Day #10: the Villanelle

DP #30: Poem of the Day

Read the poem of the day thoughtfully. Then, write a response to it. Your response can be an explanation of what it means, a focus on a particular line you like, or it could be the inspiration for your own creative response in the form of a poem, story, or memory. The key is to let the poem inspire you to write.

Take ten minutes. Be prepared to share with the class.

Hi folks!

Today, you’re going to try one of my favorite types of structured poems: the villanelle.

Here’s one I wrote.

This handout will help you write your own. Give it a try! Draft your ideas in your writer’s notebook. When you like what you have, write your final draft on Day #10 of your poem book. I encourage you to post it on your blog as well!

The Villanelle

DP #46:Holiday

Freewrite for five minutes about what you think about when you hear the word, holiday.

Hi folks! Let’s start class by doing a little group and class share of your limericks and sonnets.

Today, you’re going to try one of my favorite types of structured poems: the villanelle.

Here’s one I wrote.

This handout will help you write your own. Give it a try!

The mother of all poems: the SONNET

Daily Prompt

WN #35: Laughter

Freewrite for five minutes about what makes you laugh.

Continuing yesterday’s lesson, we’re going to watch three new poets read one of their poems to us.   After each poet reads, you’ll be writing down your initial reactions.

 


Today, you’re going to try your hand at writing a sonnet, arguably the most popular form of poetry in the world.  There are several types, but we’re going to focus on the ever-popular Shakespearean sonnet.

Here’s a handout to help guide you through the process.

And for those who really want a challenge, trying writing a villanelle.  Talk about highly structured!

Have fun!