Poetry Unit. Poetry Themes and Responses Imprints 12. Poetry Introduction. Poetry analysis should give way to a more intuitive response. Poems in this unit have been assembled for their meaning and for what the meaning brings to the reader. Thematic clusters for this unit include:
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Poetry Themes and Responses
Poetry Project Assignment #1
“We shall not cease from exploration/ And the end of all our exploring/ Will be to arrive where we started/ And know the place for the first time” – T.S. Eliot
Create an illustration that captures the visual imagery contained in “There’s Silence Between One Page and Another.”
Attach an explanation of how your visual is true to the poem.
Rewrite “Love Is Not All,” using images and details from your own experience. You may choose to maintain the serious tone or create a humorous parody instead. Maintain the sonnet rhyme scheme and rhythm.
The ending of “Late Landing” leaves the reader to interpret all types of emotions, and elicits immediate reactions. If the poem were to continue what would the next 2-3 stanza’s look like?
Write what your interpretation of the next 2-3 stanza’s in the poem “Late Landing” could be.
Draw a scene that would reflect the atmosphere of this poem.
Now that you are soon-to-be grads, you have gained some perspective over the years. Choose one of the ‘big’ questions surrounding life to discuss. You need to include the following in your discussion:
This can be done in either poem format (minimum 3 stanzas); or letter format.
Select three poems that are connected in some way (e.g. remind you of your childhood, call you to question an aspect of life, appeal to your sense of humour...). Develop a thesis that links the poems and write a five paragraph personal response essay that explores a conversation between your world and the world of the poem. Your essay needs to include specific references to elements of the poems and your response to them. This is to be a PERSONAL RESPONSE essay and NOT an analysis. This essay should be approximately 500 words.
You will be assessed on the Prose Writing Rubric out of 6. Your mark with be multiplied by 5 for a total of 30 marks.