Copy your poem into the Copywork section of your notebook. In the homework section of your notebook, respond to the following prompts about the poem you selected:
List 2 images (colors, shapes, sizes) mentioned in the poem or song.
List 2 examples of interesting or surprisingly original language.
Write down any made-up words or other word-play (rhyme, repeated consonants, striking word combinations).
Note the main idea of the poem. Is the poem about language, God, the human condition, or some other “big” idea?
Does the poem use humor? Try to describe what makes the poem funny.
Homework Day 2
Use the library, the Internet, or a family study Bible to find information about one ancient poem (written before 1000 a. d.). Write a short paragraph telling your family or class about your chosen poem. Consider including information about the writer, the style of writing, the content, plot, or meaning of the poem, the time and place the poem was written, and how the poem influences culture today (songs, movies, television shows, churches, etc.).
Some Ancient Poems:
The Song of the Nibenglungs (Niebenlungenleid)
Any Viking Saga (pick one!)
Ovid’s Transformations (pick one with the help of an adult—some mature material)
The Song of Songs (Song of Solomon)
The Psalms (pick one!)
Homework Day 3
PART 1: Revise your paragraph using the following criteria: