Next we will take notes on the different approaches to ekphrastic poetry. Organize a poetry reading and invite students to read their poems while the related works of art are projected on a screen behind them.
Reilly, Maura, Global Feminisms, While reading the poems the students will write essays or short pieces in response to the poems.
Do not have them share with the class. At any time during the lesson, the teacher should feel free to "reveal" the overall objective of the current lesson and the larger unit. It is clear that although the type of punishment levied on Hester Prynne did exist, the actual letter in its blazing scarlet color is, at best, not available for viewing.
The piece follows an abbaabba rhyme scheme for the octave the first eight lines and a cdecde scheme for the sestet the final six.
Students prepare a final project for analysis, which is evidence of knowledge gained. Five of the days will go directly toward the teaching of the poems, and the other two days are for the presentation of the directions and for one day of group meeting time in class.
After giving the students time to look at the photograph, have them describe what they see and include their personal reactions in a written form. In many cases, the ekphrasis lesson is a smaller part of a lesson that the teacher would already be teaching.
The idea is that these notes will help the students remember their thoughts and the thoughts of the class clearly after reading and discussing the poem.
While they are running the class I sit in the back of the classroom with a checklist making note of all of the students who participate. Calculating the Worth of a Picture and Other Objectives: Be certain to reinforce that this is an example of actual ekphrasis. The more this approach is used the better the students will become at viewing the art.
At this point I will also introduce the concept of the slight tension or rivalry between poetry and art. The end point of this activity asks the students to write the ideas about the art that came out in discussion in their notebooks.
After being given some time to examine the painting, students will be asked to point out different features of it — perhaps they will note the two characters in the background who are likely Dimmesdale and Chillingworth, or maybe they will note Pearl touching the scarlet letter as she does so frequently in the novel; the astute student might even bring out how Hester herself is in the shape of the letter A.
After the class has had a good chuckle with the pictures, share with them various mourning pictures and portraits, which are easily found on the internet.
This will ensure the students know which poems have been read and which ones still need to be read. This gallery walk has two components, though, so this first part would take one 45 minute class period.
Then they will write an analysis of how they used form to create meaning in their poems. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
More generally, a poem can add the overall resources of verbality, with descriptions developed through surprising metaphors, apt commentary cast in lines with unusual diction and crisp rhythm—perhaps even calling on the techniques of traditional prosody.Poetry Unit Ekphrasis: Using Art to Inspire Poetry High School English Language Arts Reading Standards for Fiction Craft and Structure Speaking and Listening Discussions Language Figurative Language Grammar Writing Narratives Oral Reports Pace and Clarity Reading Standards for Informational Text Structure Summarizing Word Meaning.
An ekphrastic poem responds to another type of artwork such as a sculpture, painting or dance performance. Ekphrasis has existed since poets like Horace and Homer penned their first works.
As the poet, your job is the experience and interpret sensually the art and render your own companion piece of art in poetic form.
Ekphrasis: Poetry Confronting Art - "And first Hephasestus makes a great and massive shield, blazoning well-wrought emblems all across its surface, raising a rim around it, glittering, triple-ply with a silver shield-strap run from edge to edge and five layers of metal to build the shield itself.".
Demystifying Poetry Using Women's Ekphrasis by Kristen but to acquire reading and writing skills that would prepare them for whatever career path they chose after high school.
One of the many skills that an AP English Literature student needs to acquire is the ability to identify literary devices within the context of a piece of writing. Ekphrasis – literary writing about art – has been the theme of the Museum’s poetry contest since its start in Judges reviewed nearly entries to select winners in adult, high school and middle school categories.
Among the judges on this year’s panel was Joel Lipman, former Lucas County poet laureate, who has taught. Writing about the Big Picture: American Ekphrasis The curriculum at Middletown High School for 11 th grade English utilizes American poetry and prose for its literary context, regardless whether the coursework is designed with struggling readers in mind or strictly adheres to the College Board's Advanced Placement guidelines.
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