Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Waxing Poetic

As part of his Language Arts, I like to have Hyper Heathen memorize and recite poems. I know that I personally love being able to recite several poems I memorized from my childhood and young adulthood as they bring back memories of that time as well. So I have HH do this in hopes of evoking the same feelings in him one day as well as wanting him to be exposed to various poets and poetry.

This year Hyper Heathen has memorized and recited to me, "Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost (a favorite of mine),  "The House By The Side Of The Road" by Sam Walter Foss (another favorite), and "The Guy In The Glass" by Dale Winslow (his father's favorite). 

The nice thing is that he has so far enjoyed and liked the message of each of these poems so he's happy to learn them. Other poems I have planned for this school year are;

"Sonnet 43" (How Do I Love Thee?) from Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost
"Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep" by Mary Elizabeth Frye
"A Dream Within A Dream" by Edgar Allen Poe
"No Man Is An Island" by John Donne
"Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll
"Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas

I can't wait to see what his favorites are!

1 comment:

  1. Nice! I'm wanting to start my 8yo on recitations. What stages do you and your child go through to memorize poems?