Take a second to write a post on your reading blog that marks the beginning of the 3rd
A final essay should:
  1. Have one of each sentence opener marked
  2. Have who/which clauses marked
  3. Have the number of words written in the upper right hand corner
  4. Staple the revision tracker to the back
Where do you describe what is seen, heard, smelled, tasted, or felt?
What verbs do you use?  Go back and change all your action verbs to something more descriptive.

Where do you use these tools?  Why did you pick the metaphor you did?

Line Breaks/Stanzas
Do you have reasons for ALL of your line breaks and stanzas? 
What are you emphasizing by breaking your lines where you do?

Does your poem rhyme?  Does it rhyme all the way through the whole poem?
If you don’t rhyme in some places, but do in others, why?  You should have a reason.
Do you say things that don’t work well just because they rhyme?  Change it!

What is the message your poem delivers?  Is it just description, or do you tie it to an important idea?

You need a title.  Do you have one?
Your title is one more opportunity to create meaning in your poem.  Don’t just put down the first thing that comes to mind.

What Else?
Did you do anything else in your poem on purpose?  Tell about it!
Click here to take the reading blog survey.
Just a reminder that all reading blog posts are due by 8am on Monday.  Students may turn in two per school day.  Parents, check with your kids and see if they have at least written a blog post for Nate Saint, which we read as a class this trimester.