As cryptic as the poem is, Ellie was able to extract a great deal out of it through the process of visual brainstorming.
Try visual brainstorming with your students, or check out another one of the articles below. It can really help students to engage with poetry on a different level than traditional literary analysis!
- Visual Brainstorming and Hamlet, or How the Key to the Play Is Its Very First Line
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- Hey Comics in Education...Can You Visually Brainstorm Some Poetry? You Bet We Can!
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- A Visual Annotation of Sylvia Plath's "Morning Song"
- Brainstorming Visual Media, Part 1
- Visual Brainstorming Series: Names and Naming in Jekyll and Hyde
- Visual Brainstorming and Othello, or Are Iago and the Joker really all that alike?