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Poetry Anthology

Poetry Anthology

For Friday, March 2, you need to compile an anthology of original poetry.  Please make sure to include original work only! (Plagiarism = 0 and is boring.)  The week of March 5th, we'll have a "Poetry Jam," in which you'll have a chance to read two of your original poems, so be sure to do your best. . .and be motivating, inspirational, thought-provoking, and/or entertaining.

Here's a checklist for your anthology:

*A Neat, High Quality Presentation: Use clean, tidy, unwrinkled sheets of 8.5*11 inch ("regular" paper).  You can use white or a variety of colors.  Make sure your handwriting is legible.  Take pride in your work.
*Cover Page: Give a creative title to your anthology.  Include an original illustration or photo (that you've taken).  Display the poet's name (yours!).
*Table of Contents: Your second page should be the table of contents.  List what's on each page (poem names in quotations and type of poem in parenthesis).  Also list the page number for the "Poetry Devices Index" and the "Poet's Biography."
*Poems: Include 10 original poems.   Remember to give a title to each poem. Poems should be written in a variety of forms and styles.  If you want to include shorter poems (such as Haikus, Limericks, Cinquians, etc.), be sure to include two poems counting as “one” of the ten.  In other words, for each poem 5 lines or less counts as “1/2” a poem.  You should include an array of styles and forms, meaning that you should include no more than 2 free verse, 2 rap, 2 sonnet, etc.  A useful resource is PBS’s News Hour Extra on poetry found by clicking here.  Of course, you may search the web for other forms and examples (shape poems, alphabet poems, etc.)
*Illustrations:  Include original artwork (sketches, collages, stick figures, elaborate drawings, watercolor, original photographs, etc. ) for each poem.
*“Poetry Device Index”: Include an index with a copy of the poetry device table handed out in class.   Change the “example” part of the chart to represent your poetry anthology.  List the title of the poem using quotation marks, the page number, the line number(s), and the relevant “word(s).”
*Autobiography: Include a 2-3 paragraph real or imagined autobiography of you, the poet.

Please be sure to turn in work on time on Friday (meaning the beginning of 6th hour, the start of class).  Work will be accepted a maximum of one day late, but will receive a grade, base 80%.