This piece was inspired by our study of the #MeToo movement. This is based on actual events. The hope is that others that have experienced this could learn something from this choreopoem. While the ones that
This is such a beautiful piece, I felt everything the character is going through in the heart specially with your choice of music, this really touched me, thank you for sharing this piece of writing it must’ve been hard
What a wonderful poem! It’s really cool how you were able to combine poetry with history and create a poem that carries emotional depth and tells the story of Bessie Coleman. I like your rhyme scheme, it was mostly AABBCC with a few exceptions. I like how you described her death with the sound BOOM and implying she died in an crash of some kind rather than just writing out that she died. I also enjoyed how your poem ended on a hopeul note. You gracefully turned a tragic death to an inspirational legacy with the words, Inspiring others, Now there are other wonders. Thank you for this poem!
This poem was inspired by Angie Thomas, who wrote the book “The Hate You Give”. The speaker from this poem is Starr, the main character. With the help of DeVante she understood both Khalil’s and DeVante’s situati
This was a lovely poem. I have never read the book “The Hate you Give”, but from what you wrote I am now quite interested. I also think that the message you are trying to get across is a strong one that people don’t always understand. Your last two lines were so strong and true to todays world. If people want to inspire change, they have to work together, but it just takes one person getting another person involved and that can cause a chain reaction. I really enjoyed this poem and could see this persons journey through your writing. Thank you and I hope to read more from you in the future.
This is a really nice poem! I haven’t read the book that inspired it, but the way this poem is crafted sure makes that book seem really interesting. There are a lot of important points that this poem makes. I think that the second stanza is really powerful because it shows that sometimes disenfranchised people don’t have any choice or opportunity to escape the way they live. But as the poem develops, it shows that with dedication to a cause, anyone can escape their situation and become what they want. I really enjoyed reading this and I hope to read your posts in the future!
This is a youth-powered social network that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It's easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other's work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it's been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.