Channeling Emotions: Preparation for Poem Writing. North Star of Texas Writing Project June 14, 2004 Kristi Gibson [email protected] Literary Quotes. “Good poetry is “the spontaneous overflow of feelings” - William Wordsworth
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“Good poetry is “the spontaneous overflow of feelings”
- William Wordsworth
“”What poetry does at its very best is to make the reader feel. Feel deeply and truly”
- Jane Yolen (Fletcher, P. 12)
“Teachers deliberately work with students to set up the classroom as a community – both physically and emotionally – so that students may have
Freedom to choose
Freedom from judgment
Honoring every student’s experience
Believe in every student’s genius.
(Routman, 536-7)Theory Base
Description of specific situationEmotion Prompts
Example: “Little corners like this, pieces of Heaven / left lying around.” (Stafford)
4. Choose words for their impact, connotation, and sound. Use harsh sounding words for negative impact.
Example: “trouble”, “judge”, “monitor”, “act busy”, “hide”, “frown”(Stafford)
5. A strong image can be repeated effectively, sometimes to end the poem.
Example: “I Am “