The project is to write and produce a manuscript of 10 poems inspired and modeled from themes, elements and techniques in “Mentor Poems” we studied in class.
Mentor poem- “Aedh Wishes for Cloths of Heaven,” by W. B. Yeats
Design a cover to represent your”Dreamcloth”.
Mentor poem- “Death Be Not Proud,” by John Donne
Write a poem to “Death” or from Death to humans
using elements of personification, point-of view, persona, tone, voice
Mentor poems- “Dreams,” “Dream Variations,” “Harlem: Dream Deferred,” by Langston Hughes
Write a poem about your hopes and dreams for the future
using image, sonic techniques (alliteration, rhyme, repetition, rhythm)
Mentor poem: “Poem for Magic,” by Quincy Troupe
Write a poem that uses kinetic images
POEM 4: Mentor poem-“The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” by Langston Hughes’
Write a poem that uses sensory images, and has a geographic feature used symbolocally
Mentor Poem- “Tropics in New York,” by Claude McKay
Write a rhymed poem that uses sensory images, and has a theme of homesickness, and a sense of place
Mentor poems- “My Papa’s Waltz,” by Theodore Roethke, and “Those Winter Sundays,” by Robert Hayden
Write a poem about remniniscence of a family member, using descriptive images and characterization. Use a photograph to aid in your writing of description. Theme–how you seee things differently now, looking back.
Mentor poems: The Zen Winter poems of Basho
Write 3 Haiku poems with the elements of Zen poetry, including the seasonal element of winter, the Haiku form, the reflection on an image and moment
Mentor poem—-your favorite poem
Using the elements and techniques of the poem you choose, write a poem with a variation on that theme
THE PROJECT IS DUE JANUARY 5
IT COUNTS AS A MAJOR GRADE FOR TERM I, Third Marking period