Summer SAVY 2016 (Session 1, Day 2) – The Power of Poetry
Today we continued too talk about poetic forms and how they are a lot like patterns. One such pattern is the pantoum, where the second and fourth line of the first stanza become the first and third line of the next stanza and so forth.
We also worked on generating arresting images to use in our poems. Imagery and vivid details are key to quality poetry. It took us all holding each other accountable, but at the end of today there were some really striking poems!
Finally, we discussed syllables and how all words have patterns of stressed and unstressed syllables. We practiced pronouncing our names with the correct emphasis to illustrate this point. We wrapped the class up by writing collaborative haiku called renku and unrymed iambic pentameter poetry, which is called blank verse.
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