SLA multiple genres strand teks talk image

Knowledge and Skills Statement

Multiple genres: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts--genres. The student recognizes and analyzes genre-specific characteristics, structures, and purposes within and across increasingly complex traditional, contemporary, classical, and diverse texts.

Poets use meter and structural elements to emphasize, combine, or isolate certain details and/or ideas. Establishing a rhythm or flow can help the reader understand where the poet means to stress or subordinate parts of the poem. For example, the use of a line break can show how images or ideas are connected (because the thought is not finished by punctuation) but also creates a pause that allows the reader to consider the importance or impact of that single line.
the visual end of a line, which may be used to emphasize rhythm and sound, create meaning and visual effects, and substitute for punctuation
the basic rhythmic structure in verse composed of the number of stressed and unstressed syllables per line