Personal Poetry Anthology
For this assignment you are going to create a personal poetry anthology.
The anthology will contain SIX poems. Three poems will be written by you.
The other three poems must be chosen by you from other sources. For
example, choose from books, songs, searching on the Internet (maximum
one poem from the Internet), translated poetry from your homeland, etc.
All six poems must be tied together by a common theme. Each poem
must be typed on a separate sheet of paper. Each poem should have a
title and the name of the poet listed at the end of the poem.
Freedom Love Hate Peace Seasons
Growing up Loneliness Hope War Sports
Your anthology will have a table of contents, a title page and it will be
illustrated. Your anthology will also include a 1-2 page analysis of one of
the poems you chose for your anthology.
In your analysis, you will discuss:
a) key elements of the poem (i.e. What is the poem about? What are
the poetic devices used in the poem? How do the poetic devices
make the poem effective?)
b) inferences you make about the poem and what it is about, and
c) details to support your inferences (i.e. direct quotes),
Finally, you will prepare and present an oral presentation for your class in
which you will teach the class about the poem that you wrote your
Please refer to the attached rubrics in order to see how you will be
marked on this assignment.
Level 4 (80-100%) 3 (70-79%) 2 (60-69%) 1 (50-59%)
Thinking & Your poems really Your poems woke Your poems woke Your poems woke up
Inquiry woke up my senses up all but one of up all but two of my all but three of my
Analysis as I read them. I my senses as I read senses as I read senses as I read them.
saw, tasted, felt, them. them.
smelled. Your poems could
have employed a few
All of my senses Most of my senses You used poetic more poetic devices.
were affected were affected devices fairly well
because you used because you used and woke up a few
poetic devices to poetic devices to of my senses.
enhance your enhance your
writing and stir my writing.
Communication You have spelled You have spelled You have You have submitted
Conventions all words correctly. most words submitted work with work with more than 5
correctly. more than 3 spelling errors and
Your use of spelling error. errors in punctuation.
punctuation Your use of
enhances your punctuation Your use of
poem’s meaning to enhances your punctuation is
convey emotion. poem’s meaning. simplistic.
Application You have used rich You have chosen Your word choice is Imprecise or
Word Choice and imaginative words that extend appropriate, but inappropriate word
language. Each the meaning of the words are not lively choice.
word is carefully poem. or colourful.
chosen to enhance
Communication Your poetry shows a Your poetry You have made Your poem is difficult to
Fluency mastery of flow. It demonstrates a some attempts to read aloud.
flows easily when fluid rhythm. create fluidity.
More on the Poetry Analysis
The poetry analysis is a series of linked paragraphs to discuss one of the
poems you chose for your anthology.
Explain why you chose this poem for your anthology. What made this
poem catch your eye? How did it make you feel when you read it?
Discuss poetic devices that you found in the poem. For example, simile,
metaphor, alliteration, consonance, personification, etc. Explain how
each device you chose makes the poem more effective. (i.e. What did
you see, hear, taste, feel, smell, as you read the poem? What emotions
did you feel?) Use quotes from the poem to help you make your points.
Identify the theme of this poem. Why did you decide this was the theme?
(Refer to the poem.) How does this theme relate to the overall theme of
your anthology? Final thoughts and ideas about the poem.
POETRY ANALYSIS RUBRIC
Criteria Level 4 (80%-100%) Level 3 (70-79%) Level 2 (60-69%) Level 1 (50-59%) (REDO)
Knowledge Amazing! You have Great job! You You’re almost there… You You have a limited
• Key elements really demonstrated an have are showing that you understanding of poetic
undesrstanding of poetic demonstrated an understand some poetic devices and how they
devices through your understanding of devices and how they work in poetry. Study
analysis. You have poetic devices impact poetry. your notes and consider
correctly and effectively through your redoing this assignment.
