Now let’s see how these terms contribute to a work of literature. Below you’ll find both the text and an audio presentation of a poem and a speech. Speeches can be poetic, just as poems can sometimes utilize diction that is rather speech-like. Here you’ll be able to see how effective these elements of poetry work together to create a powerful piece of literature. Complete the graphic organizer for the poem and an assignment where you recognize the use of these poetic devices in literature.
Today, you will focus on dissecting a single poem and some new literary terms it showcases. Don’t forget to put these on your Poetry Graphic Organizer! Later, you will explore this poem’s real-world political connections. Download the literary terms, the graphic organizer for this poemand read the poem. Both items are linked below.
Graphic Organizer for “If” Answer the two questions and fill out this chart for part 1
When you are ready, turn in your graphic organizer for “If” here. Don’t confuse your overall poetry graphic organizer here. I only want you to upload the graphic organizer that you just downloaded for this one poem.
Winston Churchill, June 4, 1940
Speeches and poems can have a lot in common. Both are meant to be heard and both make use of similar devices to make an impact. We’ll be studying how this speech and Kipling’s “If” make use of similar devices to be memorable and powerful. Listen and read for diction, repetition, overstatement, understatement and symbols in Churchill’s speech about the evacuation of British troops from France, when France fell to Germany in World War II. In it, Churchill calls upon symbols of Britain’s greatness to rally his country.
The links below will bring you to the text of the speech and to audio of Churchill delivering his speech.
Comparison Assignment Only fill this chart out for part 2
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