English 1 - Poetry

March 7, 2016

English 1 students just completed a unit on poetry. They read a number of classics including Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, and Emily Dickinson. Students examined the poems for a number of poetic devices such as alliteration, metaphors, rhyme scheme, and meter.  They also had to discuss each poem’s theme and tone. Then students had a chance to write their own poetry.  Many were successful in using poetic devices in their own writing. The students were so creative; it was a joy to listen to them read their original poems. If you have an English 1 student, ask them to share with you!