Learning Intention: I can create poems using poetic devices and following specific forms.

1.What did you learn over the past 6 weeks?

I can create poems using poetic devices and following specific forms.

I learned everything! The only thing I knew about poetry was how to rhyme. I thought that there was only one kind of poem and it always had to rhyme, I now know that there are poetic devices and different types of poetry.

2. What did you learn about yourself and your abilities as a poet?
I LOVED the poetry unit, and I learned that I'm not all that bad at writing it. Writing poetry was a bit harder than I thought it would be because, I'm so used to writing full sentences and in proper format that it took me some time to get used to the ways of poetry.

3. Where did you grow the most as a learner?
I learned a lot and I know that if you told me to write a Character poem a few months ago I would look at you like " What are you talking about?" I learned how to write different poems and how to incorporate them into my writing.

4. What are you most proud of with regards to this unit? Explain why.
I am very proud of how far I have come and what I can write with poetry. I really enjoyed the poetry unit because poetry gives you more freedom with your writing. I am very proud of my final project and the poetry contains. I think everyone found their inner poet and created amazing master pieces.

5.Where do you feel that you still need to grow? Explain.
I think that I need to improve on using more descriptive language or trying to add more poetic devices to my writing. Also I need to try to use less common devices (alliteration, onomatopoeia). I need to work on my rhyming as well.  used some rhyming in my concrete poem that was pretty good but in my other poems I could have tried harder to make my writing more advanced.
2/24/2013 09:33:20 am

I like how you made your project unique it was something nobody in the class did. My favourite poem that you did was you free verse it was called behind these chains and it was so powerful because it really represented who you are as a person. I really like how used lots of metaphors because personally I think that metaphoric poems are the most powerful because when you relate something in real life to your words its so much more understandable and it gives it the piece of art it needs to be.


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