Poetry Presentation

Composition II

What is it?

We are combining two forms of writing – literary analysis with comparison and contrast. We are also combining two forms of art – classic poetry and pop music. Choose a poem from your assigned poet and match it with a pop song that can be compared and contrasted. Look for similar themes and messages, and patterns and styles. Find 3 points of comparison or contrast to use.

Requirements

Create a PowerPoint presentation that introduces the class to a poet and her/his poetry, and a pop song.

Must use 10 slides (details on following slides)

Must be presented in class

Title

This is the first slide of the presentation – include the poet’s name, title, your name, and pictures to pique the audience’s interest.

Poet Biography

Present 15-20 facts about the poet

Include relevant pictures and graphics

Poem

Choose a poem from this poet and copy it in its entirety on the slide(s).

If you can find an audio recording, embed it in the slide to share; otherwise, read it aloud.

Poem

Perform SOAPSTone for the poem and list it on the slide.

S – speaker

O – occasion (what)

A – audience

P – purpose (why)

S – subject (theme)

Tone – mood or atmosphere

Pop Song

Choose a pop song and copy it in its entirety on the slide(s).

If you can find an audio recording, embed it in the slide to share; otherwise, read it aloud.

Pop Song

Perform SOAPSTone for the pop song and list it on the slide.

S – speaker

O – occasion (what)

A – audience

P – purpose (why)

S – subject (theme)

Tone – mood or atmosphere

Literary Element #1

Literary Element #1 Paragraph (Ex. Rhyme scheme) – include specific text examples

Literary Element #2

Literary Element #2 Paragraph (Ex. Tone) – include specific text examples

Literary Element #3

Literary Element #3 Paragraph (Ex. Theme) – include specific text examples

MLA

Provide the Works Cited page

Shmoop Editorial Team. “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night.” Shmoop. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 18 Aug. 2017.

The Norton Sampler with Inquisitive. Edited by Thomas J. Cooley, 8th ed. Norton.

Presentation

Introduction – Introduce yourself and topic in a clear, coherent, and relevant manner.

Knowledge – Student demonstrates full knowledge (more than required) by presenting information with explanations and elaboration.

Organization – Presents information in a logical, interesting sequence which the audience can easily follow.

Eye Contact & Verbal Presentation Skills – Student maintains eye contact with audience and seldom returns to notes written on note cards. Student uses a clear voice and correct, precise pronunciation of all terms so that all audience members can hear.

Appearance – Student is dressed in professional business attire that demonstrates knowledge of the audience’s expectations.

Business Casual Dress Code

Appropriate business casual dress typically includes slacks or khakis, dress shirt or blouse, open-collar or polo shirt, optional tie or seasonal sport coat, a dress or skirt at knee-length or below, a tailored blazer, knit shirt or sweater, and loafers or dress shoes that cover all or most of the foot.

Extra Credit

Include a RELEVANT meme for extra credit!