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Friday, November 18, 2016

A Beastly Bark

I am currently working with sonnets in my composition class and came up with this example today in class:

Behind the borrowed house I heard a bark
The scene released a fear in me throughout
The darkness droned through sounds that lit a spark
I know not how I ever felt such doubt 

And as the creature came around the bend
It glared through glass as clear to me today
I froze and fumbled for my furry friend
A cat or rat or something to dismay 

But once I saw the "beast" to take my life
I found a friend whose fear of me just waned
We sat to chat to comfort our own strife
And pals became our title to sustain

The moral of this story should be clear
That fear can hinder those who hold it dear


Monday, November 7, 2016

Composition: Unit IV (Poetry)

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Composition: Unit IV

Limerick

We will develop a limerick (at least one stanza) and read our limerick focusing on rhythm, rhyme, intonation, and stress.  Here are some examples: page 1.

Tanka

We will develop a tanka (at least one stanza) and read our limerick focusing on rhythm, rhyme, intonation, and stress.  Here are some examples: page 1.

Cinquain

We will develop a cinquain (at least one stanza) and read our limerick focusing on rhythm, rhyme, intonation, and stress.  Here are some examples: page 1.

Sonnet 

We will develop a sonnet (at least one stanza) and read our limerick focusing on rhythm, rhyme, intonation, and stress.  See this example or others found on the Internet.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Sample Limericks

Three sample limericks for my composition students...

Limerick #1

I had to admit to them winning
If not I´m afraid I´d be sinning
The Cardinals had flown
A season they´d blown
The Cubs and their fan´s keep a spinning 

Limerick #2

A ball and a bat hit the ground
The pitch which sank down was quite sound
A runner quite fast
the throws that went past
The bunt turned the team all around

Limerick #3

Alone by himself in a crowd
His head was above all the clouds
It suddenly came
There was no-one to blame
The ball rushed right by and he bowed