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  • 1. October 26, 2010
  • 2.  A found poem is a poem which is made from choosing different words and phrases that catch your eye from a newspaper, magazine or passage.  Choosing words and phrases that you find powerful moving or interesting. Especially ones that reflect your feelings  Go back over your list and cut out words that are dull and unnecessary or that do not seem right  A found poem does not have to rhyme 
  • 3.  You are going to be creating a “found poem” by looking through magazines and newspapers for words and phrases that are powerful, moving and interesting and will work in your poem.  Remember to include in your poem the nouns, verbs, and adjectives as well as words like “the, and, an, a” etc.  The poem must be at least 10 lines long and each line must contain at least 4 words and pertain to only one topic.
  • 4.  You must be able to identify at least one figurative language piece in your poem  Have a valid reason how it works  Explain why it is effective in your poem
  • 5.  Look it over form  Idea for your topic  Magazines, newspapers  Glue, scissors, background paper  “Found Poem” assignment contract
  • 6.  Bec. December 2008. Retrieved October 19, 2010 from:  http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=found%20poem&or der=9&offset=384#/d1qpo13  Emily. June 2006. Retrieved October 19, 2010 from: http://news.deviantart.com/article/50572/#/dkqdbz  Klenon, Austin. “Newspaper Blackout Poems in the Classroom.” December 2008. Retrieved on October 20, 2010 from: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3287/3080729397_96 b9b49d43_o.gif  Paterson, Joanna. July 2010. Retrieved on October 20, 2010 from http://www.flickr.com/photos/joanna_young/48294 32913/