√ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Poetic Device Chart (Knowledge Rating Scale) How to Write a Literary Analysis Essay PowerPoint Notes!!! Allusion Worksheet Bryant Author Notes “Thanatopsis” Notes and Chart Poe Author Notes Poe Analysis Chart Notes Dickinson Author Notes Dickinson Poem Notes Frost Author Notes Modernism Notes “Out, Out” Chart “Mending Wall” Worksheet and Chart Ms. Landon’s Web Site! http://www.jessamine.k12.ky.us/olc/teacher.asp x?s=1028 • You may use your notes. • You may not use your textbook. • Plan ahead, so you can finish your essay in one class period. • Use third person only. • Write in ink! I will deduct points. • You can work on your original poem after the test. • If you use at least three vocabulary words in your essay, you will earn bonus points! • You must use the words correctly.. • Earn up to five points of extra credit (one point per word). AB = Author Background MI = Main Idea/Purpose TH = Thesis Statement TS = Topic Sentence IQ = Introduce Quotes D = Identify Devices 3E = Three Specific Examples 3P = Use Third Person X = Expound/Explain • Make sure you develop and explain your ideas. • Each paragraph should contain at least six sentences. • Introduce quotes! • Include line numbers after quotes. (98). More Tips • You may want to re-read the poems and write down addition notes to make sure you have enough literary devices to discuss in your essay. • If you want to group similes and metaphors in one body paragraph and label it “comparisons,” that is acceptable. Example Thesis Statements • In the poem “The Raven,” Edgar Allen Poe uses poetic devices such as repetition, allusions, and onomatopoeia to express feelings of sorrow and death. • Edgar Allen Poe uses allusions, rhyme scheme, and onomatopoeia in “The Raven” to reveal that the speaker was constantly reminded of death and the haunting of his sweet Lenore. • In “Thanatopsis” William Cullen Bryant uses personification, imagery, and juxtaposition to reveal the connection between nature and death. • William Cullen Bryant uses personification, simile, and imagery in “Thanatopsis” to illustrate when people die, they become nature. Example Topic Sentences • Frost’s utilization of onomatopoeia or sound words in “Out, Out” permits the author to bring the saw to life. • Poe uses repetition in his poem “The Raven” to reiterate and place emphasis on death and its haunting presence. Example Body Paragraph Edgar Allen Poe uses many allusions in his poem “The Raven” to give a feel of negative emotions using a gothic style. One of these examples in the poem is “On the Night’s Plutonian Shore!” This is important because Plutonian is in relation to Pluto, who is the Roman god of death, so this scene is filled with dark, deathlike feelings. When the raven comes in and lands, the raven “perched upon a bust of Pallas.” This is important because it makes one feel like the raven is a messenger of death because he lands upon Athena, who is the goddess of wisdom. Finally, at the end of the poem the speaker asks, “Is there a balm in Gilead?” He is asking if there is a way to make the pain of his lost love one go away. All of these allusions portray death and negative feelings in the poem.