“Poetry can take various forms but always expresses a message in a unique way, often with rhythm or rhyme. However, some of the most intensely expressive poetry is highly descriptive and uses language that creates images and feelings beyond that of other literary work. Descriptive poetry, unlike narrative poetry, is known not necessarily for telling a story but for its deep depiction of a person, animal or inanimate object. The feelings the poet has about this object are secondary to the description of the subject, so they don’t get in the way of the visual imagery.”
Henry David Thoreau and Emily Dickinson were two well-known poets adept at creating imagery with their words in this form.
Last week our Upper Elementary students took time outside to study the sights and sounds around them. After a period of observation and reflection the students began to write descriptive poems depicting the experience they had during this exercise.
Please click on the link below to read some of our student’s exceptional work: