In reading Romano’s book I liked seeing the two voiced poem. It was very inspiring some of the poem shown. I also found interesting how he talked about haiku’s. I thought they were fun in third grade but I didn’t see much point to them other than structure and sillyness. So here is a two voiced poem about haikus.

Students/Some Teachers Japanese

I think                                                        I think

haikus are                                                haikus are

easy to do,                                               difficult

there isn’t really much

to                                                                  to

do

it.

It can be about anything                  it can be about anything

most have

as long as it has

three lines                                              three lines

but they

it doesn’t

have to have                                          have to have

5 syllables on the first line,              5 syllables on the first line,

7 syllables on the second line,       7 syllables on the second line,

and 5 syllables on the third.            and 5 syllables on the third.

What is important is that it              What is important is that it

Follows these rules.                            These

poems

It doesn’t matter what it says.       matter

In imagery and symbolism

not necessarily

Structure is most important           structure.

My mentor text was the poem is “The Last Word” by Jenn Reid, one of Romano’s students at Miami University.vThe highlighted parts could be taught in a way to show the different sides to someone’s story or topic. An example is in her poem on the very first line, “He said………She said”. In this type of poem it shows the same topic but in different terms, like I had in my poem. I have never seen this type of poem before, but I believe that’s what this line is trying to do.

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