REMEMBER: Your reading card, and all leftover reading work, is due the day of your final.
1/3 of your final exam will be multiple choice or short answer questions on poetic devices.
2/3 of your final exam will be mini-arguments proving the MOODS of poems
You should bring your “Words to Describe Mood” sheet to your final. No other notes or handouts will be allowed.
Poetic Devices to know and review: [click here to go to sample questions on these poetic devices]
(Be prepared to define AND identify all of the following.)
Mini-Arguments proving MOOD: [click here to go to sample poems and practice proving their moods]
[Note: You will be asked to write a mini-argument for each of 2-3 different poems).
You will need to be able to read a poem, identify several (4 or more) things that the poem is doing to create a mood, and decide what specific mood the poem creates. Then you will have to write a mini-argument proving that this is the mood of the poem. In your argument you must include:
Your mini-arguments should be 1-2 paragraphs each, and you MUST EDIT YOUR WORK. Sloppy work with a lot of spelling and grammar mistakes will be graded down severely.