Poem for 2 voices/ Ben and Rose


Here is the link for my Poem for 2 voices for Ben and Rose


I am poem Ben-Rose


3 responses »

  1. Lori,

    I enjoyed reading your I Poem for Two Voices. I especially liked this part of your poem, “I touch my father’s face when I touch my grandmother…While I touch my grandson’s future when I tell him about his father.” I thought those lines reflected the significance of Ben and Rose finally finding each other. I had never created an I Poem before. I think this is a great way for students to respond to a story. Do you use I Poems with your students?

    – Stacy Durham

    • Stacy,

      I have not taken the opportunity to use I Poems with my students yet. I definitely would demonstrate just an I am poem for one person before I went on to the poem for two voices. I have read an Aesops’ fable for two voices aloud to my class with the help of one our Title One teachers. They really enjoyed that. I am poems is certainly something that could be used to really make my older students think like the character and make a connection to them.

  2. Lori,

    I really enjoyed your Two-Voice Poem! I loved the way you included personal thoughts, feelings, and experiences of both Rose and Ben. Even though their stories are told 50 years apart, they are connected through being a family and you showed that clearly in your poem. I loved the way you repeated several of the lines, as if Ben and Rose both said them. Even though they live in different generations, they had similar lives and thus had many of the same feelings and emotions, especially with feeling abandoned and hopeless. I think students would really enjoy creating a poem like this to compare and contrast Ben’s life to Rose’s.

    Great job!!

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