Poetry & song analysis - thornezone.weebly.com

Poetry & song analysis - thornezone.weebly.com

POETRY & SONG ANALYSIS Directions: In small groups today you will compare a poem and a song by completing the following: TPCASTT for each text Compare/contrast document discussing each text Context of Composition- Discussing the importance of understanding the impact of the text during the time in which it was published/released. Find a song on your playlist that relates to the two texts you will read/listen to today. C.E.I Paragraphs: Write 2-3 paragraphs [7 sentences each] comparing the similarities and differences of the two texts. You should also discuss the importance of reading and discussing these poems today. ***EVERYTHING SHOULD BE ON YOUR POST-IT TODAY EXCEPT FOR THE TWO CEI PARAGRAPHS. Group #1: Read the poem: Mother to Son by Langston Hughes Published in 1922 Complete TPCASTT Liston to the song: Dear Mama by Tupac Shakur Released in 1995 Complete TPCASTT Complete the compare/contrast document on a

separate sheet of paper Discuss what the tacks and splinters symbolize in Hughes poem and how they relate to what Tupacs mother endured. [ON YOUR OWN] Find a song on your playlist that discusses a similar theme. Describe how and why the song relates to the texts you read today in class. What is the tone of the artist? How does that impact the meaning of the song? CONTEXT OF COMPOSITION: Research the author of each of the texts above. Write down your findings. Describe how the context of the text influenced the overall purpose of the text. What was the author going through and how did that impact their writing? How does the context of the text impact the purpose of the text? Group #2: Read the poem: I, Too by Langston Hughes Published 1926 Complete TPCASTT Liston to the song: The Times They are AChanging by Bob Dylan Released 1964 Complete TPCASTT

Complete the compare/contrast document on a separate sheet of paper [ON YOUR OWN] Find a song on your playlist that discusses a similar theme. Describe how and why the song relates to the texts you read today in class. What is the tone of the artist? How does that impact the meaning of the song? CONTEXT OF COMPOSITION: Research the author of each of the texts above. Write down your findings. Describe how the context of the text influenced the overall purpose of the text. What was the author going through and how did that impact their writing? How does the context of the text impact the purpose of the text? [ON YOUR OWN] C.E.I Paragraphs: Write 23 paragraphs [7 sentences each] comparing the similarities and differences of the two texts. You should also discuss the importance of reading and discussing these poems today. Group #3: Read the poem: Saturdays Child by Countee Cullen Published sometime between 1903-1946 Complete TPCASTT Analyze the use of personification and irony.

Liston to the song: Cats in the Cradle by Harry Chapin Released in 1974 Complete TPCASTT Analyze the use of personification and irony. Complete the compare/contrast document on a separate sheet of paper Determine whether the allusion to the silver spoon has the same meaning in both pieces. [ON YOUR OWN] Find a song on your playlist that discusses a similar theme. Describe how and why the song relates to the texts you read today in class. What is the tone of the artist? How does that impact the meaning of the song? CONTEXT OF COMPOSITION: Research the author of each of the texts above. Write down your findings. Describe how the context of the text influenced the overall purpose of the text. What was the author going through and how did that impact their writing? How does the context of the text impact the purpose of the text? [ON YOUR OWN] C.E.I Paragraphs: Write 23 paragraphs [7 sentences each] comparing the similarities and differences

of the two texts. You should also discuss the importance of reading and discussing these poems today. Group #4: Read the poem: The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes Published in 1906 Complete TPCASTT Write out the storyline that is being told in this song. Discuss the repetition, rhyme, alliteration, similes, and metaphors used in this piece. Liston to the song: Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac Released in 1987 Complete TPCASTT Complete the compare/contrast document on a separate sheet of paper Determine whether the allusion to the silver spoon has the same meaning in both pieces. [ON YOUR OWN] Find a song on your playlist that discusses a similar theme. Describe how and why the song relates to the texts you read today in class. What is the tone of the artist? How does that impact the meaning of the song? CONTEXT OF COMPOSITION: Research the author of each of the texts

above. Write down your findings. Describe how the context of the text influenced the overall purpose of the text. What was the author going through and how did that impact their writing? How does the context of the text impact the purpose of the text? [ON YOUR OWN] C.E.I Paragraphs: Write 23 paragraphs [7 sentences each] comparing the similarities and differences of the two texts. You should also discuss the importance of reading and discussing these poems today. Group #5: Read the poem: Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson Published 1897 Complete TPCASTT Liston to the song: Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles Released in 1966 Complete TPCASTT Consider how the speaker in each text is wearing a mask for the world but dealing with issues internally. Complete the compare/contrast document on a separate sheet of paper Determine whether the allusion to the silver spoon has the

same meaning in both pieces. [ON YOUR OWN] Find a song on your playlist that discusses a similar theme. Describe how and why the song relates to the texts you read today in class. What is the tone of the artist? How does that impact the meaning of the song? CONTEXT OF COMPOSITION: Research the author of each of the texts above. Write down your findings. Describe how the context of the text influenced the overall purpose of the text. What was the author going through and how did that impact their writing? How does the context of the text impact the purpose of the text? C.E.I Paragraphs: Write 2-3 paragraphs [7 sentences each] comparing the similarities and differences of the two texts. You should also discuss the importance of reading and discussing these poems today.

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