Line, Lyric, and Stanza

It was a wonderful first class with the poets from Ms. Chambers 7th grade class at West Park Academy of Fine Arts. For our first meeting we read and analyzed Carl Sandburg’s poem “Chicago” and discussed the structure of poems. We talked about the relationship between line, lyric, and stanza in poetry and how they are different than words, sentences, and paragraphs. Then we started to write our first poems together inspired by the poem “Chicago”.



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.