Hello again! Last week, Carver’s student did a deep dive into more figurative language, this time looking at metaphors in our poetry. Together, we listened to Kanye West’s “Homecoming” and discussed its lyrical content. Students made the connection that the rapper was comparing his relationship to Chicago to a relationship with a girlfriend. Students picked up on a few subtle clues in the song that helped them realize that the song was actually a love song to the city of Chicago.
Next, students wrote poems of their own about a person, place, or thing that feels like home to them. Here’s a poem from one of our students.
by Olivia P.
My home is like a lake
Many places at once
A place where things were taught
Where things were calm
The light in my neverending darkness