Poetry 1/12 Assignment

Poetry 1/12 Assignment

STEP ONE: Yukon/Klondike Gold Rush Poems due! Post them to share with the class!

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 Add your poem to the "KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH/YUKON TERRITORY INSPIRED POEMS" blog on the 8th grade Language Arts Web Page. Put your initials as part of the title.

 STEP TWO: Read the following poems (one per link) and follow the directions below for each poem.

On a separate piece of paper: 

Underline words you don’t know, and look them up in the dictionary.  Then answer the following questions on a separate piece of paper with your partner. 


  1. What is the theme?
  2. What is the mood?
  3. What are the lengths of the lines?
  4. Do any of the lines rhyme?
  5. Are any words repeated?
  6. How does the punctuation differ from an essay or book?


"Nature" Is What We See - Poem by Emily Dickinson


Song Of Nature - Poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson


All Nature Praises God - Poem by Carmela Patterson


A Noiseless Patient Spider - Poem by Walt Whitman


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