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1 What they are and what is required for each

2 “Inside a Minute” (imagery) 10 lines minimum Try to capture how a moment feels in a certain place This is a “snapshot” of all that you HEAR, SEE, SMELL, TASTE, and FEEL when you stand still and observe in one of the many places you frequent every day. Ideas: lunch in the cafeteria, the atrium madness, getting on the bus, sitting down to eat with your family

3 Magnetic Poetry with Partner Using the words provided (cut up if they aren’t already), manipulate the words on a page until you can make some meaning. Due to the limited words, you may add words to the poem, but you are required to use at least 15 of the 25 words provided in your original poem. Once you have your words in place (and your words added), glue or tape words to paper. Write names on back and turn in. We will post these!

4 Childhood Poem Before reading “Nikki Rosa”: brainstorm a list of childhood experiences/ memories / associations After reading the poem and the song, you’ll use your list of experiences and turn them into a poem modeled after one of the above. 15 lines minimum Specific information in your poem (people, places, objects). Try to use one or more sound device (alliteration, assonance, consonance, rhyme, rhthym)

5 Poetry Café: This Friday! Bring a snack to share (cookies, chips, etc) or 2 liter drinks (Mrs. G will bring the cups, plates, and ice)—please sign up. On Friday, every student will share an original poem to share with the class (for a grade). Please practice reading it aloud before Friday so your personality will shine through your voice and your poem. Since we are focusing on Identity this week, I’d like for you to choose between the following poems: Childhood poem (due Wed) Homage/I am poem(we’ll write Monday) Thankful/Gifts poem (we’ll write Tuesday) Age poem (we’ll write Wednesday) Or another poem you have written that relates to identity

6 Homage Poem: Directions Think of something you love about yourself (physical feature, personality trait, habits, etc.) Write a poem celebrating yourself—Homage to my… 8 lines minimum Include imagery Include at least one sound device (alliteration, assonance, consonance, rhyme, rhythm, onomatopoeia)

7 Homage Poem (Example) “homage to my hips” by Lucille Clifton these hips are big hips they need space to move around in. they don't fit into little petty places. these hips are free hips. they don't like to be held back. these hips have never been enslaved, they go where they want to go they do what they want to do. these hips are mighty hips. these hips are magic hips. i have known them to put a spell on a man and spin him like a top!

8 “I am…” Poem Example I Am I am, not white or black, but Indian. Strong, yet touchable like everyone else. Born free, but suppressed by the chains of civilization like the rest. Living in a colorful world, but mostly see darkness. Born Catholic, but live with different beliefs. These are the things that make me who I AM. --Alvin Vettukattil ‘98

9 List Poem Don’t let the name mislead you; though you make a list, it is NOT a one word list. 10 lines minimum Title should be “Thankful” or “Gifts” Include at least 1 metaphor/simile Include at least 1 example of hyperbole or personification Give the details surrounding the object or person. For example, “I’m thankful for my mother, who loved to dance and sing out of tune to Loretta Lynn in the kitchen while she cooked for eight people.”

10 Example of List Poem “Life Is” by Vicki Acquah Life is a game to be won - a challenge to be met- A gamble you risk- a poem to be written- a test to be studied for-- A story to be told - a character to be remembered... If you lose the game- learn the rules win the next one, If could not meet the challenge head on - sidestep it and keep going - If you don't take a risk you will never know your full potential. Write that poem that’s in your heart see the world thru a poet's eyes. Studied and prepare for the next level. Keep a journal, keep pictures to prove you existed. Build your character become a legend in your own time. Life is a cause to live for... but worthy enough to die for If a man has nothing he'd die for-- Then he has nothing to live for.

11 Another List Poem example “Things Not to Like” by Cona Adams [A short List] Weeds, with roots reaching for China. Poison Ivy, hidden among the blossoms. Wasps, perching above, to dive bomb as you walk through a door. Mole runs, zigzagging across the lawn. Socks, working their way downward, with each step. Dogs, who won't stop barking. Wet dog smell, after a walk in the rain. White pet hair on black slacks. Unwashed bodies, camouflaged by perfume. Shoppers, who hold up the line, while they go back for a forgotten item. Chain smokers, in closed quarters. Back bumper huggers. The price of gasoline.


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