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Intersting.The first known African American to publish literature, he was a lifelong slave of the Lloyd family on Long Island. He was a servant who was a clerk in the family business, a farmhand, and an artisan. He was allowed to attend school and was a devout Christian, as were the Lloyds. His first published poem was written on Christmas Day, 1760.

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Szymborska’s poems are mostly short, and her output was not voluminous—only around 400 published poems. And yet, she is one of the few contemporary poets you can call beloved and not have it be a condescension or an insult

Use this resource to create adorable poem snowflakes! Students will write both a haiku and cinquain poem about snowflakes/winter/the holidays. Students will publish their poems and glue onto either side of the snowflake. Decorate the snowflake with glitter, punch a hole in the top, and hang around the room!

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This will lead you to a website where you can type in a poem and it will turn it into a shape! So cool!

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<p><em>A spider lives inside my head<br />Who weaves a strange and wondrous web<br />Of silken threads and silver strings<br />To catch all sorts of flying things,<br />Like crumbs of thought and bits of smiles<br />And specks of dried-up tears,<br />And dust of dreams that catch and cling<br />For years and years and years . . .</em></p><p>Have you ever read a book with everything on it? Well, here it is, an amazing collection of never-before-published poems and drawings from the creator of…

when you are old and grey and full of sleep, w.b. yeats my husband recited this to me by heart when he proposed

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27 Free Writing Contests: Legitimate Competitions With Cash Prizes

29 Free Writing Contests: Legitimate Competitions With Cash Prizes (Annual Contests)

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Language Arts Poetry Project

Language Arts Poetry Project This project incorporates reading, writing, and research skills and helps students to demonstrate mastery and understanding of poetry components. For this project, students choose a topic as their starting point. They then locate (and cite!) three published poems and include analysis of each poem. Next, students write three poems of their own and also research their favorite poet. All of this information is compiled into a creative and organized booklet.

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In the old days Dorothea used to dream of becoming a Australian superstar, but she didn't want to be that famous, so she became a poetry artist. She started at age 15 and loved writing poems that when she then published her famous published poem 'my country' with took peoples hearts away. Dorothea and her parents live in Sydney and her grandmother came from Scotland to congratulate Dorothea on her Carrier.