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Poem Writing Art Assignment during Coronvirus Pandemic

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Poem Writing Art Assignment during Coronvirus Pandemic

This is part 1 of my middle school art student's assignment. I'm posting it here for all homeschoolers and new homeschool parents who find themselves interested in a new, globally-minded, and relevant creative art project for themselves or their kids. Enjoy!

Here’s the idea. Each one of us/you will brainstorm and write a poem about the coronavirus and/or social distancing and how you are handling it. You will edit this poem for clarity, cleverness, and grammar and turn it in.

Make it real and emotional by giving specific true-to-life examples, or make it super creative by writing an allegory or metaphor for your current experience.

  • An allegory is a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.
  • A metaphor is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
  • A poem is a piece of writing that partakes of the nature of both speech and song that is nearly always rhythmical, usually metaphorical, and often exhibits such formal elements as meter, rhyme, and stanza structure.

Once you're finished with your poem, move on to part 2: illustration

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