Thursday, 2/11

Thursday, 2/11 After some pre-writing in journals, we discussed the intersection between imagery and figurative language, returning to some of the poems in Burroway’s ch. 1. Then students worked through an exercise that asked them to create their own poem from the model of “Poetry Should Ride the Bus” by Lucile Clifton, where they were to practice personification of poetry through some of their own common, everyday activities. Homework: do some writing over the long weekend; complete an exercise from today you didn’t get to or extend some that you did, or continue work on your “Poetry Rides the Bus” exercise.