As I shamefully admitted in my last blog, I didn’t hate poetry going into this unit, and I still don’t hate it. I actually really like trying to fit lines into either iambic or trochaic form. It’s kind of fun. Having to write a poem with requirements made me start to see that there is really a lot that has to go into writing a poem, but writing poems with the requirements really wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Most of the hard part was figuring out what to write about, but after I got an idea I didn’t hate actually writing it. I couldn’t really think of an idea for my first poem for a while, and I ended up sort of forcing something together, so it was harder to write, but for my second poem I had a better idea of what I was going to write about so it was a lot easier. Mostly what changed between my first and second poem was that I had a better idea for what the poem would be about. The idea for my second poem actually started out as a joke. In math class I jokingly said I was going to write a love poem to math, and I thought it would be funny to make someone that hates math read that and grade it, but then it ended up turning out alright, and it had all the requirements, so I turned it in. Honestly I don’t really like the idea of adding a visual element to a poem. The video we watched in class ended up being really creepy and I did not like it at all. I think that the poem should do its job of describing something well enough that it doesn’t need a visual, but if I had to add a visual to my poem, I would probably add some angel wings in the beginning because it’s supposed to be like the thing I’m speaking to is some heavenly, amazing thing. Then I would add a dove flying past a bright sun with the light shining behind it to show the peace and beauty that I talk about in the third and fourth stanzas. And then I would end it with some math equations floating around hearts.
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