Responding to Art through an Ekphrastic Poem.
Submitted by Marissa Spalding on March 17, 2011 - 1:14pm.
Alexander Graham Bell Elementary
For our final poem this year the fourth graders at Bell Elementary responded to four different paintings. We learned that when we respond to artwork, music, or dance we are engaging in a poetic form of Ekphrastic poetry.
For this excersise we read the poem Girl at Sewing Machine by Mary Leader - her poem was based on the painting by Edward Hopper of the same name).
We then responded to the following paintings, choosing one for our own writing.
From the Lake No. 1 - by Georgia O'Keefe
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