Mango Street Issues

  In Mango street we were confronted with issues like growth, sexuality, and maturity; gender roles and expectations; fitting in; escape; and finding one’s home. As a group, create a Prezi to show how the issues were addressed in the vignettes. Please link your group Prezi here.

April is National Poetry Month

Today’s poem is a free verse creation inspired by West Side story. A Free verse Poem differs from the poems we have been writing because there is no set structure or rhyme scheme. I Am Your Tony The height, the stairs its metal might cannot keep us apart. Meet me on the fire-escape tonight, tonight you…

April is National Poetry Month

Today’s poem is a called a wave. It provides the rhythmic feel of ocean swells.  It should have at least three “waves”  to ensure the soothing pattern, such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 3, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 3, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 3, 2, 1. What Jack Said Cold winter coming on-…

April is National Poetry Month

Welcome back poets. Here is another Aruns. 15 Lines, each set of 5 lines starts with one syllable and increases by one (1,2,3,4,5, 3x’s) What Emily Said Yes She said When he asked. I do love you; more than you will know. just hold me, treat me kind. I am fragile- A broken winged bird….

April is National Poetry Month

Aruns 15 Lines, each set of 5 lines starts with one syllable and increases by one (1,2,3,4,5, 3x’s) New Love Jack Likes her so he says to every one- every single day. She Is smart and quite kind- A real beauty. I won’t say her name. He Is shy and reserved. Keeps it secret- But…

April is National Poetry Month

A Tanka is a 5 line poem consisting of 31 syllables. 5,7,5,7,7. Tankas generally are untitled. Today he saw her not like any other day something was different- The way her hair smelled like home and her soft voice said,”Welcome.”