1. your poem and
2. your poet;
3. however, you must have a digital visual medium - PowerPoint, iMovie, Prezi, etc.
The options in terms of which digital visual medium are up to you.
You can give an oral presentation with PowerPoint Slides - or go further and make a Prezi or iMovie.
You must post your presentation to your blog - and YouTube if need be.
The order is up to you: What works best for you?
You can talk poem, then bio, and explain the poem - or
Explain the poem, share the poem, and teach us about the poet.
Bottom line question: In 5-7 minutes, what do you want us to know
about your poet
and poem that makes both more interesting to your classmates?
Questions to Consider:
- Where did your poet grow up?
- Where did your poet go to school?
- What inspired your poet to write poetry?
- How does your poet define poetry? What is his or her ars peotica?
- What other poets influenced your poet to write poetry?
- Who has your poet influenced?
- Was your poet a part of a school or movement? See this Poetry Timeline.
On your blog, post links to the biography of your poet - curate a few interesting points with hyperlinks.
- Note the imagery and symbolism: select images
- Note the theme and motifs
- Note the figurative language:
- Note the alliteration, assonance, consonance, meter
- Note the allusions or references
- Note the rhyme scheme, form, enjambment etc.
- Note the tone - and shifts in tone
If you're looking for inspiration or "How to" Videos....Google it - and check youtube!
Tremendous resources are available!
If you find a good one, please email it and I will share it below...
Thanks to Ashley for sharing:
Need help with Prezi?
Here's a good video that I discovered via Twitter:
Got 7 minutes? Learn how to use #Prezi: http://t.co/5pJQjWTc1p. pic.twitter.com/hD4Oyo7Xey
— Prezi (@prezi) April 22, 2014
Some inspiration of video with words: