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Name: ______________

Poetry Anthology
Criteria for the presentation of the Anthology:

• All poems must be either neatly printed or typed

• Design a complementary and attractive cover page

• Give your Anthology its own title

• Include a Table of Contents

• All paragraphs must be 50-75 words in length, informative, insightful and


include a Topic and Concluding sentence

• The organization of your Anthology is up to you, however it must be well-


labeled and clear

o You will present your Anthology to the class, reading out loud one of
your original poems and one other poem of your choosing. Be
prepared to answer questions about your selections. The class will
then have a Poetry Cafe where students can mingle and read each
other’s work in an open, gallery-like atmosphere.

Your Anthology must include:

• A collection of 2 of your own poems (polished final drafts – title, no errors,


etc.)

• A collection of 8 poems written by a published poet (however, you can


include one poem written by a classmate, if you choose). The criteria for
choosing your poems are:
1. Find a poem to take with you in your coffin. This poem must last
an eternity (timeless). Explain in a paragraph why it is a good
choice.

• Title of Poem:
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• By:
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• From (Title of Book):


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• Published (year): ____________________

• Page: __________________

• Editor/Author of Book:
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• Point form notes/Rough Work for Paragraph explaining why you


chose this poem:
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2. Find a war or political poem, which you think expresses exactly


how you feel about the topic. Do a complete analysis of this poem
using TPCASTT (poem must be at least 10 lines).

• Title of Poem:
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• By:
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• From (Title of Book):


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• Published (year): ____________________

• Page: __________________

• Editor/Author of Book:
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• TPCASST notes
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3. Find a poem that you like. Explain what attracts you to the
poem in a paragraph response. ‘Just because…’ is not enough.
Support your opinions!

• Title of Poem:
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• By:
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• From (Title of Book):


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• Published (year): ____________________

• Page: __________________

• Editor/Author of Book:
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• Point form notes/Rough Work for Paragraph explaining why you


chose this poem:
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4. Find a poem that describes ‘YOUR’ Canada. Include a visual


(sketch drawing, picture or photograph) that equals or complements
the poem.

• Title of Poem:
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• By:
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• From (Title of Book):
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• Published (year): ____________________

• Page: __________________

• Editor/Author of Book:
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5. Find a poem that could be called “Breath”. Explain why you think
so.

• Title of Poem:
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• By:
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• From (Title of Book):


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• Published (year): ____________________

• Page: __________________

• Editor/Author of Book:
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• Point form notes/Rough Work for Paragraph explaining why you


chose this poem:
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6. Choose a poem that is written in a strict form (your favourite): a


sonnet, an ode, an elegy, a ballad, etc. Describe and define the
form including any typical poetic devices.

• Title of Poem:
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• By:
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• From (Title of Book):


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• Published (year): ____________________

• Page: __________________

• Editor/Author of Book:
________________________________________________________

• Point form notes/Rough Work for Paragraph explaining why you


chose this poem:
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7. Find a poem with an amazing line. Make sure it is an


unforgettable line – one you would like to memorize to repeat to
your friends!

• Title of Poem:
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• By:
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• From (Title of Book):


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• Published (year): ____________________

• Page: __________________

• Editor/Author of Book:
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• Quotable Line:
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8. Find a poem with an abstract title (such as ‘Innocent’,


‘Bewildered’, ‘Grief’, etc.). Underline the images in the poem that
make the abstraction concrete; for example, Memory – a small girl at
a window, Obedience – the whip always hung by the back door, Joy –
the desert sighs at night. Beware of clichés!

• Title of Poem:
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• By:
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• From (Title of Book):


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• Published (year): ____________________

• Page: __________________

• Editor/Author of Book:
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• Point form notes/Rough Work for concrete images:


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Total of 10 Poems