1. Poem of the Day:
2. Finish writing your Spoken Word Poem.
Use these 5 tips to help you write:
Tip 1: Use Concrete Language
Spoken word poetry should incorporate certain words and phrases that can create vivid images, sounds, actions, and other feelings and sensations in your readers. If you spoken poetry is strong and rich with imagery, your audience will be able to feel, smell, and taste along with your poem. A good spoken word poetry is just like reading a good book.
Tip 2: Use Repetition
In any type of poetry, repetition is a simple, yet powerful poetic device. The repetition of a phrase or imagine will help to extend that particular thought or image beyond its original meaning. This can help the writer get a point across or exaggerate a point that they want to make.
Tip 3: Incorporate Rhyme
The use of rhyming in your poem can add to your performance and make it more entertaining and fun to follow for your audience. Use elements of surprise and moderation when incorporating rhyme into your spoken word poetry.
Tip 4: Attitude
Every poet’s poem will be unique, and they will also have their own unique perspective of the subject or topic that they choose to write and speak about. It is essential that a spoken word poem is able to capture the feelings that the poet has and covey them to their audience and the rest of the world. Be sure that your poem incorporates a certain attitude or feeling to your audience.
Tip 5: Persona
As a poet or write, you can portray anyone and any feelings that you want to in your poetry. For example, you choose to write your poem in the voice of someone else, or take on the opinion of another person that might be different from your own. Be creative and have fun with the subject you choose.
3. Peer Review your Poem: Read it to two other people and get verbal feedback and take notes on the following:
- What is working?
- What is confusing?
- What do you want to see more of?
- How could the author make their language more specific?
4. Begin editing your poems based on your feedback.
5. Exit Ticket: Highlight the following in your poem:
- two parts you absolutely love
- three parts you want to improve or strengthen
- add a comment with one question you still want to address in your poem
- Turn in your poem and edits (plus peer comments) to the "Writing SWP Day 2" assignment