The Poetry Project

Engelsk A/B

Aim

The purpose of the poetry project is tobe introduced to, share and be touched by a variety of British and American poetrypay attention to language, form and genre characteristicsuse relevant method for analyzing and interpreting poetrycooperate in groups to reach a specific shared goal (incl. time and task management)research and develop materials for a specific assignmentstructure and deliver an effective oral/visual presentation and thereby improving your oral proficiency

Benefits

The methods learned in this module will aid you when working on more large scale cross disciplinary assignments (AT, SRO, SRP)

Your Task

Prepare an oral presentation on British/American Poetry. Your presentation must include a visual aid (e.g. power point, prezi, handout, finger puppet movie, a strategy for writing on blackboard…). BE CREATIVE Your presentation should 15 minutes long

Individual work

Find and choose a poem by an English-speaking poet(Written Assignment) Write one page explain what triggered your response to the poem, why did you choose it? Some thoughts about the meaning of the poem.Practice reading your poem out loud.

Group work

Select the poem that you want to do a presentation onPrepare your presentationResearch background and biographical details of the poetUse different web resources, online encyclopedias, dictionaries, poetry analysis tool sheet (handed out in class)Analyze the poem – composition/structure, themes, narration, meaningExplain at least three poetic devices used in the poemsBe careful not to plagiarize

Group roles

Task Manager – makes sure the product demands are met and assigns/coordinates homework for group membersTime Manager – keeps the timeNotes Manager – records group progress and takes notes (create common document in Google Docs)Language Manager – makes sure that all group members speak English at all times

Suggested poets

Robert Frost, Elisabeth Barrett Browning, Sylvia Plath, Allen Ginsberg, Emily Dickinson, William Carlos Williams, Langston Hughes, Eavan Boland, Amiri Baraka, e.e. cummings, Maya Angelou, Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens, Gertrude Stein, H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), Li-Young Lee, Carol Ann Duffy, Ruby Dee, James Sheard, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Robert Browning, Sigfried Sassoon, W.H. Auden, Dylan Thomas, Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin. Anne Carson, Seamus Heaney.

Web resources

http://www.contemporarywriters.com/http://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/literature/OpenSite.htmhttp://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/home.dohttp://www.online-literature.com/http://www.americanpoems.com/