Intro to Poetry, cont`d

Intro to Poetry, cont’d
Figurative Language Terms
Directions: Identify the figurative language device that is being used in each the following examples:
Word Bank:
1. __________________________ Our teacher looked like a monster when she screamed.
2. __________________________ Your eyes are stars!
3. __________________________ I told my sister one million times, but she still didn’t get it.
4. __________________________ Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
5. __________________________ ZOOM! ZOOM! The car passed us quickly.
6. __________________________ The lawn ran toward the front door, jumping over sun-dials
and brick walks and burning gardens.
7. __________________________ He was a real Romeo with the ladies.
8. __________________________ “…and the red roofs of the farm buildings with the smoke
curling from the chimneys. It was a clear spring evening. The
grass and the bursting hedges were gilded by the level rays
of the sun.”
9. __________________________ The structure of an atom is like a solar system. The nucleus is
the sun and the electrons are the planets revolving around
their sun.
10. __________________________ Napoleon telling the other animals to go ahead while he
takes care of the milk is a clue that he will turn out to be a
sneaky, cunning character.
Directions: Read the following poem (twice) and answer the questions that follow:
By Joyce Kilmer
I think that I shall never see
A poem as lovely as a tree
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A next of robins in her hair,
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
1. Label and identify the rhyme scheme of this poem.
2. What simile is used early in the poem? What is being compared?
3. Where is there an example of “poetic license”?
4. Give one example of personification from the poem:
5. How many stanzas are there in the poem?
Use the following white space to draw a picture of a tree: