Mini-Lesson Extended Metaphor

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Published on July 13, 2014

Author: sdcoats



The Extended Metaphor in Poetry: The Extended Metaphor in Poetry By Scott Coats July 12, 2014 Objectives: Students will be able to identify and define the literary device “Extended Metaphor”. Students will learn and practice the “Close Reading” strategy SOAPS. Students will complete this strategy on their own and identify an extended metaphor in a poem of their choice. Objectives 1. Introduction: Teacher will ask and discuss the following questions with students: What is imagery and why is it used? What is a metaphor? What do you think “extended metaphor” mean? Write ideas on the board and come to the following definition: a metaphor introduced and then further developed throughout all or part of a literary work, especially a poem 1. Introduction 2. Demonstration: Read the poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost to the class projecting it for them to see. Explain and discuss SOAPS S – Speaker O –Occasion A – Audience P – Purpose S – Subject T eacher fills out SOAPS for the poem using a doc cam or on an overhead projector talking students through the process. 2. Demonstration 3. Guided Practice: Teacher passes out copies of “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes and reads it aloud to the class. Students read the poem individually and jot down their ideas for SOAPS. Students discuss and refine their ideas with their partners in preparation for a classwide shareout Students share and teacher comes up with a collective answer for SOAPS displaying on doc cam. Using this SOAPS students will then discuss with their partners the “extended metaphor in the poem. Teacher has students share out their answers 3 . Guided Practice 4. Application: Teacher passes out 2 poems to the class to take home for homework, “Hope” by Emily Dickenson and “Habitation” by Maragret Atwood. Students are to read both for homework, and choose one to complete a SOAPS. After completing SOAPS, students write a paragraph outlining the imagery and explaining the extended metaphor in the poem. 4. Application 5.Assessment/Reflection: Students share their SOAPS and paragraph with a partner and prepare to share out with the class. The class discusses SOAPS and the extended metaphors for each poem. Students turn in their SOAPS paragraph to be evaluated by the teacher. 5.Assessment/Reflection

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