Lesson 8: You Come Too
Review what visual imagery is and think about how you would describe a shape poem to someone who has never seen one. Poetry is a type of art, but instead of paint, the poet uses words.
Questions to Discuss
- Why do you think Jack decides to let his teacher put his name on his poem?
- Is Jack's attitude toward poetry changing? (yes) How do you know? (He is writing more poems and becoming interested in the poems he is reading in class.)
- In what ways are poetry and visual art similar and different? (Answers will vary.)
Things to Review
Review the idea that poems use words to create pictures in the minds of readers. Nouns, interesting adjectives, and action verbs help create these images. Figurative language, such as metaphors and personification, also make poems more effective.