Reading poetry & types of poetry

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<ul><li> 1. 1. What is a group of lines (any number of lines) called in poetry? (Hint: similar to a paragraph in prose)2. What is a group of 2 lines called in poetry?3. How many types of sonnets are there?4. What does it mean to interpret a poem?5. What are the two major categories of poetry (Hint: we discussed several types of poems in each of these two on Thursday).</li></ul> <p> 2. Literature pp. 763-778and other poems 3. What is the emotion or feeling youexperience when reading Return I? Does Return I ring true to you? Meaning:does this snapshot of a person returning toher home feel, taste, smell, sound and lookrealistic?How do you personally connect with thepoem?Why do you think Brand s tone shifts at thelast line?Do we have any warning of how the poemwill end before the last line? 4. Fetch? Balls and sticks capture my attentionseconds at a time. Catch? I dont think so.Bunny, tumbling leaf, a squirrel whosohjoyactually scared. Sniff the wind, thenIm off again: muck, pond, ditch, residueof any thrillingly dead thing. And you?Either youre sunk in the past, half our walk,thinking of what you never can bring back,or else youre off in some fog concerningtomorrow, is that what you call it? My work:to unsnare times warp (and woof!), retrieving,my haze-headed friend, you. This shining bark, a Zen masters bronzy gong, calls you here,entirely, now: bow-wow, bow-wow, bow-wow.Mark Doty, Golden Retrievals from Sweet Machine: Poems. Copyright 1998 byMark Doty. Reprinted with the permission of HarperCollins Publishers. 5. What is your initial reaction to this poem?How do you interpret it? (What do you think it means? Whatdoes it suggest?)Evaluation: 1. How good is it? 2. Is it successful? (Did it have the effect the poet intended?) 3. Was it personally and/or universally significant? 6. Watch the ball and do your thing. This is the moment. Heres your chance. Dont let anybody mess with your swing.Its time to shine. Youre in the ring. Step forward, adopt a winning stance, Watch the ball and do your thing,And while the ball is taking wing, Run without a backward glance. Dont let anybody mess with your swing.Dont let envious bastards bring You down. Ignore the sneers, the cants. watch the ball and do your thing.Sing out, if you want to sing. Jump up, when you long to dance. Dont let anybody mess with your swing.Enjoy your talents. Have your fling. The seasons change. The years advance. Watch the ball and do your thing, And dont let anybody mess with your swing. 7. Villanelle Composed of five three-line tercets and a finalfour-line quatrain Relies heavily on repetition First and third lines repeat throughout the poem </p>