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The Best Part of Me Poem Assignment Description:

Select a body part, why is this the best part of you? You will write a poem that describes who
you are or reveals a part of your identity. The poem needs to be at least 12 lines long and have
at least 3 poetic devices. You will also have to write a short rationale for each poetic device
used, describing what you were intending to convey with your poetic device. For instance,
dont describe yourself as a rabid bear if you are intending to convey that you are sweet, gentle,
as well as a push over. Come up with a title that reflects the content of the poem.
This assignment will be worth 20% of your final grade.
Ask yourself these questions to make sure you have everything needed to complete this
assignment:
Requirements: Complete Incomplete
Is the poem at least 12 lines long?


Does the poem have at least 12 poetic devices? (i.e. imagery,
metaphor, simile, alliteration, etc.)




Does each poetic device have a rationale for the intended effect?


Have I thought about and discussed how and what the poetic
device expresses who I am?

Does each device accomplish the intended effect mentioned in
the rationale?





Is the poem appropriate to the audience (i.e. appropriate
language and themes for a teacher to read)?


Does the poem reflect your identity?






If you need some guidance I can provide you with some examples . . . Just ask!
Do not sign your good copy with your real name, sign with a pen name. Final poems will be
displayed in the classroom, and you will have the opportunity to have your poem read by
others, and receive feedback from your peers.

Due Date: Friday March 14, 2014
Outcomes:
GLO 1- Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences
1.1.2 Experiment with language, image, structure
a) Experiment with language, image, and structure to create different effects in
particular situations and for particular purposes and audiences.
GLO 2 respond personally, critically, and creatively
2.2.2 Relate elements, devices, and techniques to created effects
a) Describe rhetorical devices and stylistic techniques that create clarity, coherence, and
emphasis in print and non-print texts.
d) Describe the effects of musical devices, figures of speech, and sensory details in print
GLO 4 Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication
4.1.3 Develop Content
a) Take ownership of text creation, by selecting or crafting a topic, concept or idea that is
personally meaningful and engaging.
c) Develop content appropriate to purpose
f) Develop content appropriate to audience and situation

Rubric:
4 3 2 1
Content X2
4.1.3
Content offers
insightful
information
about personal
identity and is
appropriate to
audience.
Content offers
thoughtful and
considerate
information about
personal identity
and is mostly
appropriate to
audience.
Content offers
limited
information
about personal
identity and is
somewhat
appropriate to
audience.
Content offers
very little
information
about personal
identity and
barely
appropriate to
audience.
Poetic Devices X2
1.1.2, 2.2.2 (a)
Devices are
highly
effective in
creating
clarity,
coherence,
and emphasis.
Devices are
effective in
creating clarity,
coherence, and
emphasis.
Devices are
somewhat
effective in
creating clarity,
coherence, and
emphasis.
Devices are
beginning to be
effective in
creating clarity,
coherence, and
emphasis.
Rationales
2.2.2 (d)
Rationale fully
describes the
intended
effects of the
devices.
Rationale describes
the intended
effects of the
devices.
Rationale
somewhat
describes the
intended effects
of the devices.
Rationale is
beginning to
describe the
intended effects
of the devices.