Friday, January 8, 2010

Poetry Friday: Langston Hughes Poem


Today's our first Poetry Friday of the new year. We're reading Monster, which is about an African American teen on trial for murder. Langston Hughes, who wrote our poem selection for today's lesson, was never on trial for murder, but he wrote a lot of poems about African Americans and the unfair treatment they received because of their skin color.

Here's a link to today's poem. You're going to take this poem and write your own that relates to Steve's situation in Monster. Like Hughes, you'll use similes in your poem. After you finish your poem, post it on your blog and include a picture that will help to express the meaning of your poem.

Here are a couple of poems from today's Poetry Friday lesson:

"A Life Lesson Unlearned"

"Life Deferred"

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