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- Read, look at, react to some of Neruda's odes.
Odes to Common Things are fun, for example, "Ode
to a pair of socks."
- Discuss how the odes look and sound.
What is an ode?
- Discover how Neruda "odes" an object.
How does he convey a love of the object?
- Brainstorm a list of possible things to
What things are dear to you?
What things are common but may hold a greater significance?
- Discuss metaphors, similes, personification,
alliteration, and assonance.
Take one or two of the possible ode objects and make a figurative
language web around each.
- Choose one object to ode.
Draft an ode copying Neruda's physical structure and use of
figurative and concrete language.
- Use the Re-Vision
suggestions to literally re-vision your ode and make your draft
- Share with response group. Re-vison. Edit.
- Create a final copy.
- Publish. Post. Collect.
Team up with a Spanish class, a Spanish speaker, or an art
Exhibit with Spanish odes from Spanish-speaking students. Exhibit
with art created by students to match odes.
Map | Ode
Poetry | Using
The Book of Questions |
Artifacts | Re-Vision
Bio | Quotes
| Co-Teachers - Doug
E-Mail Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Melissa at email@example.com
Melissa and I would like to
making a commitment to
education and WriteDesign.