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4 TH SIX WEEKS Slide 2 WARM-UP: In your journal, answer the following questions: 1.Do some words have more power than others? 2.Does the way you phrase something (the words you choose to use) sometimes determine the answer you receive in return? Slide 3 THE POWER OF LANGUAGE To communicate means to send information in a way that enables others to understand it. Often, we use words to communicate our thoughts & feelings. HOW DOES LANGUAGE INFLUENCE PEOPLE? Slide 4 o In our warm-up, you were asked if some words have more power than others. o Not only that, but can the words you choose to speak or write actually affect others? o Do words have the power to influence peoples decisions? o Do you agree that if words influence a persons actions, then words can bring about change? Lets look at an example: http://youtu.be/Hzgzim5m7oU Slide 5 Can you think of a type of writing that requires the writer to really focus on word choice? Hint: They use powerful words that create vivid images and evoke emotion. In fact, a ________ can say in a few words what others have been trying to say their whole lives. _ _ _ _ Y Slide 6 The song, of course, can vary in tone, the attitude it expresses toward the subject. - It can be sad in tone lamenting the loss of a grandparent. Or a poem may reflect the other end of our emotional scale the happy feeling of liking another person or owning a puppy. Poetry, then, is an emotional response to the world around us. Slide 7 No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world. ~Dead Poets Society http://youtu.be/tpeLSMKNFO4 Slide 8 See, a poem doesnt resemble a story in which the sentences flow evenly from margin to margin. A poem doesnt look like a play with its cast of characters confined to a space called the stage. A poem is not an essay with its logic & heavy words. No, a poem has its own meaning and shape. IN FACT, A POEM CAN EVEN BE TINY. http://youtu.be/-JhwaRYOgxo Slide 9 1.Think about what you think poetry is or means to you. 2.Bring something to class tomorrow that represents POETRY to you. (It could be your favorite song lyrics copied on a piece of paper, a picture of a beautiful sunset, your favorite toy/stuffed animal/blanket from your childhood, a letter or note from a relative or best friend, etc.) IN OTHER WORDS, BRING SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVE EMOTIONAL TIES TO ASSIGNMENT: