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Poetry Workshop: Sharpen Your Vision

Poetry Workshop: Sharpen Your Vision


Writing poetry builds an appreciation for the profound beauty of human life. Poetry allows individuals to express emotions, thoughts, and experiences in a creative manner. Through rhythm, symbolism, count, and rhyme, the past and the present come to life in vivid color. In a mix of mimicry and analysis, students immerse themselves in poetry, pausing and finding themselves in the inner workings of someone else’s thoughts.


Literary devices become tools to manipulate language and create an intense, sensory experience through language. Students play with the physical and rhythmical aspects of poetry to convey deeper ideas than those seen on the page. On the page, titles become mystery boxes, and metaphors and similes become commonplace. Students gain an appreciation for creative expression and human connection through poetry. Studying poetry from around the world, students come to understand the pulsing unity of emotion and creative expression.


Milestone: Expanded understanding of poetry as a form of expression through analysis and mimicking; ability to analyze and create various forms of poetry.


  • Minimum recommended age: 13
  • Instructor: Ms. Anna Bonney
  • Day and Time: Mondays, 12:45-1:45 PM ET
  • Duration: 8 classes
  • Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, April 1
    • No class March 25