Wednesday May 13th 2020

We have completed Poetry and are moving on to Podcasts and Writing. Please check that tab for information



Friday May 8th, 2020

Here are some videos on how to record audio and video in your PowerPoint presentation. The third video is very useful for step 3 as you can make yourself as big as the slide and record your recitation.

written steps on how to record:






Tuesday April 28th, 2020

Lecture 7: Motifs and Quiz prep.


****Not my best work today. I think my brain melted around the 11 minute mark. I made a mistake when correcting the poem analysis question. I should have written that each stanza is organized as such. Line 1: 7 syllables, Line 2: 6 syllables, Line 3: 9 syllables, Line 4: 6 syllables.*****

Motif: a distinctive feature or dominant idea in an artistic or literary composition.

When we think distinctive and dominant this mean that a motif MUST be easily recognizable in a Poem. If it isn’t easily recognizable then it is not a motif.



Monday April 27th, 2020

Some notes on Rhyme, Rhythm and Meter. Check out these videos to familiarize yourself with these concepts.

Here is a great poem to practice your understanding of Rhyme, Rhythm and Meter. Listen to the poem then click the link too read the analysis.


*******Remember that the Analyzing contrasting poems assignment  is due tomorrow******


Wednesday April 22nd, 2020

Here is the video in preparation for tomorrow’s tutorial. It’s a short one with some instructions on what you need to prep for tomorrow. I realized after I recorded that the word document was too zoomed out so you can listen while following along with the document.
Here is the Lecture.
The document is attached.



Tuesday April 21st, 2020

Food for thought. Something to think about in preparation for tomorrows info/lecture. Remember, Poetry is meant to make us Feel…

Check out how Stephen Burt breaks down these poems.

What makes a Poem…a poem?

And Finally…words from a legend.

its all about The Feels…


Wednesday April 15th, 2020

Lecture 3: More Spoken Word

Here is the spoken word we will be discussing in Tutorial tomorrow.  Block 1: 8:45am. Block 3: 11:30am

Guiding Questions:

  • Find 2 examples of Simile
  • Find 2  examples of metaphor
  • What is the tone?
  • What is the Theme
  • How does this poem relate to identity.

Poems that were part of Lecture 3 if you want to watch them on your own.


Tuesday April 14th, 2020

Please read the imagery section(pg 9) in your Poetic Devices Booklet to help you with this assignment.

I am Poem

Due Thursday April 16th, 2020 @ 11:59pm


Thursday April 9th, 2020

Here is lecture 2 everyone. I hope it helps with the assignment.

Lecture 2: How to Analyse a song

The assignment due date has been changed to Tuesday April 14th, 2020 by 10  am.

Wednesday April 8th, 20202

Hi Everyone. I hope you had some “fun” watching my lecture. I understand it was pretty boring and long. I will try and up the production value in the future. Now that you all have had a bit of review on poetic devices it is time to try and practice some skills. Our first assignment is an easy one. Your job is to pick a song you enjoy listening to and analyse it. The assignment details are located on the word document attached. If you are having trouble with question 3, the notes for Tone are located in the Poetic Devices booklet on pg. 9. That should help you think about Tone in poetry. Again, if you have any questions please email me, or you can ask them tomorrow during our first class video meeting.

Poetry Song Assignment

Due Date: Tuesday April 14th: Please post to class Notebook. 


Tuesday April 7th, 2020

Thank you for your patience everyone. I had a few difficulties getting all the tech stuff sorted out today. I was finally able to start recording the lecture around 2pm.  I am going to post all the material here and on our Teams.

Here is a link to the video. You will need to be signed into your Microsoft teams to view it on Stream. In the future I will try and upload them directly but this file is too big. I went a little long on the lecture….ooops. Do not watch it all at once. I have realized I am not a good streamer and am very boring. I need to up the production value. Constructive advice is encouraged.


Time stamp on video:

  • 1:00: Hello everyone
  • 2:00 Poetic Devices intro,
  • 14:00: meaning of words
  • 31:00: YouTube and poem analysis.

Bonus marks!!!! Accurately counting how many times I say K or OK. (1 mark to first person who is correct) It’s terrible how much I say it. I will try to do better.

*****I need to make one correction. When I talk about Oxymoron I use bittersweet as an example. I incorrectly used it as an example for taste(which is still true :)) , it is better thought of as a oxymoron in reference to happiness. Basically when you accomplish something you wanted to do but it did not have the exact outcome you wished.  A better example would be: The victory was bittersweet. *******

Here are some links that go with the video.

Poetic Devices Booklet

The “Booklet is your Poetry cheat sheet for this unit. The video clips are just two small introduction poems that I go over in the lecture.



Monday April 6th, 2020

Please check out the New Media 11 Teams I set up for us. Below (April 1st) are instructions on how to get set up. Please also check out the new tab titled Weekly Schedule on my website.

  • Once in teams say hi to your fellow classmates and write a sentence or two about one thing that was memorable over the past three weeks that happened to you (no news items please). It can be literally anything. Maybe you finished a video game, or binged watch a TV show. Maybe you played a lot of board games or picked up a new hobby. Just share one thing.
  • Then answer the Questionnaire in the assignments section.

Wednesday April 1st, 2020

I have added you all to a New Media 11 Microsoft Teams classroom. I need you all to accept my invite and join the classroom. To do this follow the instructions below:

  1. Log into your School Email. I sent the Invite through this.
  2. Find the email from Mr. Celenza and click accept. This will direct you to the New Media 11 classroom I have set up.
  3. You can now access this Teams classroom through your Microsoft office 365 account. You must be logged in via your school email to do this. (Sometimes students have problems accessing this as their computer is logged on via their parents or personal office 365 accounts. It will only work if you are logged on in your school account)
  4. You can choose to download the teams app or use the program through your browser.
  5. On Monday April 6th I will be in the group chat at the scheduled time that your New Media 11 class is in session. New Media 11 Block 1: 8:20-9:40am, New Media 11 Block 3: 11:07-12:26.
  6. Please attend the group chat scheduled at that time. All you need to do is two things:
    • say hi to me and your classmates.
    • and write a sentence or two about one thing that was memorable over the past three weeks that happened to you (no news items please). It can be literally anything. Maybe you finished a video game, or binged watch a TV show. Maybe you played a lot of board games or picked up a new hobby. Just share one thing. That is all that will be required of you on Monday. If everyone is able to attend we will try and set up a video chat.

For the first week things will be going slowly but once we hit our stride I have some fun ideas planned for what we can do in-class online. Thank you all for your patience at this time.


Monday March 30th, 2020

Hello Everyone

We will be starting Poetry shortly. Please be patient as we receive information in the coming week about what online classes will look like. I hope you are all safe and sound.


Mr. Celenza



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