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Summer SAVY 2017, Session 5/Day 4- Poetry in Practice (Rising 4th/5th)

Posted by on Thursday, July 20, 2017 in SAVY.

A poet’s craft trades on the use of metaphorical language. This morning we read the poetry of James Wright and examined how he uses metaphor to enhance the meaning of his subject matter. We then created a list of our own metaphors which we then used in a poem of our own.

The sestina is a particularly difficult poetic form. In order to understand its intricate pattern we read the poem “Clue” by Nicole Sealy, and then wrote our own using the metaphors we created this morning.

We rounded out the day by typing poems from the week to share at the open house tomorrow. See you then!

Mr. Quincy Rhoads