Killing Free Verse
1When I see birches bend to left and right
2Across the lines of straighter darker trees,
3I like to think some boy's been swinging them.
4But swinging doesn't bend them down to stay
Teacher: "Now, what do you think Line 3 means?"
Classmate: "It looks like a boy swung on the trees?"
Teacher: *deathglare* "Will someone else, someone who respects Mr. Frost and his works, please tell me?"
Well, you get the idea. Lovely lady, my english teacher XP Anyways, we've spent the past few weeks analyzing poety, which is cool, and easier than dissecting Julius Caesar, but still, not writing poems like I'd hoped.
So then on Friday she says we can write free verse in the style of Lucille Clifton for bonus and read it in class for even more bonus. And of couse, that made me happy. Then she gave us a 'Mad-Libs' style outline we had to use for the free-verse. Excuse me, "free verse".
So I turned my outline/fill-in-the-blank-and-call-it-free-verse worksheet into a protest sign, and naturally decided to spruce up my blog with it Might as well, before my premiership runs out, ya kno?