Poetry

What is poetry? Howard Nemerov is one of many poets who have tried to answer:

Because you Asked about the Line between Prose and Poetry

Sparrows were feeding in a freezing drizzle
That while you watched turned into pieces of snow
Riding a gradient invisible
From silver aslant to random, white, and slow.

There came a moment that you couldn’t tell.
And then they clearly flew instead of fell.

Poetry is best defined as distilled language.

General Resources

Eighth grade classes will be using a graphic organizer to trace the use of figurative language and sound devices in the poems we read.

English I Honors will be presenting about poetry and creating a poetry portfolio.

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