Poetry is language that drives into the heart instead of the head.
|Unit Plans||Poetry Links Page||
Poetry terms defined
Poetry terms list
|Setting up your poetry journal||Poetry Essay Options||Sample poetry journal|
|Poetry Journal Rubric||Essay Format||Poetry Essay Rubric|
to the class
is a poem
|Ms. Hogue's old poetry class website|
|Two poems about poetry||
to Be a Poet"
by Wendell Berry
by Billy Collins
Five Elements of Poetry
By the end of our unit, students will
|Read these web pages for this poetry unit. Click on the links for metaphor, imagery, sound, idea, and the right word that you find at the top of the page. Learn these elements of poetry. Also, learn what you can on your own about the poetry terms you find by clicking on the link at the top of this page.|
10 poems of your own choosing. Find links to online poetry sources
on the poetry links page. Other good
sources of poems are our literature book and the library. Do not choose
poems that we read together in class.
|Keep a poetry
Your poetry journal is your own collection of favorite poems (for this class). It's your own anthology. In it, you will list all ten of the poems you read for this unit, including the title and the poet.
Then, for three of the ten poems, you will write a journal entry. For each of these three poems, write why you like the poem or what it means to you. Be specific with this. Give reasons and examples to support what you say. Also, point out something specific in the poem that connects to one of the five elements of poetry found in the table at the top of this page. For example, if you found a metaphor in the poem, write it down and explain it. Or if there is a great image in the poem, show what it is.
reading. Choose your favorite
of these 10 (a poem of at least 12 lines long to read to the class).
Introduce this poem to us by giving us an idea about what it means to
you and why you chose it. Then give us the title of the poem and the
name of the poet. What you wrote about in your journal will
help you prepare for this reading.
See the page for this assignment.
|You will be writing
an essay; choose from the options
Option 1: Compare/Contrast Essay
|Essay Option 2: Personal Response
Important Note: The poem you use for this essay may come only from the following sources. Essays written about poems from any other source (without special permission) will earn NO credit.
|Essay Option 3: Songs as poems?
(You must get your song choice approved by your teacher).
|Essay Grading Rubric|