Found Poem Assignment
Express your understanding of a “big idea” that links the short story and article you have read about The Great Depression.
Select words and phrases from both the story and Great Depression sources (film: For Twenty Cents a Day and the memoir: The Call to Other Places) and put them together into a “found poem.”
Words from the story, The Necklace should be in red. Words from the memoir and film should be in blue or black. Any conjunctions or short words should be in green.
Your poem must accomplish the following:
o “big idea” should be obvious
o an emotional reaction by the reader
o create visual images
o demonstrate a thorough understanding of the story
o demonstrate a thorough understanding of the article
o uses effective detail and description
o precise, vivid language
o uses literary techniques effectively (e.g., metaphor, irony)
o interconnects the story and the article
o overall impression of the product demonstrates a clear understanding of the reading and the assignment