1. Quiz review. Students received their quizzes from yesterday and we clarified some information.
2. Sound quiz. Students took a quiz on sound devices.
3. Enjambment notes. On the back of L24, students wrote:
definition: line breaks, especially in the middle of a sentence
– DIVIDE the poem into rhythm or rhyme scheme
– put the same # of syllables in certain lines
– rhyme at the end of each line
– EMPHASIZE a single word or phrase by putting it on its own line
– DOUBLE MEANING
– Meaning #1: a line on its own, without the rest of the sentence
– Meaning #2: the line and the rest of the sentence
In health class,
we had sex
The reader sees two meanings:
– #1: In health class, we had sex. Oh no!
– #2: In health class, we had sex education. Oh, that makes sense.
– POINT OUT SIMILARITIES by making the line structure similar (same number of syllables, words, or similar phrasing)
getting up mornings
vacuuming the floor
[insert the rest of poem here, blah, blah, blah]
Later, I will be
calling my boyfriend
– Four lines are formatted the same, using initial -ing words and five syllables each. The result? Even though I don’t say I think calling my boyfriend is unpleasant, or a chore, I am implying that it is similar through my enjambment.
– UNIT OF MEANING: each line has its own meaning, is its own idea. Group ideas in lines, start a new line with a new idea.
If you were absent, download and print out all these notes here: Enjambment Absent
4. Enjambment practice. Using the laptops, students copied and pasted one of the paragraphs below into a MS Word document. They then had to add line breaks to create a certain meaning from the prose. Some examples are posted below.
HW: Honors only – Find a paragraph in a book, magazine, newspaper, or website (or somewhere else). You can use anything you didn’t write and that’s not already a poem or a song. Then, type it up or rewrite it, adding line breaks in meaningful places to turn it into a poem. You should not add, switch, or remove any words, but you can add, switch, or remove punctuation and capitalization. Due tomorrow.