$150 for 5 weeks
14 - 18 years old
Session 1: Cinquain and Diamante; Tanka and Haiku
Students will learn to recognize the Cinquain structure.
Focus will be placed on diamante structure and visualization and nouns, gerunds, and adjectives will be reviewed.
Students will analyze the differences in Tanka and Haiku as they look at rhyme pattern, meter, and visualization
Let’s be poets. Write a poem in each of the three forms: Cinquain, Tanka, and Haiku. Load them into Basecamp for review. We may share next class, if you’re comfortable.
Session 2: Lyric
Students will learn how to use personification, rhythm, simile, and metaphor in the lyric poem, “Chicago”.
Students will see how mood, imagery, personification, tone, simile, and rhyme are used in the lyric poem, “I Wandered Lonely in a Cloud”.
Students will look at the structure of the lyric poem “Birches”, which encompasses the pattern of rhythm without rhyme, alliteration, repetition, and sensory language.
Lyric flows like a song. Try your hand at a Lyric poem of your own. Load it into Basecamp for review. Sharing is caring, but not mandatory.
Session 3: Sonnets
Students will analyze the difference in English and Italian sonnets as they consider the rhyme scheme and structure of sonnets.
Students will read Shakespeare’s Sonnet #2.
Students will learn how to paraphrase by identifying the main idea.
Students will discover iambic pentameter, quatrain, rhyme scheme, couplet, and rhythm in Shakespearean sonnets.
This one is going to be a little more difficult. Try your hand at writing your own sonnet. Load it into Basecamp for review.
Session 4: Three Poems About America
Students will look at three (3) poems focusing on authors’ perspectives, corresponding themes, and topics.
Create your own poem about America keeping the same focuses the authors we read had in theirs. Load it into Basecamp for review.
Session 5: Speech and Free Verse
Students will read about, and poems by, Nikki Giovanni.
Students will explain the author’s reasoning, mood, and tone.
Students will learn about poetic license in the free verse poem.