Academy of American Poets: Shel Silverstein
Shel Silverstein’s biography and sample
more of his poems at this site offered by the
Academy of American Poets. What do you think makes
Silverstein’s poetry appealing? Study the poet’s
tone, his word choice, and the topics covered in his
poems and then write a paragraph that explains
why people enjoy Silverstein’s poetry. Support
your ideas with examples from "Whatif"
and the poems at this site.
Academy of American Poets: Maya Angelou
link is devoted to the poet Maya Angelou. Click
on Alone to read another of Angelou’s poems.
What difference do you see between "Alone"
and "Life Doesn’t Frighten Me"? Which
poem do you think would be more helpful to someone
who is going through a hard time? Why? Answer
these questions in the Web
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