2 Said little Peggy Ann McKay. (a)
3 "I have the measles and the mumps, (b)
4 A gash, a rash and purple bumps. (b)
5 My mouth is wet, my throat is dry, (c)
6 I'm going blind in my right eye. (c)
The rhyme scheme of these six lines of poetry is
a,a,b,b,c,c.
Shakespeare and Poetry
Limerick
There was a young boy from Caboo,
Who had trouble tying his shoe.
He said to his ox,
"I'll just walk in my socks."
Now all of his friends do that, too!
Shakespeare and Poetry
Limerick
There was a young boy from Caboo,
Who had trouble tying his shoe.
He said to his ox,
"I'll just walk in my socks."
Now all of his friends do that, too!
Shakespeare and Poetry
Limerick
There was a young boy from Caboo,
Who had trouble tying his shoe.
He said to his ox,
"I'll just walk in my socks."
Now all of his friends do that, too!
Shakespeare and Poetry
Limerick
There was a young boy from Caboo,
Who had trouble tying his shoe.
He said to his ox,
"I'll just walk in my socks."
Now all of his friends do that, too!
Shakespeare and Poetry
Limerick
There was a young boy from Caboo,
Who had trouble tying his shoe.
He said to his ox,
"I'll just walk in my socks."
Now all of his friends do that, too!
Shakespeare and Poetry
Limerick
There was a young boy from Caboo,
Who had trouble tying his shoe.
He said to his ox,
"I'll just walk in my socks."
Now all of his friends do that, too!
Shakespeare and Poetry
Limerick
There was a young boy from Caboo, (a)
Who had trouble tying his shoe. (a)
He said to his ox,
"I'll just walk in my socks."
Now all of his friends do that, too! (a)
Shakespeare and Poetry
Limerick
There was a young boy from Caboo, (a)
Who had trouble tying his shoe. (a)
He said to his ox, (b)
"I'll just walk in my socks." (b)
Now all of his friends do that, too! (a)
Shakespeare and Poetry
Limerick
There was a young boy from Caboo, (a)
Who had trouble tying his shoe. (a)
He said to his ox, (b)
"I'll just walk in my socks." (b)
Now all of his friends do that, too! (a)
The rhyme scheme of a Limerick is a,a,b,b,a.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
Shadows on the wall (a)
Noises down the hall (a)
Life doesn't frighten me at all (a)
Bad dogs barking loud (b)
Big ghosts in a cloud (b)
Life doesn't frighten me at all. (a)
Rhyme Scheme Practice
Mean Old Mother Goose
Lions on the loose
They don't frighten me at all
Dragons breathing flame
On my counterpane
That doesn't frighten me at all.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
Mean Old Mother Goose
Lions on the loose
They don't frighten me at all
Dragons breathing flame
On my counterpane
That doesn't frighten me at all.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
Mean Old Mother Goose (c)
Lions on the loose (c)
They don't frighten me at all
Dragons breathing flame
On my counterpane
That doesn't frighten me at all.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
Mean Old Mother Goose (c)
Lions on the loose (c)
They don't frighten me at all (a)
Dragons breathing flame
On my counterpane
That doesn't frighten me at all.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
Mean Old Mother Goose (c)
Lions on the loose (c)
They don't frighten me at all (a)
Dragons breathing flame
On my counterpane
That doesn't frighten me at all.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
Mean Old Mother Goose (c)
Lions on the loose (c)
They don't frighten me at all (a)
Dragons breathing flame
On my counterpane
That doesn't frighten me at all.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
Mean Old Mother Goose (c)
Lions on the loose (c)
They don't frighten me at all (a)
Dragons breathing flame (d)
On my counterpane (d)
That doesn't frighten me at all.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
Mean Old Mother Goose (c)
Lions on the loose (c)
They don't frighten me at all (a)
Dragons breathing flame (d)
On my counterpane (d)
That doesn't frighten me at all. (a)
Rhyme Scheme Practice
I go boo
Make them shoo
I make fun
Way they run
I won't cry
So they fly
I just smile
They go wild
Life doesn't frighten me at all.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
I go boo
Make them shoo
I make fun
Way they run
I won't cry
So they fly
I just smile
They go wild
Life doesn't frighten me at all.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
I go boo
Make them shoo
I make fun
Way they run
I won't cry
So they fly
I just smile
They go wild
Life doesn't frighten me at all.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
I go boo (e)
Make them shoo (e)
I make fun
Way they run
I won't cry
So they fly
I just smile
They go wild
Life doesn't frighten me at all.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
I go boo (e)
Make them shoo (e)
I make fun
Way they run
I won't cry
So they fly
I just smile
They go wild
Life doesn't frighten me at all.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
I go boo (e)
Make them shoo (e)
I make fun
Way they run
I won't cry
So they fly
I just smile
They go wild
Life doesn't frighten me at all.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
I go boo (e)
Make them shoo (e)
I make fun (f)
Way they run (f)
I won't cry
So they fly
I just smile
They go wild
Life doesn't frighten me at all.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
I go boo (e)
Make them shoo (e)
I make fun (f)
Way they run (f)
I won't cry
So they fly
I just smile
They go wild
Life doesn't frighten me at all.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
I go boo (e)
Make them shoo (e)
I make fun (f)
Way they run (f)
I won't cry
So they fly
I just smile
They go wild
Life doesn't frighten me at all.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
I go boo (e)
Make them shoo (e)
I make fun (f)
Way they run (f)
I won't cry (g)
So they fly (g)
