Welcome: Poetry ( Rhythm)
Description: This WebQuest is about J. B. Boothroyd’s “And Now” is a five-stanza free verse poem depicting the ironic annoyance of a persona who wants the rhumba to be banned due to its pervasive, repetitious, up-tempo rhythm. While the persona expresses disgust at the music, the poem’s structure accentuates how enjoyable the rhythm is through the use of onomatopoeia, pun, rhyme, alliteration, repetition and lineation. At the end of this WebQuest students should become sensitized to the poet's use of various devices to achieve a particular rhythm in a poem.
Grade Level: 9-12
Curriculum: English / Language Arts
Keywords: Drum, rhythm, devices, poetry, rhumba, jusella, boothroyd
Author(s): Jusella Sinclair