Content Objective: I can identify and apply poetic structure in writing my own poetry.
Language Objective: I will write my own structured opposite poems mimicking the structure of William Blake's "Introduction to Songs of Innocence and Experience".
1. As a group, generate ten pairs of opposites.
Share your group's list on this Padlet
2. Count syllables, rhyme, lines and stanzas in the following excerpt:
The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold,
And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold;
And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea,
When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.
3. List the following both for Introduction to Songs of Innocence and Introduction to Songs of Experience:
- Rhyme Scheme
- Stanza Count
- Line per Stanza
- Syllables per Line
4. Your assignment:
Write one poem in the fashion of Blake’s “Introduction to Songs of Innocence” and one in the fashion of Blake’s “Introduction to Songs of Experience”, each about one of your opposing topics.
Due: Thursday, May 12, 2016
- Opposite pairs
- Rhyme scheme, stanza count, line per stanza, and syllables per line for Songs of Innocence and Experience
- Start your own opposite poems