Write Your Own Great War Poetry

Poetry Is Fun!

Now that you have had the wonderful opportunity to analyze some poetry, you surely must be aching to write a poem yourself!  Now is your big chance. Write a poem that meets the following criteria:

  • Needs to be at least 20  lines long
  • Have multiple line breaks at appropriate times
  • Include a minimum of five different literary techniques (see below)
  • Have this document filled out in its entirety, and then emailed to me.
  • Posted on your blog in written form
  • Recorded (by you or someone else) and posted on your blog

Sound like fun?  Here are some more suggestions

  • Here is what we brainstormed as a class about World War One
  • Possible use music or sounds of war in the background as you read your poem.  That is up to you though; it is an artistic decisions.  If you find some good websites with free background sounds, please email me the link so I can stick it on my delicious account.
  • Watch (or re-watch) these videos about WW1 for inspiration
  • Make good use of use of these literary techniques:
    • Simile
    • Metaphor
    • Personification
    • Alliteration
    • Repetition
    • Rhyme
    • Rhythm
    • Line breaks
    • Onomatopoeia

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