Language Objective: I will turn my "Favorite Mistake" essay into a spoken word poem.
1. What is Spoken Word Poetry?
Watch Sarah Kay's TED Talk and take notes on what you learn about Spoken Word Poetry.
- Come up with your own definition of what spoken word poetry is.
- What do you need to consider when writing Spoken Word Poetry?
2. Now, turn your "Favorite Mistake" essay into a Spoken Word Poem.
Your poem should be about the same mistake and what you learned from it, but it needs to be a poem, so consider this as you re-write the events from your essay into a poem. Be sure that your language is as vivid as possible.
- Talk about the same mistake you have made, but cut down the word count to roughly 250 words.
- You may keep some lines from your original essay, but only if they work within your poem.
- Your poem does not need to rhyme, but it can if you want to. The only rule is that there are no rules to Spoken Word Poetry.
- Be sure that your poem expresses the key idea behind your mistake and what you learned from it.
- How did your essay and your poem differ from each other?
- How did you decide what elements from your essay to keep in your poem?
- Which one was harder to write, your essay or your poem? Why?
- Notes on Sarah Kay's TED Talk
- Your definition of Spoken Word Poetry and thoughts on how to to write it
- Your "Favorite Mistake" Spoken Word Poem