Identify Figurative Language
Rhymes/Sounds
Poetry Context Clues
Tone/Theme/Mood
Analyze Figurative Language
100

"You are beautiful and faded
Like an old opera tune

What is a simile?

100
Sally Sells Sea Shells by the Sea Shore
What is alliteration?
100

  "Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December;

And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor."

What does the word "ember" mean here?

What is a spark from the fire?

100
A view about life that is not directly stated. A lesson the author wants us to take away from the poem.
What is theme?
100

"You are beautiful and faded
Like an old opera tune"

What is the meaning of the simile?

It is comparing the person to an old opera tune, and saying they are beautiful and old in a good way. 

200

They stretched in a never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:

What is a hyperbole?

200
What is the rhyme scheme of this poem? I heard a bird sing In the dark of December. A magical thing And sweet to remember. 'We are nearer to Spring Than we were in September," I heard a bird sing In the dark of December.
What is ABAB ABAB?
200

“’Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door—

Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door;—

            This it is and nothing more.”


What does the word "entreating" mean here?

What is trying to enter, or seaking?

200
The attitude a poem implies.
What is tone?
200

What is the meaning of this personification?

"And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor."

The sparks are dying out like people who become ghosts.

300

Let them be as flowers, always watered, fed, guarded, admired, but harnessed to a pot of dirt. I’d rather be a tall, ugly weed,

What is a metaphor?

300

What type of rhyme is used in this quote? "Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,"

What is internal rhyme?

300

"Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,

In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore;

    Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;"

What does the word "yore" mean here?

What is long ago?

300
The feeling or atmosphere of a poem.
What is mood?
300

What is the meaning of this simile?

“look like the innocent flower, / But be the serpent under't”

Look innocent, but be malicious and evil in secret.

400
The flame of the candle danced in the wind.
What is personification?
400
What tool is used to create emphasis in this poem? Hint: It is NOT rhyme. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; All the King's horses and all the King's men Couldn't put Humpty together again
What is repetition?
400

"Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,

By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,"

What does the word "countenance" mean here?

What is a facial expression?

400
What tone is implied by this statement? GET OUT OF MY ROOM!!
What is anger/frustration?
400

Analyze the meaning of the personification is in the poem: "Have you got a brook in your little heart, Where bashful flowers blow, And blushing birds go down to drink, And shadows tremble so?" Emily Elizabeth Dickinson, Have You Got A Brook In Your Little Heart

The speaker is comparing the person's heart and feelings to a bashful flower, a blushing brook, and a shadow that trembles so the person is nervous and scared.

500

Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden1 sank to grief, So Dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.

What is allusion?

500
What is the rhyme scheme? 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;
What is ABAAB?
500

“Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,” I said, “art sure no craven,

Ghastly grim and ancient Raven wandering from the Nightly shore—"

What does the word "grim" mean here?

What is depressing, sad, forbidding?

500

What is the tone of this poem?

Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden1 sank to grief, So Dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.

What is sad, grief-filled?

500

What is the metaphor in this poem?

Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden1 sank to grief, So Dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.

The speaker is comparing nature's greenness (youth) to gold (wealth), so it's saying that everyone grows old and everything will die even though we would all like to stay young forever. 

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