In this , teacher Glori Chaika describes an activity in which students invented their own poetry form at the end of the year, and then had to describe how to write poems in their form to their classmates. If other students couldn't follow the form, students revised their form and/or instructions until everyone could use the style.
A bio-poem is a poem that a student writes about herself. Not only does it give students a chance to reflect about their own lives, it allows the class to get to know each other better!
How to structure a comparative poetry essay by …
1. Never use a metaphor, simile or other figure of speech which you are used to seeingin print.
2. Never use a long word where a short one will do.
3. If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
4. Never use the passive where you can use the active.
5. Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word or jargon word if you can think of aneveryday English equivalent.
6. Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous.
These are of course very elementary rules and you could, as Orwell admits, keep all ofthem and still write bad English, though not as bad as you might have. But how far willthey take us in the writing of a poem? And how much of that transaction I mentionedearlier is described by them? If following a simple set of rules guaranteed the success ofa poem, poems would not be held in very high esteem, as, of course, they are. And far toomany people would find it easy to write them, which, naturally, is not the case. For thepoems that are of greatest value are those that inevitably, unselfconsciously break rules,poems whose urgency makes rules irrelevant.