Friday, January 20, 2012

Assignment: English 17 (7:30-9:00)

Scan and identify the rhyming schemes of the following excerpts. You will present your work on Tuesday, January 24, 2011. In your report, you need to give a backgrounder on the poet and the poem. The group must also need to present a visual aid of the scanned excerpt. Please make sure that your visual aid’s text is large enough to be read by everyone in the classroom.

Notes on Scansion

rhythm: the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line.
meter: the number of feet in a line.
scansion: Describing the rhythms of poetry by dividing the lines into feet, marking the locations of stressed and unstressed syllables, and counting the syllables.