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PostSubject: Week 2 Homework Due Sept 1   Wed 26 Aug 2015, 2:58 pm

Week 2 Homework Due Sept 1
> Write an acrostic poem using your first and middle names. Every letter should be a phrase that tells something about yourself. For example:

Totally dedicated to family
Reading and Writing =  Passion
A mom
Called to teach
Yearning to travel

Lifelong Learner
Yielded to Christ
Needs a vacation
Never on time
Extreme Walking Dead fan

>Read the poem completely through once silently and once aloud. 
Do the following:
1. Circle any words you don't know the meaning of, or are confused as to how they are used in the poem.

2. Highlight any literary devices you find. (figurative language)

3. Underline imagery (creates a picture in your mind.)

4. Put a box around any words that were used for special effect

Then write a poetry reflection using the guide following the poem below. Be sure to include all elements in the guide.

The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost, 1874 – 1963
 
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
 
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,


And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
 
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.


Elements of a Poetry Reflection:
1. Look up the words you circled and give their meaning.
2. What is the form or structure (line breaks, stanzas, etc.)
3. What is the Point of View? (who is speaking?)
4. What is the tone? (melancholy, pensive, rowdy, thoughtful, etc?)
5. Is there rhyme?
6. What do you think the poem is saying to you?
7. Discuss how the author uses figurative language.
8. What is your reaction to the poem? Do you like it? Why or why not?
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