This book invites the reader to jump into a selection of action poems written by people from different places and times. It gives the reader the keys needed to unlock poems. It equips the reader to explore the meanings that a poem has, and it explains the techniques poets use to create their effects.
About the Author
Mary Colson is a teacher and a writer. She is fascinated by the world and the cultures of different countries, with their unique myths and legends.
Table of Contents
Experiencing Action Poetry 4
"Paul Revere's Ride" Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 8
"Anthem for Doomed Youth" Wilfred Owen 16
"What I Will" Suheir Hammad 22
"The Engine" Ella Wheeler Wilcox 28
"Acts of God" Heather McHugh 32
"Caged Bird" Maya Angelou 38
"Not My Business" Niyi Osundare 44
What Have We Learned? 50
Write Your Own Action Poem 54
Find Out More 62