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Poetry Writing: Metaphors (and Similes) Be With You!

Amanda Crane, MFA, BA
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(10)
In this one time class, learners will combine imagery to create one of a kind metaphors and similes to use in their poetry.

Class experience

US Grade 5 - 8
Students will learn the difference between metaphors and similes and then create their own original poem/s full of either or both.
Amanda Crane is the author of the poetry collection, Barbiecue, and she has poems published in numerous literary journals including: Barbaric Yawp, Chronogram, The Paterson Literary Review, and Sawbuck. She is a two-time Editor’s Choice recipient for the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award, and she is the new Poetry Coordinator and Board Member for the NJCTE: New Jersey Council of Teachers of English.  

Her MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry is from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and her BA in English/Creative Writing is from the State University of New York in New Paltz, New York. She has been an educator for over 20 years, and she has served as a high school English teacher in a top rated district, and a Professor of English at a number of universities. 
Students will need paper and a pencil or the ability to open a blank document on their computer.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
A Google slide deck for informational purposes will be used. The students do not need to have an account as this will be screen-shared from the instructor end. 
No extra resources other than the Outschool platform are used in this course.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(10)
Welcome! Although I am new to Outschool, I'm not new to teaching. I have been an educator for 23 years, and my area of expertise within English Language Arts is Creative Writing. I taught live for 12 years and online for 13, which has been so... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
55 min

Completed by 2 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 10-15
1-6 learners per class

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