Poetry Slam Prep

It’s final prep time for your slam poem. Click on the link below, watch the video, and TED-Ed Slam Poetryfollow the lesson. Your responses will count as a HW grade.

TED-Ed Slam Poetry

After the video, it’s time to read your poem aloud. I mean ALOUD! Find a space and let it rip! Make edits as necessary, make revisions, trim the fat, but make sure you keep the heart and soul of your poem. Now read it ALOUD again. Repeat these steps as many times as is necessary.

Memorize your poem. You can have a printed copy (make the font large enough to easily read) in front of you if you wish.

Remember: Rhythm, Rhyme, Repetition, PIPES, and PASSION!

Your poem should be 1-2 minutes long, as it is presented. Practice and see how long yours is.


Thursday – D Block (Eng. 1)

Friday – F Block (Eng. 2)

3 thoughts on “Poetry Slam Prep

  1. Table 4…


    1. a
    2. b
    3. b
    4. b
    5. a
    6. They express how you feel and how close you are to other objects, animals, beings…
    7. Yes, i have used

    “The graveyard is as full as a trash can, with decayed bodies, that is the trash.”

  2. Table 3….

    1. A
    2. C
    6.They represent a very important role in poetry, because you express your feeling and also expressing your feelings in a mystary.

    7.You use a simile if you sue like or as… ex… “my hair shines like mealted gold.”

    no i have not use a meterphofor in my poem but it sound something like this…. “my hair is mealted gold.”

  3. Adam Balslev

    What is the yellow paper Tyler is writing about?
    answer = An eviction notice

    What’s Ms. Gayle’s step 2?
    answer = read out loud

    When Ms. Gayle says, “Cut the fat,” she means:
    answer = abandon extra words (unnessesary words)

    Which one of the steps is repeated?
    answer = step 2 (read out loud)

    What is Tyler writing about?
    answer =Leaving his home, going to live with his aunt

    Why do metaphor and simile play powerful roles in poetry?
    answer = the are good descriptions and are intresting to the audience

    Have you used simile and metaphor in your poem? Given an example:
    answer = Yes,
    my steel horse == dirt bike
    my mind going crazy == like coke and mentos

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