Poem of Instruction

When in doubt, give directions, or instructions. Here are a couple of examples. What makes them work? What is surprising about them? Is there surprise? What kind of language are the poets relying on? What is the relationship between the way the poet is delivering the words and the intention, how the poet wants the … Continue reading Poem of Instruction


Reading Response & Presenting a Poem

What is a reading response? These are brief presentations of your reading of the assigned text. Make copious notes—engage directly with the text, finding points of tension, strengths, questions you have. Describe briefly the core idea, offer summary of points, provide evidence in the way of—quotes etc. Take a minute to organize your response—even if … Continue reading Reading Response & Presenting a Poem