August 28-29. When you come in… Get out a piece of paper, pen/pencil, highlighter and put everything else away (NO ELECTRONICS) Today we are… Beginning our look at history’s influence on writing Discussing the impact of experiences on our beliefs
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Creating Life from Details
Now let’s take a closer look at the details of the poem…
What is the feeling of this poem? What words make it feel that way?
Circle all the negative words in the poem.
Did you find - broken, fearing, broken, leaky, scarce, lonely, wrong, choked, nervous, strewn, rusty, broken, wrong?
(Remember it is the “size” speaking, so it is singular, although “shoes” is plural.
The size says, “he was a big man”, but if the shoes were “speaking”, the shoes say,
“he was a big man.”)
Ex. - He was a big man, says the size of his shoes…”
(Hint…something a squirrel can do to a tree)
in front of insideinstead ofintolikenearof off
onontoon top of out of outsideoverpastsince
through totowardunder underneathuntilup
upon with withinwithout
She is passionate about the environment, says the recycle box
sitting anxiously beside the trashcan.
(Example: Home, room, car, practice field, breakup, move, funeral, holiday, competition, meal etc.)
FINAL DRAFT OF THE POEM IS DUE NEXT CLASS