Poetry of Giving
In this lesson, youth will gain an appreciation of poetry and the power of language. By analyzing poetry for themes related to philanthropy, youth will deepen their understanding of philanthropy and the creative ways writers seek to impact the world around them.
Develop an understanding that you can find poetry everywhere: from lyrics to songs, commercials and rap. Investigate the philanthropic themes are often found in poetry.
Youth will use metaphor, simile and personification to create imagery in their writing and recognize philanthropy in poetry. The learners will also become familiar with the poet laureates, Billy Collins and his writing.