10th Grade Writing Poetry: Homeschool Assignment

Instructor: Megan Sarkisian
Students write a poem using at least five poetic and literary devices to add to the overall effect of the poem. After composing the poem, students write a brief essay explaining their choice of devices and the ways in which they intended to create certain effects in their poem.

Assignment Instructions for Students

Write an original poem - it could be about a subject important to you, or something completely frivolous. It could be serious, emotional, funny or dramatic. It could be happy, or sad, or a combination of any of the above. It does not have to rhyme. Think carefully about the poetic and literary devices you want to include, using at least five to contribute to the overall effect of your poem. At least two of these should be structural devices. Once you have written your poem, write 3-4 paragraphs explaining your choices and how you intended to create certain effects for your reader.

Assignment Rubric for Parents

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