Friday, November 13, 2009

Walter Dean Myers Community Poem

Walter Dean Myers writes about how his community has rhythm and his entire book of poems "Here in Harlem" is filled with poems of people's perspectives on their lives within the community of Harlem.

Your homework is to write a poem of your own that shows how someone is feeling and uses the community you live in to describe these feelings. You should try to illustrate your poem with pictures of symbols used within the text of the poem. These poems will be posted on the bulletin board in the classroom so please write neatly.