Friday, October 30, 2009

Topic: Poetry Unit.

10-second review: Gave students the poetry formats and that started reluctant students to writing poetry. Completed the unit with a sonnet.

Title: “Sophomore Boys and Poetry.” Pam Webb. English Journal (September 2009), 110-113. The secondary school journal of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Comment: To find descriptions of the formats as well as sample poems, type “poetic forms” in the Bing search engine (or Google). You will find 10,900,000 links. The author of this article went from easy formats like Haiku and cincain and concluded with the sonnet. For a basic book on patterns of poetry, try Patterns of Poetry: An Encyclopedia of Form by Miller Williams. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1986.

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