Why poetry?

Why poetry?

WHY POETRY? Why I choose to love words. MR. WILSON 8th grade English teacher Encouraged us to express ourselves

Wanted us to seize the day Taught form but didnt constrict our creativity His favorite poem was: She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all thats best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes; Thus mellowed to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies (We will look at the rest of this poem later) WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS

so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens. DIANE DI PRIMA & THE BEATS for you i would no longer pick

my so-pickable nose or bite my delicious nails for you I would fix my teeth and buy a mattress for you id kill my favorite roach that lives in the woodwork by the drawing table WHY DO I LOVE THESE POEMS? Simplicity A moment

A vivid picture Real and tangible WHY DO I LOVE POETRY? POETRY IS MUSIC Gales Song by The Lumineers It's a lonely road for the tired man, and you can see it in your face. And you'll be home in

spring, I can wait 'til then. I heard you're on the big train. And oh, this too shall pass. This loneliness won't last for long. I wasn't there to take his place. I was ten thousand miles away. So when you hear my

voice, when you say my name, But I don't wanna go, but it's time to leave. You'll be on my mind, my destiny. And I won't fight in vain. I'll love you just the same, oh. I couldn't know what's in your mind, but I saw the pictures, you're looking fine. And there was a time when I stood in

line for love, for love, for love. But I let you go, oh, I let you go. And he fell apart with his broken heart, and this blood, this blood, this blood. Oh, it drains from my skin, it does. POETRY IS A MOMENT This Is Just To Say William Carlos Williams, 1883 - 1963

I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold POETRY IS A LIFETIME

For sale: Baby shoes, never worn. Ernest Hemingway POETRY IS A PICTURE A bee by Matsuo Basho A bee staggers out of the peony. A POEM IS IMAGINARY: THOUGH SOMETIMES BASED ON REAL LIFE, A POEM CAN BE (AND OFTEN IS) BASED ON FICTION. YOU MAY WRITE A POEM ABOUT SOMETHING THAT HAS NEVER HAPPENED TO YOU.

Jabberwocky One, two! One, two! And through and through BY LEWIS CARROLL Twas brillig, and the slithy toves He took his vorpal sword in hand; Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:

Long time the manxome foe he sought All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. The vorpal blade went snicker-snack! He left it dead, and with its head He went galumphing back. So rested he by the Tumtum tree And stood awhile in thought.

And hast thou slain the Jabberwock? Come to my arms, my beamish boy! Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch! And, as in uffish thought he stood, O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, He chortled in his joy. Came whiffling through the tulgey wood, And burbled as it came! Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe.

SIX WORD POEMS I leave. Dog panics. Furniture shopping. Painfully, he changed is to was Joining the President is his husband Strangers. Friends. Best friends. Lovers. Strangers. Her Mondays never meet her expectations. Painted toenails scream "finally, it's spring!! No hit songs for his journey. Let's not pretend I learned anything. Sunday night: homework laughs at procrastination WHAT DID YOU NOTICE? - After reading the six-word poems, what surprises you about this

form of writing? - What were some of the common themes that emerged from the writing? Which themes stood out to you the most and why? - What emotions are revealed through these six-word poems? - Choose one of the six-word poems. What do you think is the backstory for this authors six-word poem? DISCUSS WITH YOUR NEIGHBOR: CHOOSE ONE OF THE SIX-WORD POEMS. WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE BACKSTORY FOR THIS AUTHORS SIX-WORD POEM?

I leave. Dog panics. Furniture shopping. Painfully, he changed is to was Joining the President is his husband Strangers. Friends. Best friends. Lovers. Strangers. Her Mondays never meet her expectations. Painted toenails scream "finally, it's spring!! No hit songs for his journey. Let's not pretend I learned anything. Sunday night: homework laughs at procrastination WRITE YOUR OWN SIX WORD POEMS Tips:

1. Make your six-word poem personal and honest. 2. Use the Six Word limitation to inspire creativity. 3. Think about the emotion/tone you wish to express through your writing. 4. Put the six best words in the best order to express exactly what you want to communicate. 5. Consider where you will place capital letters and punctuation marks. WRITE A SIX WORD POEM ABOUT THIS SETTING: WRITE A SIX WORD POEM

ABOUT WHAT ONE OF THE CHARACTERS IN THIS PICTURE IS THINKING: WRITE A SIX WORD POEM USING AS MUCH DESCRIPTIVE LANGUAGE AS YOU CAN: THINK TASTE, TOUCH, SMELL, SOUND AS WELL AS SIGHT WRITE A SIX WORD POEM ABOUT YOUR HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE CHOOSE ONE OF YOUR SIX

WORD POEMS Write two more six word poems about that same topic. Do not try to tie them together as one poem write two different poems. When you are finished, try reading them together HW: WRITE ANOTHER THREE SIX WORD POEMS THAT FOCUS ON THE SAME THEME Jumping off points: AND UPLOAD TO TURNITIN.COM

Write a six word poem about spring break about a dream you had about a picture on your facebook, instagram, photo album etc. about your childhood about your family about your favorite place about your best friend For more ideas go to: sixwordmemoirs.com/teens/index.php

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