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Teaching Poetry -- An Exercise in Imagery

Welcome again to another day of Teaching Poetry. Today’s topic is Imagery. Imagery uses figures of speech like metaphors, similes and personification to draw out our senses. 449 more words


Figurative Love

First they told me love was a metaphor
It’s the wind in your sails, the light in the darkness
It’ll be the breath in your lungs, the blood in your veins… 111 more words



In the most silent and serene part of the day, I managed to take hold of things that I only captured right at this moment. It’s like a shooting star, if we consider its fading nature.  269 more words

Late Night Thoughts

Bellwork #21

Wednesday, May 29, 2015

1. First person and second person. (I, you)

2. She, he, they

3. A signal in MLA is an in-text citation tool where the author of the paper or essay mentions the person or organization who/that they got the source material from. 71 more words



“In a metaphor a word which in standard (“literal”) usage denotes one kind of thing, quality, or action is applied to another, in the form of an identity instead of comparison…metaphors can be analyzed into two elements…I.A. 88 more words


3 Poetry Workshops

Symbolism Detour: What Symbolizes You?

*Builds on the work of Carol Booth Olson and the i3Pathway Project

Click here for copies of the mentor poems… 47 more words

Past Years

A Masterpiece of Madness

Splash paint on that canvas
Paint your grief

Ink words on the endless sheets of paper
Write down your fears

Play that guitar till your fingers bleed… 20 more words