Poetry

Lesson 16 - Writing

Objective

Write a poem about a hero that uses a specific point of view, figurative language, and imagery to convey a clear tone and theme.

Target Task

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Write a poem about a hero of your choice. It can be an everyday hero like a family member (or your teacher!), a famous hero from literature, a historical hero, or a contemporary hero from the world. Make sure to use the following poetic devices to enhance the tone and theme: 

  •  Maintain one narrative POV throughout the poem.
  •  Use two examples of figurative language.
  •  Use one example of imagery. 

Key Questions

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Read your poem and answer the following questions:

  • What line resonates most with you? Explain your answer. 
  • What is the tone in your poem and how did you develop it? Make sure to use one or two pieces of diction to support your answer. 
  • What is the narrative point of view? Why did you choose that particular one? How does it enhance your story? 

Notes

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Students should read their poems aloud to the class, practicing volume and eye contact in public speaking. 

Common Core Standards

  • W.6.3 — Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

  • W.6.3.a — Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.

  • W.6.3.d — Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.