We will continue working with "Half Hanged Mary" today. On Friday, you began reading the poem, and you were to identify examples of metaphor, simile, and personification along the way. Today, you will be placed in groups to work more with the poem.
Your first job will be to finish finding the examples of figurative language. Then, each group will be assigned 1-3 sections of the poem to analyze more closely.
When you receive your section(s), complete the following steps/ answer the following questions:
- Complete all steps of TWIST for that section. You do not need to translate every line! This time, summarize each stanza into 2-3 sentences.
- Circle the words that stand out most in your sections. What are the negative/ positive connotations that go with those words? Why did Atwood select those particular words?
- What is the mood of each section? How do you know?
- What is the most powerful image in your section?
Once each group has finished analyzing, you will present your findings to the class. So, please be prepared to do that; assign certain parts to all members of the group. Each of you should play some role in the presentation.