Casey at the Bat
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Casey at the Bat, Ernest Lawrence Thayer
Please list at least THREE words from the title and/or first stanza that tell the reader this poem is about baseball.
Who are the "patrons of the game"?
Given that the word "former" means the first of two things in a list, and the word "latter" means the second, who is being referred to as a hoodoo in the highlighted text?
According to the poem, how many people are at this baseball game?
What do we know about Casey's baseball ability from the poem? Please support your answer with at least one direct or indirect quote from the text.
Why do you think the author mentions the number of people present at the game so may times? What does this fact add to the poem?
The author uses a simile to compare the sound of the crowd to the sound of
In the highlighted line, the word "cruel" is a(n)
What do you think about the ending of this poem? Was it unexpected? Disappointing? Please explain.
What is the subject of this poem?
Casey at the Bat was made into a Disney animated short in 1946. Please watch the video below (click the link), then write a paragraph comparing the video to the poem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erfSed2MUsA
An idiom is a combination of words that has a figurative meaning owing to its common usage. "Hope springs eternal" is an idiom meaning that people will continue to hope, even when they have evidence that things cannot possibly turn out the way they want. Consider the meaning of this idiom as it's being used in this poem...