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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Channeling Emotions: Preparation for Poem Writing
North Star of Texas Writing Project
June 14, 2004
“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)
Relate emotions to everyday experiences.
“we make connections between our community and the community described in literary texts.”
(Van Horn, 31)
Building teacher-student relationships.
“Knowing our students well, caring about them, and valuing them is as important as knowing the subject matter we teach.” (Routman, 538)
“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.
Students brainstorm different emotions and choose one
Description of specific situation
3. Use original language such as similes and metaphors.
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 “