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Poetry Slam Project

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  1. Poetry Slam Project You will create and present your poem to the class with an innovative poster

  2. Assignment: • You must first read, analyze, and interpret (torture) your poem in order to fully understand it. • Your poster should include SOAPStone analysis as well as details highlighting poetic devices in your poem (figurative language, alliteration, onomatopoeia, allusion, rhythm, rhyme, etc.). Don’t forget to answer the “So What?” question! • You can paint, color, or use collage to illustrate the imagery in the poem of your choice. • Be sure to copy the poem exactly as it appears, including the title and poet. 

  3. Poem Choices: ~~~~~~~~~~~ Textbook ~~~~~~~~~~~ 1.“The Legend” – Garrett Hongo (472) – A man is shot 2. “I am Offering this Poem” (482)– Jimmy Santiago Baca – a love poem 3. “Grape Sherbet” – Rita Dove (468) – Mourning a lost loved one 4. “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?” (494)– William Shakespeare – tongue-in-cheek love sonnet 5. “Ex-Basketball Player” (519)– John Updike – former high school basketball player stuck in a dead-end job ~~~~~~~~~~~ Hard copy (not in text) ~~~~~~~~~~~ 6. “Still I Rise” – Maya Angelou 7. “Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening” – Robert Frost 8. “Clenched Soul”, “If You Forget Me”, “Tonight” – Pablo Neruda – lost love poems 9. Anything Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, Maya Angelou 10. Use the poem you found for “loss”