Monday, March 03, 2014

Poem Writing part 2


Another post of teaching tips to enthusiastic teachers out there.

This is the second part of Manara's ideas of poetry writing in class.

You might want to check out the first part here Poem Writing Part 1

from the first part

The "How To" Poem
Teachers give some playful topic for students to use their creativeness in creating poem. For example how to torture your teacher, how to survive in class, how to get a boyfriend/girlfriend or how to win a heart. Teachers will present the topic and give some tips to them. It's best not to illustrate this poem and let the students approach it by themselves.

How to Torture Your Teacher

Only raise your hand when
You want to sharpen your pencil  
Or go to the bathroom
Repeat every ten minutes.

Never raise your hand 
When you want to answer a question
Instead, yell, "Oooh! Oooh! Oooh!"
And then, when the teacher calls on you
Say, "I forgot what I was going to say." (excerpt from Manara)

The Senses Poem
In this activity, students will be asked to imagine and compare that imagination to a subject. For example, comparing the lesson they dislike with something they can sense. This is quite difficult as it involves comparison. Another way to do it by using similes and metaphor concepts. 

Comparison of Geography and senses


It sounds like…
It looks like…
It tastes like
It feels like…
It smells like…(Manara)

Using metaphor in describing a wedding

The racing heart
The waving goodbye of the dress train
The beautiful melody of a vow
The sea of emotion
The silent roaring love (nuranne)

Using simile in describing an art

As confusing as a riddle
As beautiful as a sunset
As rugged as a cowboy
As bold as an adventure
Where explanation is never clear as a water. (nuranne)

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