Reflection: Complex Tasks Writing a Metaphysical Conceit - Section 1: Creating Strange Comparisons


I decided that with this project I would teach writing poetry the way I taught the students to read poety.  I divided the lesson into the same four parts they used from the Unpacking a Metaphor lesson. 

Main Comparison became making a list of strange and unusual comparisons that the students made a list of

Main Images became the context of the poem.  The time, setting and voice the students would take on. 

Language Devices became a discussion about the possibilities of rhythm and rhyme students could find in their own writing.

And the Overall Effect became the free-writes the students did to put all of the elements together. 

I think this approach worked well because it was something the students were familiar with and had experience with, and were able to put into practice in their own writing. 

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Writing a Metaphysical Conceit

Unit 1: Metaphysical Poets
Lesson 5 of 7

Objective: SWBAT use the steps of unpacking a metaphysical conceit to create their own

Big Idea: Writing poetry and creating figurative language become easier if students are able to understand the components through literary analysis.

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