"The poet's voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail." —William Faulkner
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A poetry portfolio is a collection of poems, biographies, and reflections. This portfolio is also includes a visual response: a way of portraying the tone or "mood" of a poem using imagery. The following is an outline of what is expected. Add to it, if you like! :-)
- Three poems written by two or three poets from your country of origin, along with a sentence or two bio of each. The poems must be submitted in the original language and translated into English, either by you or someone else. Each poem must include a one-paragraph analysis. MM students should check out this site.
- A poem of your choice accompanied by an analysis.
- Five of your favorite poems from the poems we study in class. At least one needs to be illustrated.
- Three poems by your featured poet
- A two-three page literary analysis on two-three poems on your featured poet.
- A one-page biography, including the poet’s importance in his/her historical time period
Poems as a “response to art”:
- Three “poems as response to art” by other poets. Include a copy of the piece of art.
- One-two “art poem" (a poem as response to art) by you.
Sharing your knowledge:
- A list of 10 poetic terms discussed in class, accompanied by an example of each from the poems we read in class
Original Poetry by you:
- Five-seven additional original poems written by you; three must include graphics/drawings/images/photos that accentuate the tone and or subject of your piece. You could create videos to show to the class
Presentation: Ways to showcase your poetry portfolio:
- Create your own poetry blog which could include original podcasts of your audio.
- Create a hardcopy poetry portfolio in a beautifully-designed binder.
- Create an e-portfolio. (Click on link, then see me for details!)
- Create a website that showcases the elements of your poetry portfolio.
- Suggest another way!