analyzed all of the analysis. You hve
poetic devices in this correctly and
poem. effectivly analyzed
most of the poetic
devices in this
Thinking/Inquiry Wow! You clearly You really You made a logical You did not make an
• Inferences understood this poem! understood this inference about the inference about the
You demonstrate clearly poem. You made meaning behind the poem. meaning behind the
that you understood an inference poem, but referred to
what the poet was about the poem what was said in the
saying and you made that required poem.
insightful inferences some good
about the meaning thinking beyond
behind the poem. You what the poet
didn’t just refer to what wrote.
was stated in the poem,
but you used your mind
to make great
inferences about the
• Detail (including You did a fantasitc job You did a good You provided some specific You provided limited
quotations) at providing effective, job at providing and accurate detail to specific and accurate
specific, and accurate considerable, support your ideas and detail to support ideas
detail to support your specific and interpretations. You and interpretations.
ideas and accurate detail to included quotes in your You did not inlcude
interpretations. Your support your ideas work. quotes in your work.
quotes are included and and
correctly stated within interpretations.
your work. Your quotes are
within your work.
Communication You communicated all You You communicatesd your You communicated your
• Clarity of your ideas with a high communicated ideas with some clarity and ideas with limited clarity
degree of clarity and your ideas with effectiveness, but your work and effectiveness. In
effectiveness. You have considerable is sometimes difficult to other words, it is often
made it obvious that the clarity and understand. (i.e. You really difficult to understand
writing process is a tool effectiveness. You need to work on your what you have written
that works! are using the sentence structure or due to the large
wirting process grammar.) You should number of mistakes in
and your work continue to work on learning your work. You need to
shows it! how to use the writing apply the writing
process to makeyour work process!
Application You have applied course You have applied You have applied course You have applied course
•Application of knowledge and skills with course knowledge knowledge and skills with some knowledge and skills with
knowledge a high degree of and skills with effectiveness. You should limited effectiveness. You
and skills effectiveness. Excellent considerable spend more time reviewing should spend more time
job reviewing your notes. effectiveness. You your notes. reviewing your notes and
did a good job you might even consider
reviewing your asking for extra help.
More on the Poetry Presentation
Your final step in this assignment is to teach a poem to your class. You will
teach the poem that you wrote the analysis on.
Presentations will take place the week of October 17th. You will sign up on
a first come, first served basis.
At least two days before your presentation you will provide your teacher
with a copy of the poem you are going to present, so that your teacher
can put your poem on an overhead for your presentation.
In your presentation you will:
1. Read the poem aloud to the class.
2. Explain the main idea(s) which the poet is trying to communicate.
3. Discuss poetic devices the poet has used.
Anthology Organization & Presentation (Communication)
Title Page /1
Table of Contents /1
Six Poems /6
Pages are Numbered /1
Title Page and Poetry Pages are
Illustrated or Coloured to Enhance /9
ORAL PRESENTATION RUBRIC
Criteria Level 4 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1 Fail
Introduction was Introduction was Introduction was Introduction done,
Introduction poorly done.
extremely clear. clear. okay. but minimally.
Volume is loud Volume is loud Volume is loud
Volume often too
enough to be heard enough to be heard enough to be heard Volume barely heard
soft to be heard by
Volume by all audience by all audience by all audience by all audience
members throughout members at least members at least members.
the presentation. 90% of the time. 80% of the time.
Student seemed The student was
pretty prepared but somewhat prepared, Student did not
completely prepared Student minimally
Preparedness might have needed a but it was clear that seem at all prepared
and had obviously prepared to present.
couple more rehearsal was to present.
Spoke clearly and Spoke clearly and Sometimes mumbled
Usually spoke clearly Often mumbled or
Clarity distinctly most of distinctly much of or could not be
and distinctly. could be understood.
time. the time. understood.
Showed a full Showed a strong Showed a good Did not seem to Showed no
Content understanding of the understanding of the understanding of understand the topic understanding of
topic. topic. parts of the topic. very well. topic as assigned.