As one would expect from the title, the poem is in traditional sonnet form of fourteen lines of iambic pentameter of which the last two lines form a couplet. Her facility with meter and rhyme she was known to have written hundreds of sonnets initially brought Brooks to prominence in with her first book of poems, A Street in Bronzeville.
Planning Your Video Directions: In your group split up the poem and decide who will be reading each section. Remember everyone MUST read and the poem should be split up evenly. Each group member should mark on their poem who is reading what.
Will it change at all? As a group start mapping out your project together using the movie map worksheet. Pretend the boxes are the views from the camera and use them to illustrate: Use the lines below the boxes to make any notes to yourself.
For example, film with shadows over her face or tilt the camera up during this clip. Consider props, costumes, and anything else that might enhance your video.
The first groups finished with the plan will be the first to begin filming. If you put your fingers all over it you image will not be clean looking. Make sure you mic built into the camera is close enough to your subject. Once you turn on the camera to record wait about 3 seconds before you begin speaking, and after you finish speaking wait another 3 seconds before you stop recording.
If they are standing in bright sunlight it might case your subject to squint their eyes or the sun might cast harsh shadows on their face s. Sometimes finding a shady spot where the light is more neutral is a good idea.
Wind can also drown out your sound. Have fun and be creative! Filming Tips Story Boards Use the storyboard template linked below to begin planning your poetry video.
In the boxes draw what the camera will see. Consider background, angle, and sunlight. On the lines below the boxes write notes to remind you what you will be doing.By Gwendolyn Brooks Brandon Pratt Caleb Yu The Sonnet-Balled Oh mother, mother, where is happiness?
They took my lover's tallness off to war, Left me lamenting. Overview: Students will be completing two poetry units during the first semester this year. The first unit focuses on figurative language and poetic devices, and the second unit teaches form by investigating different types of poetry. The HyperTexts English Poetry Timeline and Chronology English Literature Timeline and Chronology World Literature Timeline and Chronology This is a timeline of English poetry and literature, from the earliest Celtic, Gaelic, Druidic, Anglo-Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman works, to the present day.
American poet Gwendolyn Brooks gave her poem "The Sonnet-Ballad" an apt title. Ballads traditionally tell a story -- oftentimes tragic -- while sonnets are expressions of love.
THE SONNET BALLAD by Gwendolyn Brooks Oh mother. mother, where is happiness? They took my lover's tallness off to war, Left me lamenting.
now i cannot guess What i can use an empty-heart for. He won't be coming back here any more. Some day the war will end, but, oh, i knew.
Gwendolyn Brooks' The Ballad of Late Annie - Gwendolyn Brooks' The Ballad of Late Annie "The Ballad of Late Annie" is one of several poems from Gwendolyn Brooks' "Notes from the Childhood and the Girlhood" section of her book Annie Allen.