Friday, October 4, 2013

Painless Poetry

Katie and I were studying her poetry lesson on Tuesday.  This year, we are using the book "Painless Poetry" which gives us snippets of various types of poems and teaches us to compare and contrast in order to better appreciate poetry.

In this particular lesson,we read the poem "Fog" by Carl Sandburg.  I read it out loud to Kate:

The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking 
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.

Then I asked Katie to describe the setting.

"It's in a city overlooking a harbor.  It's quiet and foggy, probably night or early morning."

"How is the setting important to the poem?" I asked her.

"Because it wouldn't make sense if it said it was looking over a taco."

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