Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Lyric Poems

by Ms. Thaler

The Thaler Scholars have just started our poetry unit, and the first genre of poetry we studied is lyric poetry. We learned that lyric poems are usually short, don't tell a story, and express a single, strong emotion. We read "Valentine for Ernest Mann" by Naomi Shihab Nye, a lyric poem involving tacos and someone who gave his wife two skunks for Valentine's Day. Then, we wrote our own lyric poems about our spring breaks. We hope you enjoy reading them, and experiencing the emotions we felt last week!

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