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Show students examples of famous paintings that have inspired poetry. Then, get them to approach the art students in your school, take photos of the projects, and write original poetry for them. Do a show that brings together English and Art!


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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-12-01.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This resource invites the teacher to combine student art work with poetry writing. Specific directions guide the student to look at five or six different paintings or sculptures produced by other students and write a poem for one of them. Criteria for writing the poem are clearly laid out and in the end, the poet is asked to read his or her work aloud. Included as examples for this project are Starry Night by Van Gogh, paired with an Anne Sexton poem; Edvard Munch’s The Scream with a poem by Donald Hall, and Nighthawks, by Edward Hopper paired with a poem by Samuel Yellen. This project offers an opportunity for building school community around the arts.

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