Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Finish TPS-FAST analysis of "The Boy Died in My Alley" by Gwendolyn Brooks
Write a poetry journal response (100-300 words) for "The Boy Died in My Alley," remembering to discuss a particular line or part of the poem, and to reflect on the poem both emotionally and as a reader (hint: use sentence starters from both "Engagement" and "Metacognition" sides of handout)

Begin brainstorming or drafting "Neighborhood" poem for Friday

  1. Must convey a clear emotion (fear, regret, happiness, frustration, anger, sadness, pride, etc.)
  2. Must include one of the rhetorical devices we saw in "The Boy Died in My Alley"
  • repetition
  • metaphor
  • dialogue
  • unusual capitalization
  • rhyme
  • personification
  • assonance
  • consonance 
  • alliteration
  • caesura
  • enjambment