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Introduction to Poetry: Anticipation Guide

Anticipation Guide

Jennifer Conlan

on 23 April 2014

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Introduction to Poetry
1. All poems rhyme.
2. Poets only write poetry to express their feelings.
4. Poetry is mainly for girls and women.
3. Poetry always uses weird or old-fashioned language.
5. I write poetry.
6. Music lyrics are not poetry.
7. Poets use imagery in their poems.
Homework! Oh, Homework!
I hate you! You stink!
I wish I could wash you away in the sink,
if only a bomb
would explode you to bits.
Homework! Oh, homework!
You're giving me fits.

I'd rather take baths
with a man-eating shark,
or wrestle a lion
alone in the dark,
eat spinach and liver,
pet ten porcupines,
than tackle the homework,
my teacher assigns.

Homework! Oh, homework!
you're last on my list,
I simply can't see
why you even exist,
if you just disappeared
it would tickle me pink.
Homework! Oh, homework!
I hate you! You stink!

Jack Prelutsky
Tupac Shakur
The Rose That Grew from Concrete
Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack
in the concrete?
Proving nature's laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams,
it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
when no one else even cared.
Chocolate Milk
Oh God! It's great!
to have someone fix you
chocolate milk
and to appreciate their doing it!
Even as they stir it
in the kitchen
your mouth is going crazy
for the chocolate milk!
The wonderful chocolate milk!
-Ron Pladgett
I am the autumn wind
Whooshing cold
Bringing you greetings
From blankets and fireplaces
-Nikki Giovanni
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

-Robert Frost
Appeals to the five senses...
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Eminem IS a poet.

The concrete water moves
like a conveyor belt
beneath the world's greatest
invention, connected to a
plank of tree.
3. Poetry is always difficult to understand.
7. So maybe music lyrics are poetry, but they don't use fancy figurative language.
So, what is poetry?
expresses the music in language
shows us the richness of language
defines deep feelings
should give pleasure to the speaker, listener, reader, and the poet.
is personal
can be about anything and everything
is intended to be read aloud
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