PROJECT: WRITING FREE VERSE

PROJECT: WRITING FREE VERSE Instructions Ask your teacher or librarian to help you locate excellent free verse poetry for study. Good contrasting selections are “All in green went my love riding” by E.E. Cummings and “The River Merchant’s Wife: A Letter” by Ezra Pound. When you are thoroughly familiar with sound patterns of free verse poetry, write a free verse poem of at least fifteen lines. Use at least three kinds of figurative language and at least two different sound effects. When you feel you can express your poem well, have your teacher listen and comment about your voice quality. Have your teacher evaluate you on effectiveness, voice strength, expressions, and voice flexibility. When you have heard your teacher’s comments on your reading, write a paragraph describing good reading techniques and a paragraph noting your areas of weakness and your ideas for strengthening them.