A Poem for Two Voices (Elementary and Middle School)Working in pairs, complete the phrases for Raphaelle and Titian. For the “we” statements, find a word that describes both of them. Look at the painting for inspiration! To read the finished poem, have one person read Raphaelle’s side, and the other person read Titian’s side. After each set of “I” statements, read the “we” statements together, in unison.
|I am ___________||I am ___________|
|We are ___________|
|I feel ___________||I feel ___________|
|We feel ___________|
|I think ___________||I think ___________|
|We think ___________|
|I will ___________||I will ___________|
|We will ___________|
Assessment / Enrichment:
- The Poem for Two Voices may serve as an assessment.
- Research the style/technique known as trompe l’oeil. Find another example of this kind of painting and discuss how the artist succeeds in “fooling” the audience.
- Think of any television shows or movies which violate the sense of a “false reality” by having a character turn to the camera and address the audience directly. Are these examples comedies or dramas, and why?
- Read the Poem, This is a Photograph of Me, by Margaret Atwood. It is included in many anthologies, and can be found easily on the Web, including at this site: http://www.math.buffalo.edu/~sww/poetry2/atwood_margaret.html. How does the poet play with your sense of reality in this very serious poem?
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