How do we describe poems? Give examples of specific poems and adjectives that describe them.
What words do we know that can describe what poems do?
What are our favorite poetic devices and strategies? Why?
POETRY LESSON #2: Seeing the world in a different light
Turn the lights off. Light a candle. How do things look in different lights? View a PowerPoint of works by Impressionist painters Monet, Renoir, and Van Gogh.
Considering McEntyre’s Color of Light … What can be done with ekphrasis? Be inspired by Impressionist painter Renoir just as she was.
Write an ekphrastic poem in one of these modes: 1) descriptive, 2) NOT like the painting, 3) imagining the person or story, 4) remembering personal experiences
Read Thomas Arp, Perraine’s Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry, Ch. 11 “Musical Devices” and Ch. 13″Sound and Meaning.” Think “onomatopoeia”!!