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Transcript of Slam poetry
Typical slam poems/poets are
is important too
Simply put, poetry slam is the competitive art of performance poetry. It puts a dual emphasis on writing and performance, encouraging poets to focus 50% on what they're saying and 50% on how they're saying it.
A poetry slam is... is a competitive event in which poets perform their work and are judged by members of the audience. Typically, the host or another organizer selects the judges, who are instructed to give numerical scores (on a zero to 10 or one to 10 scale) based on the poets' content and performance.
This is for the kids
the girls with the crazy brothers,
this is for the
men who hold down three jobs
just to hold up their children,
this this is for
the late night skee-ball players
What should good slam have in it?
tripping trails down doors of doom
click-clack attack with a double wide lens
Poetic license, or plain just making up words
Why don't you maturate?
Slang, talk how you TALK
Sho, baby I know it!
Yes, I know that information.
unzips its word hips
sleep to dream, my brain rips the seams
personal/real life examples
imagery (metaphors and similes)
Maybe there are cartwheels in your mouth...
Maybe your words will grow up to be gymnasts
Dialogue: Use real life dialogue
NO ONE WANTS "YES I KNOW THAT INFORMATION" IN SLAM. IT'S CALLED SLAM. SLLLLLLAAAM IT.
Analyze these skills
in a slam poem!
ROCK OUT POEM
SLAM POETS ya'll might like:
Big Poppa E
Shane Hawley (The Wile E. Coyote poem)
Marshall "Soulful" Jones
Shout Out Poem
HW: Write your own slam poem, choose from:
Rock Out poem
Shout Out poem
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