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Elizabeth Honey: Poetry workshop

Session Info:

Introduction to my poetry books: Honey Sandwich Mongrel Doggerel The Moon in the Man

– Readings from my anthology of favourite poems – Discussion of various forms of poetry – A close look at particular poems – Examining words: meaning, look, sound, associations, alliteration, repetition, assonance, metaphor, simile – We brainstorm a poem using one of my poems as a recipe, each child writing a rhyming couplet and illustrating it, or – Using visual reference each student writes a poem

Topics:

– The nature of words – Styles of poetry – Enjoyment of language

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