More about poetry

Exercise

1 Use the links to create a presentation of haiku poetry. Consider, for example, what haiku is, the history of haiku and famous haiku poets. You should also include examples of haiku poetry in your presentation.

2 Choose one poet and write a presentation based on the information given in the links below.

3 Find out what is meant by:

antonym - limerick - parody - stanza - wordsmith

4 Find a poem that appeals to you on one of the sites. Present it to your class. Make sure to explain why you liked the poem.

Links

Articles, samples and links about haiku

http://www.ahapoetry.com/haiku.htm

Definitions, links and references to haiku (Haiku for people)

http://www.toyomasu.com/haiku/

Ogden Nash - short biography and selected poems (aenet.org)

http://www.aenet.org/poems/ognash1.htm

The Stephen Crane Society

http://www.wsu.edu/~campbelld/crane/index.html

William Carlos Williams - biography and poems (Dep. of English, University of Illinois)

http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/s_z/williams/williams.htm