Student Poetry Presentations









After all the jacks are in their boxes
And the clowns have all gone to bed
You can hear happiness staggering on down the street
Footprints dressed in red
And the wind whispers, “Mary”
A broom is drearily sweeping
Up the broken pieces of yesterday’s life
Somewhere, a queen is weeping
Somewhere, a king has no wife
And the wind, it cries, “Mary”
The traffic lights, they turn blue tomorrow
And shine their emptiness down on my bed
The tiny island sags downstream
‘Cause the life that lived is dead
And the wind screams, “Mary”
Will the wind ever remember
The names it has blown in the past?
And with this crutch, its old age and its wisdom
It whispers, “No, this will be the last”
And the wind cries, “Mary”

Do not stand at my grave and weep” by  Mary Elizabeth Frye

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.





What is poetry?






Perfect Paragraph Practice

Pin on Artwork, Poetry, and Expressions

In Hopkins’ poem “The Caged Skylark,” Hopkins uses extended metaphor to illustrate the hopefulness of resurrection.


Furthermore, Hopkins uses sounds to paint his hopeful message. For example, both heavy alliteration and light alliteration to illustrate the contrast between the constraint of the body and the freedom of the spirit.

Poetry Presentation Instructions

x Make a powerpoint or some other type of presentation following the TPCASTT method for analysis. Do not put all the information to “copy” on your slides. Like a good teacher, try to incite the class to do some of the analysis with you. Miss Carpenzano will also be there to help.

x  Before beginning your presentation, give the class vocabulary and read the poem aloud

x Write a thesis statement on your poem

x Choose an image to represent the poem and explain to us why you chose this image

x At the end of your presentation ask a few questions to “quiz” the class to see if they were listening 🙂

Please do not use the internet to research and copy-paste/plagarize/cheat. It is important that you think about the poem yourselves. It is okay if you do not see everything/do a perfect job. That is what Miss Carpenzano is there to help for.

Also, divide the work evenly between the two people working on the presentation.

You will be graded on:

Quality/efforts of analysis: 10 possible pts

Quality of oral presentation (confidence, reading of poem, tone of voice, easy to follow and understand, etc): 5 possible points

Quality of visual: 5 possible points



Poem  Binome or Individual Date of presentation (to be determined by Mme Carpenzano)
The Sea Eats the Land at Home Dao Williamson Tues, January 12
London Snow
  • Jade and shaïnèze
Wed, Jan 13
Afternoon with Irish Cows Carla et Irénée Wed, Jan 13
Watching for Dolphins Esther and Clémence  Thurs, Jan 14
The Poplar Field Mme Carpenzano
You WIll Know When You Get There Zara and Lola Friday, Jan 15
The Caged Skylark Mme Carpenzano
In Praise of Creation Amandine and Ines Tues, Jan 19
Ode on Melancholy Owen and Holali Wed, Jan 20
Coming ana paula and Je Wed, Jan 20
Stormcock in Elder Edward Barnes Thurs, Jan 21
Cetacean Victor, Gatien and Clement Friday, Jan 22
The Buck in the Snow Eleanor and Philippe Tues, Jan 26
Written Near a Port on a Dark Evening Yanou and Matheo Wed, Jan 27
The Kraken Jean Mikel Wed, Jan 27