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Introduction to Poetry #4: I Can Write Poetry - Write Different Types of Poems

Hang out with creative friends and write a poem in a new style each week, like haiku, tricubes, acrostic, concrete, cinquain, bop, and two voices, in our relaxed creative sessions.
Alaina Bell Gao
355 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 15 learners
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Next on Sat, Dec 3

Meets Once per week
7:00 – 7:50 PM

Next on Sun, Dec 4

Meets Once per week
4:00 – 4:50 PM
5 learners enrolled
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Refer to parts of . . . poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as . . . stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections. Explain how a series of . . . stanzas fit together to provide the overall structure of a particular . . . poem. Analyze how a particular . . . stanza . . . contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot. Explain major differences between poems . . . and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) 

Analyze how a drama's or poem's form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning


2.2 establish a distinctive voice in their writing appropriate to the subject and audience (e.g., use punctuation, dialogue, and vivid language to create a particular mood or tone) 

2.3 use some vivid and/or figurative language and innovative expressions to enhance interest (e.g., strong verbs; concrete, specific nouns; unusual adjectives; unexpected word order) 

3.7 use a range of appropriate elements of effective presentation in the finished product, including print, script, different fonts, graphics, and layout 
Students will be encouraged to post their creations on our class site following each class. 
However, there is no required prep for attending these classes or homework.
Learners should have paper, pencils/pens, etc. on hand for each class or be able to open a word processor, etc. on their computer/device during the class to work on their composition. Each week, I will write a unique poem in the style of the week to guide our discussions.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The topics in the class will vary depending on the learners in the class and what they bring up, and sensitive subjects may arise.


Alaina Bell Gao
Lives in Canada
Let's explore the world through literature, art, and social studies!
355 total reviews
167 completed classes

About Me

Hi! My name is Alaina Bell Gao, and I am an experienced Canadian English teacher with 15+ years of professional teaching experience.

Teaching Style:
● Share the joy of learning
● Learn with my learners
● Welcoming class culture
● Patient and... 
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