I just smile
They go wild
Life doesn't frighten me at all.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
I go boo (e)
Make them shoo (e)
I make fun (f)
Way they run (f)
I won't cry (g)
So they fly (g)
I just smile
They go wild
Life doesn't frighten me at all.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
I go boo (e)
Make them shoo (e)
I make fun (f)
Way they run (f)
I won't cry (g)
So they fly (g)
I just smile
They go wild
Life doesn't frighten me at all.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
I go boo (e)
Make them shoo (e)
I make fun (f)
Way they run (f)
I won't cry (g)
So they fly (g)
I just smile (h)
They go wild (h)
Life doesn't frighten me at all.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
I go boo (e)
Make them shoo (e)
I make fun (f)
Way they run (f)
I won't cry (g)
So they fly (g)
I just smile (h)
They go wild (h)
Life doesn't frighten me at all.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
I go boo (e)
Make them shoo (e)
I make fun (f)
Way they run (f)
I won't cry (g)
So they fly (g)
I just smile (h)
They go wild (h)
Life doesn't frighten me at all. (a)
Rhyme Scheme Practice
The rhyme scheme of the “Life Doesn’t Frighten
Me” is a,a,a,b,b,a,c,c,a,d,d,a,e,e,f,f,g,g,h,h,a.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
Gaily bedight, (a)
A gallant knight, (a)
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
Gaily bedight, (a)
A gallant knight, (a)
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
Gaily bedight, (a)
A gallant knight, (a)
In sunshine and in shadow, (b)
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado. (b)
Rhyme Scheme Practice
Gaily bedight, (a)
A gallant knight, (a)
In sunshine and in shadow, (b)
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado. (b)
Rhyme Scheme Practice
Gaily bedight, (a)
A gallant knight, (a)
In sunshine and in shadow, (b)
Had journeyed long, (c)
Singing a song, (c)
In search of Eldorado. (b)
Rhyme Scheme Practice
Gaily bedight, (a)
A gallant knight, (a)
In sunshine and in shadow, (b)
Had journeyed long, (c)
Singing a song, (c)
In search of Eldorado. (b)
The rhyme scheme for this stanza is a,a,b,c,c,b.
Rhyme Scheme Practice
The rhyme scheme for all three stanzas is
a,a,b,c,c,b,d,d,b,e,e,b,f,f,b,g,g,b.
Figures of Speech
Simile – A comparison between two unlike
things that share a similar quality. Similes use
comparison words such as “like,” “as,” or
“resembles.”
Figures of Speech
Simile – A comparison between two unlike
things that share a similar quality. Similes use
comparison words such as “like,” “as,” or
“resembles.”
Example:
Sally runs as fast as the wind.
Figures of Speech
Simile – A comparison between two unlike
things that share a similar quality. Similes use
comparison words such as “like,” “as,” or
“resembles.”
Example:
Sally runs as fast as the wind.
Figures of Speech
Simile – A comparison between two unlike
things that share a similar quality. Similes use
comparison words such as “like,” “as,” or
“resembles.”
Example:
Life is like a roller coaster.
Figures of Speech
Simile – A comparison between two unlike
things that share a similar quality. Similes use
comparison words such as “like,” “as,” or
“resembles.”
Example:
Life is like a roller coaster.
Figures of Speech
Metaphor – A comparison between two unlike
things that share a similar quality. There is no
comparison word used.
Figures of Speech
Metaphor – A comparison between two unlike
things that share a similar quality. There is no
comparison word used.
Example:
“Love is a warm summer day.”
Figures of Speech
Metaphor – A comparison between two unlike
things that share a similar quality. There is no
comparison word used.
Example:
“Love is a warm summer day.”
(Notice that there is no comparison word.)
Figures of Speech
Metaphor – A comparison between two unlike
things that share a similar quality. There is no
comparison word used.
Example:
John was a guided missile on the football field.
Practice: Simile or Metaphor
“The sun had set,…and a thin veil of light
pressed against our house and the Modder
River as it crawled like a fat brown snake out
of the mountains” (“Night Calls,” p. 569).
Practice: Simile or Metaphor
“The sun had set,…and a thin veil of light
pressed against our house and the Modder
River as it crawled like a fat brown snake out
of the mountains” (“Night Calls,” p. 569).
Simile
Practice: Simile or Metaphor
“The heron’s neck was liquid in the moonlight”
(“Night Calls,” p. 570).
Practice: Simile or Metaphor
“The heron’s neck was liquid in the moonlight”
(“Night Calls,” p. 570).
Metaphor
Practice: Simile or Metaphor
“Its beak glinted like a dagger” (Night Calls,” p.
570).
Practice: Simile or Metaphor
“Its beak glinted like a dagger” (Night Calls,” p.
570).
Simile
Practice: Simile or Metaphor
“The continuum of testing is like a river
that never ends.” (Pat Abrams – English
teacher, Fairfax H.S.)
Practice: Simile or Metaphor
“The continuum of testing is like a river
that never ends.” (Pat Abrams – English
teacher, Fairfax H.S.)
Simile
Practice: Simile or Metaphor
“When Papa saw us, he began running swiftly,
easily, like the wind” (from Roll of Thunder,
Hear My Cry).
Practice: Simile or Metaphor
“When Papa saw us, he began running swiftly,
easily, like the wind” (from Roll of Thunder,
Hear My Cry).
Simile
Practice: Simile or Metaphor
“O beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the greeneyed monster, which doth mock the meat it
feeds on” (Iago to Othello, Othello, Act III, iii).
Practice: Simile or Metaphor
“O beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the greeneyed monster, which doth mock the meat it
feeds on” (Iago to Othello, Othello, Act III, iii).
Metaphor
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