Here is an example of the worksheet we used in class! You should try and write your own Thanksgiving detail poem!
Today we had another discussion concerning one of the most essential tools of a Poet: DETAIL. Without detail a poem just wouldn't be a poem! A poet requires the use of all their senses in order to create details that will make the poem better.
We started our conversation by looking at our pencils and applying the five senses to this often looked over and boring writing tool. We discovered that pencils: (and we couldn't say, "looks like a pencil!)
LOOK LIKE: spears SMELL LIKE: wood TASTE LIKE:(if we were to crush them up and put them in a recipe) would be crunchy!
FEEL LIKE: smooth like a blanket SOUND LIKE: clicks
After looking at our pencils we divided up into groups and did some collaboration poems. We learned that a lot of Poets use collaboration when writing poems. Next week we are reading a poem that was written by two poets over a period of several months!