“Exact”. by Rae Armantrout. Read the Poem Together: Text Rendering. Student read Another student read Line by line reading Sentence by sentence reading Choral read. Pointing. Bracket three chunks of language from the poem that you are drawn to.
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by Rae Armantrout
Another student read
Line by line reading
Sentence by sentence reading
Bracket three chunks of language from the poem that you are drawn to.
Rank the three in order of preference with 1’s being your favorite choice, 3’s your least favorite.
Around the edges of the paper, make a list of exactness in your life. List and list and list until time is called.
Do not talk please.
Begin to add things that you wouldn’t necessarily want to say out loud. Keep listing exactness.
Start a fresh page in your WNB.
Label it AW #16: “Exact”
Write a poem using as many of the exact ideas from your list.
Sample: “Over and over” by Sue Bull – Written in 6.5 minutes, summer of 2011
You can use the model poem to help you.
8.5 minutes to finish.