Learn how to Slant Rhyme Poetry at SFIHS With Poetry Workshops
By Guest Blogger Cronos, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot, San Francisco International High School
Cronos here for National Poetry Month at SF International. We’ve been celebrating the month in verse, slant rhyme and haiku. Or, that’s what I could hear with my head hanging out the window.
At the end of the month, Nurse Rachel hosted a poetry workshop for students at SF International. At first I was scared, but they reassured me she is not a vet and would only be operating on stanzas. Nurse Rachel brought strips of paper with some of her favorite lines of poetry and the students all read them aloud.
Then, they worked together to create their own group poem. First, they did this out loud by speaking one line at a time.
Then, they wrote down the lines they liked best and came up with a collaborative poem. The session ended with them working on their own poems about technology. Who knew we could have so much fun without any treats?