I found this amazing poetry website I'm in love with. Go here:
On the left tab, you can browse poems and poets. When you click on that, it brings up a page where you can narrow down your results by subject, time period, literary device, etc. Go to "browse poems" then click "poetic terms" on the left. Then click "techniques." Choose any of those techniques (one you're not as familiar with). Then, in a blog post, identify and define the technique you chose. Pick a poem you like that uses that technique. In a paragraph, analyze how that specific technique is used to communicate the speaker's purpose.
*remember, the goal here is to identify the subject and theme of the poem, then question how the speaker actually achieves that by looking at the tools he uses.
Find a poem that interests you. Mess around with the website a little bit--get familiar with it. You may actually come across a poet you don't hate (can anyone name THAT literary device I just used?)!
This blog is due no later than 8am Monday, October 8. And don't forget PAJAMA DAY! Bring breakfast food and snacks for a comfy cozy Monday, if you want. :)