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“Nonsense poetry” isn’t just a whole lot of fun — it’s a wonderful way to learn poetic meter, form, and imagery and enjoy the sound and thinking skills that go into the creative process for highly-enjoyable poetry.
Many students find poetry difficult and unenjoyable – but in this course, students will have a blast! Mr. O’Brien will present the funniest and most entertaining poems that exist and he will read them aloud in class. Students will learn from these examples the essence of poetry – rhyme, meter, imagery, etc. We will even try our hand at writing some poems in class!
We will read poems in class every week.
Course materials: Kids Pick the Funniest Poems, Edited by Bruce Lansky. ISBN-10 : 067174769X / ISBN-13 : 978-0671747695 (https://amzn.to/36X205E). PDFs provided free by the Instructor.
Homework: There will be a Final Project, in which students will write their own funny poems. There will be little reading outside of class. Plan on about a half hour to an hour of homework each week outside of the live class.