[quote="Spearmint"][quote="PoetryBot"]Beep boop bop check out the fun activity we'll be doing and fabulous questions we'll be discussing![quote="Poetry Readers"]Hello everyone! Here are the discussion questions for @kattee's [b][i]shakespearean sonnet and twin haikus: the first paragraph[/b][/i] in advance. We're putting this up just to let everyone know what we'll be doing on the day, though you're very much welcome to give these a think and maybe write up your ideas in advance. 1. Write down a prose version of the poem, like an explanation or a really bare-bones short story to explain what you think is 'going on' in the poem, so to speak. (On the day, we'll have the lovely kattee there, so we'd appreciate it if everyone doesn't peek at what kattee writes and tries to come up with their own interpretation first!). You could make this easier by considering if there are 'narrative features' in the poem. There are many kinds of narrative features, but some examples could be perhaps a conflict, a 'villain' or a 'protagonist', a particular symbol that evolves, and so on. (As a bonus: can you think up any more narrative features that might be present in the poem?)2. How does the poem make you feel? How do you think the speaker feels?3. What impressions do you get about the bees versus the wasp?4. The title of the poem says 'shakespearan sonnet'. The characteristics of a shakespearan sonnet are lines in iambic pentameter, 14 lines, and usually an abab cdcd efef gg rhyme scheme. Can you spot these features in the poem?Of course, if there's anything in the poem you'd like to discuss, feel free to do so! You could bring it up in the replies here or type in the pad on the discussion date. See you there!The original announcement post:[spoiler][quote="Liminality"]Hiya everyone!Our next discussion will be on:[date]07/25/2021 13:00 GMT[/date]We'll be discussing:[i][b]shakespearean sonnet and twin haikus: the first paragraph[/b][/i] by @kattee, a fascinating visual poem that takes place amongst a bee colony.[img]https://64.media.tumblr.com/a7e82f604540c62d615ecf4ac3b57e45/fe952b2866426590-2f/s2048x3072/628d84a6e60fbfa919f55420899bbdcb0f8a8539.png[/img]Transcript:SonnetMy anthem’s are buzzes rattling in marsh,Marching in a forest’s foliage and flood.Grinding the weed, those bees, who thought this harsh,Those retro twins with wings whipping the mud.Before they sip this tipsy lips from bliss,I dart far in the saps, where my skin wraps.So that they won’t toss me across the rift,Skin’s gloss and itching sting, shall stay unmasked.But they hum a hymn i could not hear -- sheerGrief I rest my wet wit, feeling weighty,Less worthy to be part of swarm, for fearthe colony’ll convict of heresy.This I, who can’t reap honey from poppiesThat whispered to me: “you filth, you flea.”Twin haikus What is a wasp, butuseless, sweetless, and furless?I’m weak in work,A sick leech, fosteredBy these bees, pure and honeyedAre their symp(ath)honies.You can also view it in its [url=https://www.youngwriterssociety.com/viewtopic.php?f=196&t=112420#p1507412]original home[/url] in kattee's NaPo thread this year.In this Poetry Readers sesh, we'll be discussing two or three of our usual kind of questions, and also do an activity to [b]explore the narrative[/b] of this poem together.[img]https://i.pinimg.com/originals/49/16/b7/4916b7f66e538b0ccbc89b3700eccbcd.gif[/img]Hope to see you there![/quote][size=75][url=http://www.youngwriterssociety.com/clubs/2761?c=198199]Link to original comment[/url][/size][/spoiler][/quote][size=75][url=http://www.youngwriterssociety.com/clubs/2761?c=198390]Link to original comment[/url][/size][/quote][size=75][url=https://www.youngwriterssociety.com/profile.php?u=25683&c=1516526]Link to original comment[/url][/size][/quote][size=75][url=http://www.youngwriterssociety.com/profile.php?u=149699&c=1516556]Link to original comment[/url][/size]
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