|By Grant Wood|
What are some poems you like? I've dragged out my old literature books for this one :D Probably my first poem love was The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere that I actually started memorizing for fun. It's a rollicking good ride with Paul Revere through the countryside (I'M A POET AND THIS IS A POETRY TAG)! And it mentions my birthday, "The eighteenth of April". It's just really, really, really fun to bounce around with!
Some more are America for Me by Henry Van Dyke, The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe (because Nevermore), We Never Know How High We Are by Emily Dickinson, I'm Nobody Who Are You also by Dickinson Antony's Speech on the Death of Caesar by Shakespeare, Lochinvar by Sir Walter Scott, and the A Tutor Who Tooted a Flute limerick because I'm very, very mature...
Also, just watch this if you love or hate Shakespeare:
Are there any poets whose work you especially enjoy? If so, who are they? Longfellow because he tells stories, has bounce, and is pretty simple. Tennyson because his work just always, always speak to me. I also really enjoy Emily Dickinson's poems because they pack so much into so little.
|Me as an elementary schooler trying to write poems|
Do you prefer poetry that rhymes and had a strict meter, or free verse? Or do you like both? Over the years, I've come to appreciate both, especially slam poetry, but I always love rhyme!
Do you have any particular poetry movements you're fond of? (Beat poets, Romanticism, Fireside poets, etc?) As seen by my love of Longfellow, I love, love, love the Fireside poets! They tell stories and just so. much. love. to my boys the Fireside Poets! (That totally wasn't creepy...)
What are some poems you dislike? Early English poetry is always a little off-putting. The same with early American, even though it's years later than early English poetry. Oddly enough, I like a lot of English poems from the early American era. Also, Wordsworth is sometimes
Have you ever memorized a poem? Yes. Welcome to ABeka spelling and vocab... Actually, most of my real-life teachers have only enforced the poetry for the first half of the year, if that. The video teachers however... Written poem quizzes, really? -__- Also, my weird memory can actually remember most of them, if you get me started! I've memorized most of my favorite poems, although some of them are only favorites because I can recite them. For example, O Captain! My Captain! is fun just because it's fun to tragically recite "But O heart! heart! heart! // O the bleeding drops of red, // Where on the deck my Captain lies, // Fallen cold and dead."
So that's that! I don't talk about poetry much here, but I really enjoy it. Be sure to go check out all the festivities over at The Edge of the Precipice!