Intersections: Poetry and Picture Book.
Poetry and picture have much in common: strong imagery, rhythm, brevity, a certain musicality, and sometimes rhyme. They often include a dramatic happening and a twist or surprise ending that makes you think. Clare will explore the basic structure of both of these genres using the rhyming ballad quatrain, the form used by cowboy poets, Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, and folksingers like Bob Dylan. Students will then try their hand at creating narrative poetry and picture book narrative using this form as inspiration.
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