This activity asks students to analysis stylistic choices in Yeat's poem, "The Second Coming."
Example questions are:
1. Which words are strongest and draw the most attention from the reader? List them and briefly explain why you chose them.
5. Find an example of a sentence that uses non-traditional syntax. Write the sentence & label the parts of speech.
6. Find an example of each of the following types of sentence. Write the sentence and the line number.
In order to complete this activity, students should have a working knowledge of both terms: diction and syntax. They should also understand how to identify traditional and non-traditional syntax.
You could easily use this for a group activity or a more formal graded assignment. You could also pick out individual questions to discuss as a class!
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