Genre: Poetry

ZHUO-WEI L

Zhuo-Wei is also working on a poetry unit, and has responded strongly to the light verse of Shel Silverstein. Light verse is defined as poetry that attempts to be humorous.  Some of the notable light verse poets are Edward Lear, Ogden Nash, Phyllis McGinley, Lewis Carroll, and the inimitable Shel Silverstein.  The below poems follow Read more…

ANDREA C

Snowball   I have a little kitten She’s as fluffy as my ice skating mittens Whenever she purrs She rubs against me and I feel her fur Her name is Snowball because she’s fluffy and white She’s very well behaved because she never bites Whenever I groom her she looks at me And I feel Read more…

CHRIS Z

The Struggles of Claude McKay       Claude McKay was born on September 15, 1889 in Jamaica to a family who was educated and well off. When McKay was four he started to go to basic school at his church. At the age of seven McKay was sent to live with his brother, who Read more…

HELEN HANYU L

  The Boast by Rita Dove   At the dinner table, before the baked eggplant, you tell the story of your friend, Ira, how he kept a three-foot piranha in his basement.   “It was this long,” you say, extending your arms, “And it was striped, with silver scales and blue shadows.”   The man Read more…

LARRY H

Keats in Context     John Keats is one of the greatest poets in the Romantic Era and arguably one of the greatest poets that has ever lived. Keats was known for his neo-Elizabethan and classical style of writing and unique passion in his poems. Keats, throughout his life, was plagued with a series of Read more…