Experiencing Poetry Graphic Organizer

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Initial Response: What does this poem seem to be about? This poem seems to be about a woman who claims to not love a person, but talks about the person in a loving way. Words: Were the words in this poem difficult or easy to understand? Was there any word or phrase that was powerful to you? The words were somewhat difficult to understand since this was written in the 1800s. The phrase “when thou art gone, I hate the sound (though those who speak be dear) Which breaks the lingering echo of the tone Thy voice of music leaves upon my ear.” Images: Did the poet create strong images? What could you see, hear, smell, taste, or feel? The poet created strong images of the bright, blue sky and the quiet stars. There was solitude that she created with her words that was very powerful. Figurative Language: What poetic devices were used in this poem? What did these poetic devices do for the poem? Did these devices help create imagery or communicate the author's feelings? She rhymed throughout the poem, her rhyme scheme being ABAB. This poetic device created a gentle sound. She used personification when saying the blue sky and the stars would be glad. Emotion: What emotion was the author trying to express? The emotion she was trying to express was melancholy and frustration. Structure: How is the poem organized (lines, stanzas, etc.)? What is unique or interesting about the structure of the poem? Does the poem rhyme? The poem was 4 lines in 1 stanza and the rhyme scheme was ABAB. The syllables were in a stable structure, always keeping close the 10-12 syllables each line. Meaning: What is the poem saying about life or love? Do you agree or disagree with this message? Explain. Are there any other reasonable ways to interpret this poem? It was saying that she didn't love a person, but still talks about a

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