Learning Intention: I can demonstrate my understanding of a variety of poetic devices.

What I learned: From when this poetry unit started to now I can make poems without as much struggle as when I first started. After doing this unit I can express my self on paper easier than when I started. I also found out that there’s more to poetry than just rhyming. I learned about poetic devices and how many there are. Rhyme out of all of the poetic devices is my first choice. The character is my favorite type of poem because of the humor you can use and how the perspective the object is feeling.

Reflection of Learning Poetry Unit

Over the past six weeks Division 1 has learned about poetic devices and was introduced to a variety of poetry forms. Please reflect on the last six weeks when you answer the following questions.

1)   What did you learn over the past 6 weeks about writing poetry?

       I learned about poetic devices and different types of poems.

2)   2) What did you learn about yourself and your abilities as a poet? (Did you discover that you had a natural gift at writing, or that you connected easily to the learning? Was writing good poetry more difficult than you expected?)

The poetry was as I suspected I knew it was going to be a little bit difficult because I would have to dig deep down to find that poet in me.

3)   Where did you grow the most as a learner?

I think I grew more fluent in my writing and my way to express my self as a writer. Writing paragraphs was harder before the poetry started.

4)   What are you most proud of with regards to this unit? Explain why.

I’m proud of my self as a poet. Before this subject started I didn’t think I could do it. After the final project I can look back at my learning from when I made my first poem to my final project.

5)   Where do you feel that you still need to grow? Explain.

I think I need to make more imagery in my poems. My free verse was more like a paragraph instead of a poem. Finding poetic devices in it should have been easier but I maybe got 1 in the entire poem.

In class we've made many poems from haiku's to soon to be free-verse poems. 

What I learned: I learned that it's better not to say what the poem is based on. I think it's better when the reader has to guess what it's about.

This is my found poem. We are working on making poems of different types in class

L.I.:I can demonstrate my understanding of a variety of poetic devices.

What I learned: I learned that you can find a poetic device anywhere

In class we were learning about poetry. One of our projects was to make sensory poem about our favorite meal. My favorite meal is Mac N Cheese so that's what I made my project on. Making this project was really fun because you get to use descriptive language.

Learning Intention: I can create a poem using a specific form and variety of strategies.

What I learned: I learned that finding a poetic device can be hard at times but you can already have one you just never knew about it like in my rough draft I had a simile and a didn't even know.
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