The Rhythm of Poetry: Part Two

Posted May 03, 2011 by John Schneider

Poetry is like a song. When you read poetry, you hear and feel different phrases and beats, created by the placement of punctuation and choice of words. As students listen to Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, third movement Alla Turca: Allegretto in A minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, they will hear how music also has phrases of different lengths and music notation that creates beats the listener will hear and feel. Students will learn how to critique poetry for its rhythm and beats, created by both word choice and punctuation. Students will have the opportunity to perform their poetry created in The Rhythm of Poetry: Part One.

Language Arts
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