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The Poetry of Asking Questions of Mysterious Creatures As influenced by the poet Kenneth Koch in Rose, Where Did You Get that Red?
Look at the Powerpoint. Either draw an image of “Fearful Symmetry” Or write a poem asking questions of a mysterious creature. You may want to take the time to read some other sixth graders’ poems in response to this poem in your handout.
What is the speaker asking? What two creatures are compared and why? How are they alike? Different? Why? How does comparing them illustrate a “fearful symmetry”? What sort of creature would you like to question about its existence? Justify your answer.
1) exact balance and matching of two sides along a line of symmetry 2) two opposites compared: good and evil or voraciousness and innocence or carnivore and herbivore
The smith also sitteth by the anvil, And fighteth with the heat of the furnace, And noise of the hammer and the anvil is ever in his ears, And his eyes look still upon the pattern of the thing that he maketh. He setteth his mind to finish his work, And waiteth to polish it perfectly. Ecclesiasticus