This week the students finished writing some of their poems and then typed them on a Google Document. We will be compiling the students' poems into a class book for each student to take home.
We started exploring the poem "Table" by Edip Cansever. We will be looking more at the use of imagery, personification and metaphor next week.
Using a checklist, pairs of students offered feedback on their written responses about the Sylvia Plath poem "Mushrooms."
Then, the students followed some steps to start crafting their own poems that use personification.
Some other poems we analyzed to further explore personification included:
Emily Dickinson's The sky is low, the clouds are mean
Langston Hughes's April Rain Song
I look forward to hearing the final versions of their personification poems next week.
This week the students read the William Carlos Williams poem "This is Just to Say."
Students traced the tone in the poem and then wrote their own original poems inspired by his poem. Check back next week for some of the students' poems on the blog.
We also read, discussed and analyzed "Mushrooms" by Sylvia Plath. The students did a fine job of digging deep into this complex poem. We discussed how Plath used assonance, consonance, allusion and personification in the poem. I'm sure some of the students will think about the common mushroom differently now.