Independent Reading & Memorization

Hi!  Here’s a convenient link to both!

English Literature

 Modern Literature

1. Poem #1: Please choose a poem of FEWER THAN 25 lines from the Poetry Out Loud site.     

NOTE: POEM 2 REQUIREMENTS HAVE CHANGED.  PLEASE READ THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. 

  • Choose a poem written BEFORE the 20th century.
  • Memorize the poem.
  • Perform it in our classroom competition to be held 11/16.

2. Poem #2: Choose a pre-20th-century poem from the Poetry Out Loud site.    

3. Poem #3: Everyone will memorize e.e. cummings’ poem “Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town.

4. Poem #4: Please choose a poem from the 20th century (or newer) from the Poetry Out Loud site.     

5. Poem #5 Everyone will memorize at least 25 consecutive lines from T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” OR T.S. Eliot’s “The Hollow Men.”      

6. Poem #6: Please choose a poem from the 20th century (or newer) from the Poetry Out Loud site.     

7. Poem #6: Everyone will memorize W. B. Yeats’ poem “The Second Coming“ as a cheery, happy way to end the year!     

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