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The Art of Poetry

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  1. Conversations
    Conversation 1: Why Study Poetry? (Preview Content)
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  2. Conversation 2: Understanding Poetry through Poems
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  3. Conversation 3: Poetry and Faith
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  4. Lessons & Activities
    Lesson 1: Images (Preview Content)
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    1 Quiz
  5. Activity 1: Images (Preview Content)
  6. Lesson 2: Metaphor
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  7. Activity 2: Metaphor
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  8. Lesson 3: Symbols
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  9. Activity 3: Symbol
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  10. Lesson 4: Words
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  11. Activity 4: Words
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  12. Lesson 5: Sound
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  13. Activity 5: Sound
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  14. Activity 6: Rhythm
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  15. Lesson 6: Rhythm
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  16. Lesson 7: Shape
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  17. Activity 7: Shape
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  18. Lesson 8: Tone
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  19. Activity 8: Tone
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  20. Lesson 10: Verse Forms
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  21. Activity 10: Verse Forms
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  22. Lesson 11: Shaping Forms
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  23. Activity 11: Shaping Forms
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  24. Lesson 12: Emily Dickinson—A Case Study in Form
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  25. Activity 12: Emily Dickinson
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  26. Lesson 13: Open Verse
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  27. Activity 13: Open Verse
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  28. Lesson 14: Walt Whitman—A Case Study in Open Verse
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  29. Activity 14: Walt Whitman
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  30. Lesson 15: Narrative Poems
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  31. Activity 15: Narrative Poems
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  32. Growing Student Interest in Poetry
    Lesson 16: Growing Student Interest in Poetry
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  33. End of Course Test
    End of Course Test: Art of Poetry
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Lesson 5 of 33
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Activity 1: Images (Preview Content)

Christine Perrin shows us how she works with students to more deeply understand the use of images in poetry.

Discussion topics

  • (00:00) Chapter 1, Activity 1: Take five minutes and freewrite about images from one of the four seasons.  We write in order to figure out what we think about things and to generate ideas about things.
  • (08:50) Chapter 1, Activity 2: Describe an image that is important to you. Discuss and identify an image that’s important to your class. What kind of image did you choose?  Could they be called symbols?  Why or why not?  If they are symbols, what multiple meanings do you images represent?