Rain
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by Lisa Fichthorn-Scumpieru
| 9 Questions
Note from the author:
This explored the poem "Rain". Students looked at the poem once without any direction and then was given the GoFormative.
This was the first poem you were able to analyze in my class without any support. Now you are going to get some support on how to analyze this poem. Follow the directions as you go through this piece.
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5 pts
Ponder the title of the poem. What you you think it means? Consider both denotation and connotation.
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5 pts
In two to four sentences, translate what the poem is about. Do not go under or over the amount of sentences.
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5 pts
Find three words or lines in the poem that you think are important. What do they mean beyond the literal? Are they symbolic, figurative, etc.?
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5 pts
What is the speaker's attitude or tone?
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5 pts
Does the tone shift during the poem? If so, how so? If not, why does it stay consistent?
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5 pts
Now that you answered 2-5, what could the title mean beyond the literal level? Explain.
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5 pts
What is the theme of the poem? Make it the message and a sentence that can apply to many ideas. Explain.
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5 pts
Look at the chart above. The poet is from El Salvador. Why is this chart significant for your understanding of the poem? What does the chart reveal? Explain with evidence from the poem and the chart.
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5 pts
Find three more facts about El Salvador that may help the class understand the poem "Rain". Cut and paste the information in to the space provided.
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