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Found Poem. What is a Found Poem?  A found poem is a poem composed of words and phrases from another source.  For this assignment the source is the.

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1 Found Poem

2 What is a Found Poem?  A found poem is a poem composed of words and phrases from another source.  For this assignment the source is the book Night.

3 How to make a Found Poem Here’s an illustration of the process using the book To Kill a Mockingbird

4 Step 1 - find quotes in the original text 1. “Jem made pleasant conversation.” (23) 2. “I stomped at him to chase him away, but Jem put his hand out and stopped me.” (23) 3. “Jem suddenly grinned at him ‘come home to dinner with us Walter.’” (23) 4. “Jem educated on a half-Decimal half-Duncecap basis.” (32) 5. “Seemed to function effectively alone or in a group.” (32) 6. “No tutorial system devised by man could have stopped him from getting at books.” (32) 7. “Jem Stamped his foot.” (33) 8. “Jem Grabbed my pajama collar and wrenched it tight.” (56) 9. “Jem scowled darkly at me.” (37) 10. “Jem’s head at times was transparent.” (36)

5 Step 2 – Choose a mood/image to convey Jem, Scout’s brother Jem changes through the novel

6 Step 3 – arrange your quotes into a meaningful and powerful sequence You’ve “found” your poem!

7 TKM Found Poem – “Jem” Jem stamped his foot Jem grabbed my pajama collar and wrenched it tight Jem put his hand out and stopped me Jem scowled darkly at me Jem suddenly grinned at him Jem made pleasant conversation Jem educated on a half-Decimal half-Duncecap basis Seemed to function effectively alone or in a group No tutorial system devised by man could have stopped him from getting at books Jem’s head at times was transparent (Words from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee)

8 The Hunger Games Found Poem

9 Your assignment: Create an image or mood inspired by Elie Wiesel’s experiences or about the Holocaust Use words and phrases from Night. Include a minimum of 10 quotes/phrases from the book You may repeat words and phrases if it will enhance your poem The finished poem should be lines long

10 Assignment, cont. Follow the poem with this phrase, written in parentheses: (Words from Night by Elie Wiesel) You may display your poem creatively, making it visually appealing Your poem is due at the Final Exam along with your Quote Log Be prepared to share your found poem with the class during the Final Exam period This assignment is worth 25 points


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