Poetry Gallery Walk
Step Three: Select a poem other than your original
Step Four: Develop Questions
Here are some stems to start you off:
- Why does the poet use ______ to convey ____?
- How does ___________ contribute to the theme?
- How would the poem be different if it utilized/included ______________?
Harlem HopscotchBY MAYA ANGELOU
One foot down, then hop! It's hot.
Good things for the ones that's got.
Another jump, now to the left.
Everybody for hisself.
In the air, now both feet down.
Since you black, don't stick around.
Food is gone, the rent is due,
Curse and cry and then jump two.
All the people out of work,
Hold for three, then twist and jerk.
Cross the line, they count you out.
That's what hopping's all about.
Both feet flat, the game is done.
They think I lost. I think I won.