Poetry Scavenger Hunt
By Samuel, Jordan, and Sneha
Four Elements of Poetry
We think that the mood of this poem is calming. Our reason for thinking that it is calming is that the trees making noise would kind of be like white noise which is calming. The form of this poem would be list poetry. We think that it is list because it has some rhyming and it is also listing what the trees do without a certain order. The purpose of writing this poem was probably to express the author's feelings about trees. Finally, the central idea of this poem would be: Nature can make soothing, relaxing, and even interesting sounds.
In Long Trip, there are sections of the poem that have 2 words that start with the same letters. The orange circles identify the pairs of words that show alliteration.
In, At The Flick of a Switch, At the beginning of most of the lines, There is a onomatopoeia of the machine that is polluting and at the end of the poem, it goes, "Cough-cough." because of the machines polluting.
In, Some Rivers, the author makes the river act like a human. The author says, "rumble and fall, no hurry, nursing a frog, chain, stain, and pain, push." There are many more examples of personification circled in yellow.
In For Mugs, at end of each line there is a word that rhymes with the next line's word. Each rhyming word is circled in red to easily see the pairs of rhyming words.
We found a metaphor in, Belinda Blue. This metaphor is comparing her yell/scream to the sound of a sonic boom without using like or as.
In, They Never Send Sam to the Store Anymore, They used a simile to make a comparison between a elephant and a mouse. The pink circle is showing "an elephant AS small as a mouse."
Sensory Language/ Imagery
- You can hear a cow.
- You can imagine the sound of summer.
- You can smell the hay.
- You can hear squirrels scratch and chickens hatch.
- You can imagine seeing bats dancing.
- You can see a crow's nose.
Line, Line Breaks, and Stanzas
The green arrows show you each Vocab item. The arrows point to each of the three features: line, line breaks, and stanza.
The rhythm is the beat of the poem or the way you read the poem. The rhythm is underlined in blue.
The meter the the rhythmic patterns of the syllables in the poem. The meter is underlined in red.