Poetry Review With your group decide on the answer to the following questions and hold up the correct answer sign as quickly as you can. The fastest group will win the point for that question. Poetry’s paragraph, a group of lines Two or more words that begin with the same sound Poem without a regular rhyme scheme Comparison of 2 unlike things Pattern of rhymes at the end of lines in a poem Comparison of 2 unlike things using “like” or “as” How many stanzas does this poem have? Sidekicks by Ronald Koertge They were never handsome and often came with a hormone imbalance manifested by corpulence, a yodel of a voice or ears big as kidneys. But each was brave. More than once a sidekick has thrown himself in front of our hero in order to receive the bullet or blow meant for that perfect face and body. Thankfully, heroes never die in movies and leave the sidekick alone. He would not stand for it. Gabby or Pat, Pancho or Andy remind us of a part of ourselves, the dependent part that can never grow up, the part that is painfully eager to please, always wants a hug and never gets enough. Who could sit in a darkened theatre, listen to the organ music and watch the best of ourselves lowered into the ground while the rest stood up there, tears pouring off that enormous nose. Free verse or rhyme scheme? Lines Martha Collins Draw a line. Write a line. There. Stay in line, hold the line, a glance between the lines is fine but don't turn corners, cross, cut in, go over or out, between two points of no return's a line of flight, between two points of view's a line of vision. But a line of thought is rarely straight, an open line's no party line, however fine your point. A line of fire communicates, but drop your weapons and drop your line, consider the shortest distance from x to y, let x be me, let y be you. Simile, Metaphor or Alliteration? His spirit was as bright as a fire. Simile, Metaphor or Alliteration? Doug dances on a disco floor. Simile, Metaphor or Alliteration? The green ooze was as jiggly as my mom’s Jell-o. Simile, Metaphor or Alliteration? She is a raging bull. How many stanzas does this poem have? The Bat Theodore Roethke By day the bat is cousin to the mouse. He likes the attic of an aging house. His fingers make a hat about his head. His pulse beat is so slow we think him dead. He loops in crazy figures half the night Among the trees that face the corner light. But when he brushes up against a screen, We are afraid of what our eyes have seen: For something is amiss or out of place When mice with wings can wear a human face. Free verse or rhyme scheme? Messy Room by Shel Silverstein Whosever room this is should be ashamed! His underwear is hanging on the lamp. His raincoat is there in the overstuffed chair, And the chair is becoming quite mucky and damp. His workbook is wedged in the window, His sweater's been thrown on the floor. His scarf and one ski are beneath the TV, And his pants have been carelessly hung on the door. His books are all jammed in the closet, His vest has been left in the hall. A lizard named Ed is asleep in his bed, And his smelly old sock has been stuck to the wall. Whosever room this is should be ashamed! Donald or Robert or Willie or-Huh? You say it's mine? Oh, dear, I knew it looked familiar!