Monday, February 13, 2012

The Prove It's Poetry Project

Students will have the opportunity to take their favorite song and through close analysis, prove it is poetry. Students will create a poster using the lyrics of the self-selected song and identify
  • At least two of the three R’s of poetry

- Write examples of RHYME in green

- Write examples of REPETITION in blue

- Write examples of RHYTHM in red

  • An example of ALLITERATION – underlined once
  • At least three examples of FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE (simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, personification, idiom) – circled and identified
  • At least one example of IMAGERY or SYMBOLISM – underlined twice and explained in margin

Students will also write a paragraph on the back of their poster that clearly explains the theme or message of their song. The paragraph should be five to seven sentences and free of any grammatical errors.

Students will also present his or her findings to the class in a two to three minute presentation. Students will explain the elements of poetry found in the song, its theme, and a final conclusion as to whether or not the song is actually poetry. Students can use music and/or video clips to enhance their presentation.

Project Timeline

Monday, February 13th – Introduce Project

Tuesday, February 14th and Wednesday, February 15th – In-class Work Days

Thursday, February 16th and Friday, February 17th – Presentation Days

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