Young Poets Society

Our project motto: ‘A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom" (Robert Frost ). Poetry is a necessary medium for people to communicate, to promote their creativity, to explore themselves and express their feelings and emotions. Therefore, poetry can motivate students and present a wide range of learning opportunities. Through the “Young Poets Society” project, students from Greece, Poland and Romania will exchange poems of great poets of their countries, explore their characteristics and finally, they will cooperate to write their own poems using various structures and styles (haiku, cinquain, quatrain, sensory-emotion poems, couplets, diamonte poems, limericks, shape poems, tanka, ballad, and free verse poems). All these poems will be illustrated with the students own drawings and, finally, they will be included in an e-book under the title “Young Poets Society: Collection of Poems”. Students will also use their poems creatively to make their own video or audio files, dramatize them or make them into songs. All this material will be hosted in a blog specially designed for this project.

Jan
30
2011

Haikus and Limericks

Posted by: Paraskevi Belogia
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In January, while the Romanian group was working on their haiku poems, the Greek group was writing their Limericks! Both groups completed their tasks with great success and all the new poems are published in our blog! Well done to all of our students, they did a great job for one more time:)

A few things about Limericks:

Limericks were used in Nursery Rhymes and other poems for children. Limericks have been traced back to the fourteenth century English history. The word Limerick comes from the Irish town of Limerick.  The content of Limericks is often bawdy and humorous.  A Limerick as...