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      November 2009    
      When We Compose Together    

Preposition Poems: After choosing a reproduction, students write one-line phrases each beginning with a different preposition (in, to, on, of, over, within, for, beside, under, above, below, behind, etc.). After five or six lines, the poem is closed with a final phrase that doesn’t begin with a preposition and that completes the thoughts and feelings about the artwork.

“Pinkie” by Sir Tomas Lawrence
On her head a pink bonnet
With ribbons fluttering
In the wind
Beside a distant sea
Beneath a cloud-filled sky
In a white dress
Stands a lovely girl.

Adjective Poems: Adjectives are words that describe nouns. Students tell in these two-word phrases what they see and what emotions they feel. The final line need not be an adjective phrase.

“Washington Crossing the Delaware”’
by Emanuel Leutze
Icy water
Wintry sky
Strong wind
Waving flag
Brave soldiers in a
Small boat
Washington crossing the Delaware

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