ELACCR4L5: Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.

Stanza: a grouping of lines in a poem

Personification: human characteristics are given to animals or objects

Metaphor: a figure of speech in which two things are compared

Simile: a figure of speech that uses ‘like,’ ‘as,’ or ‘as if’ to compare two things

Rhyme: when two words sound the same at the end of a line or stanza

Repetition: repeating a word in a poem

Theme: the meaning behind the poet’s reason for writing the poem

Mood: the way a poem makes you feel

Line: a single row of words in a poem

Meter: the rhythm in a poem (syllables)

After we go over the poetry lesson, they will be given a worksheet titled "Elements of Poetry: Rain" where they will go through the different elements and give details from the text to support their findings.

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