What poems speak to you?
You will create your own anthology of poetry--you are the editor of this anthology, the person who chooses the poems, writes the introductions, & puts the whole thing together. Your poetry anthology (or collection) will be united by a single theme (such as anger, spring, curiosity, nature, etc.).
- Think about and decide on a theme that represents your interests and personality
- Browse poems to find poems that appeal to you and that fit your theme
- Save the poems (to a Google document, as links, hand-written, etc.)
- introduction to your anthology
- 5-6 poems to represent your chosen theme
- your written notes for each poem
You'll have an anthology (needs to be neat and presentable--can be handmade, on Google Slides or Docs, etc.) to show for your labors by the end of this project!
Click here for an example of one page of an anthology with the poem, poem note, and art using Google Slides.
In your introduction...
In your poem notes...
- what drew you to the particular poem
- connections to other texts you know
- a particular line or image from the poem
- how the poem relates to your chosen theme
Click here to read an example of one way you might approach writing your poem notes.
- quality and development of writing (including introduction and notes)
- overall visual appeal
- conventions/publishable condition