The Art of Boards – Build a Poem Like Shakespeare or Dickinson

The Art of Boards – Build a Poem Like Shakespeare or Dickinson

During your unit on Shakespeare or Emily Dickinson, your students may complain and ask, “Why do they talk so funny?” To appreciate the language of Shakespeare or Emily Dickinson, students need to understand poetic meter.  In this program, students will learn about meter and rhyme in the poetry of Shakespeare and/or Emily Dickinson by reading their poems as well as more recent and accessible examples of poetic verse. They will discuss the themes and structure of the model poems, and then write their own poem in meter to experiment with the form.

Lake Erie Ink also offers poetry workshops in spoken word, figurative language, and much more, and can customize a program to meet your students’ needs.