Friday, November 18, 2016

A Beastly Bark

I am currently working with sonnets in my composition class and came up with this example today in class:
Behind the borrowed house I heard a bark

The scene released a fear in me throughout

The darkness droned through sounds that lit a spark

I know not how I ever felt such doubt


And as the creature came around the bend

It glared through glass as clear to me today

I froze and fumbled for my furry friend

A cat or rat or something to dismay


But once I saw the "beast" to take my life

I found a friend whose fear of me just waned

We sat to chat to comfort our own strife

And pals became our title to sustain


The moral of this story should be clear

That fear can hinder those who hold it dear

 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Composition: Unit IV (Poetry)

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Composition: Unit IV


Limerick




We will develop a limerick (at least one stanza) and read our limerick focusing on rhythm, rhyme, intonation, and stress.  Here are some examples: page 1.


Tanka




We will develop a tanka (at least one stanza) and read our limerick focusing on rhythm, rhyme, intonation, and stress.  Here are some examples: page 1.


Cinquain




We will develop a cinquain (at least one stanza) and read our limerick focusing on rhythm, rhyme, intonation, and stress.  Here are some examples: page 1.


Sonnet


We will develop a sonnet (at least one stanza) and read our limerick focusing on rhythm, rhyme, intonation, and stress.  See this example or others found on the Internet.

 

Thesis Manuscript Template (Video)

 

 

Thesis Manuscript Template by Benjamin Stewart on Scribd


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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Sample Limericks

Three sample limericks for my composition students...

Limerick #1

I had to admit to them winningIf not I´m afraid I´d be sinningThe Cardinals had flownA season they´d blownThe Cubs and their fan´s keep a spinning 

Limerick #2

A ball and a bat hit the groundThe pitch which sank down was quite soundA runner quite fastthe throws that went pastThe bunt turned the team all around

Limerick #3

Alone by himself in a crowdHis head was above all the cloudsIt suddenly cameThere was no-one to blameThe ball rushed right by and he bowed