Differentiate between prose and verse.
Explain the purpose of verse form according to the article.
Explain how the visual and aural depiction of the poem enhances or detracts from the meaning.
Poem: “Tamara's Opus” by Joshua Bennett
Article: “What Is a Poem?” by Debbie McCarson
Poem: “A Poem is a Little Path” by Charles Ghigna
Poem: “Invitation” by Shel Silverstein
Poem: “A Poem is a Busy Bee” by Charles Ghigna
Poem: “I, Too” by Langston Hughes
Based on the article, poetry provides all of the following for readers EXCEPT:
Poetry gives words to emotions.
Poetry allows for an expression of imagination.
Poetry plays with the structure in order to convey meaning.
Poetry requires the reader to think literally about the meaning of words.
Poetry teaches the reader how to be human and deal with suffering.
What do the poems “A Poem Is a Little Path” and “The Bee Poem” offer the reader that the article “What Is a Poem?” does not?
Read “Tamara’s Opus” first and then watch the video of Joshua Bennett performing the poem.
Read “A Poem Is a Little Path” and the article, “What Is a Poem?”
Read “The Bee Poem.”
Read “I, Too.”