Pencil Quotes (23 quotes)
i am a Pencil: English Poem
At the recent All Party Parliamentary Group for Art, Craft and Design in Education meeting, a number of us who did not have close links with teacher training were shocked to hear that over the three or four years of teacher training, a number of students received just two hours of art, craft and design teaching — often only a lecture and not in any way practical — and most not much more than that. That teachers were then expected to put across such subjects with confidence and enthusiasm with so little help and support is truly staggering. This is desperately sad but not a surprise. How unfair for all children who should be experiencing creativity, and the joy of making. These practical creative subjects also, of course, develop hand-eye co-ordination and so much more. In light of this, I was speaking to some young teachers recently and asked them how much training they had received in teaching handwriting.
This type of poetry has been used for thousands of years, since the ancient Greeks began to enhance the meanings of their poetry by arranging their characters in visually pleasing ways back in the 3rd and 2nd Centuries BC. Another way to make concrete poetry is to use the lines of words to make the lines of a drawing. The NASA website has a great example about the first ever airplanes if you click here. In my example I wanted to add branches to the tree, so used repeated words from my poem to highlight the theme, and make the picture better. If you want to add details like this, think about what the most important word is in your poem and use the one that best sums up its message! What is a Concrete Poem? Here is an example about a snowman: Choose an object to be the subject for your poem.
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See More by SlyFoxKatie. Some lives are starting Others are ending Fires are burning Bodies or letters to Santa It matters not The flames eat all In the fires Of a phoenix's dying rebirth Beginnings end And endings begin. A life led with pain and exhaustion too immense, I'm pushing down walls as my muscles go tense. But these are the words that you'll never hear me spit. I'd never say I'm 'giving up' or if I should 'quit'.