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.