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Form: Performance Poetry

Poet/Artist I am Researching: Patricia Smith

Format I will be using: Co-Host Podcast: holding a conversation

Resources I have found so far:

  1. Construction of Identity Through Performance Poetry

https://ila.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/JAAL.00083

2. The Cultural Politics of Slam Poetry: Race, Identity and the Performance

https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=7vwATBOcXQoC&oi=fnd&pg=PA1&dq=performance+poetry+research&ots=KWIfeec-tq&sig=Fnh26wjcJO5f8WmKyHZxEGqRqAo#v=onepage&q=performance%20poetry%20research&f=false

My Guiding Questions: How does the way a poem is performed set both the tone and moos for the author’s writing? With the way a poem is performed, what literary devices help organize a clear performance for the audience?

What I want my podcast to teach my audience: I want my radio show to teach people how performance poetry is not only a performance for the artist but rather a personal experience for the audience. I also would like to show my viewers how in some ways performance poetry is more powerful than music.

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Hey George! Nice summary and analysis of some of the froms you interpreted as you read. I agree with your point that as similar as some of the forms seen in hip-hop are to the sonnet, hiaku and Ghazal that we have read, the biggest differnce in form of genres is the blues. Was there a particular song or poem that we read that you saw this in the most this week?

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Hi Sean! I really liked the way you described the differences between the genre of hip-hop and the blues from last week. I aslo enjoyed reading your interpretations on some of the forms of hip-hop that are used today. Do you think artists today, are able to use the same form and rhyme scheme from years ago? Where do you see that coming into play?

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Hi Alexandra! I actually really enjoyed your detailed analysis this week! I think it is so interesting you chose one of Johnson's songs. I myself have never heard his music so your explanation was very helpful. AFter reading your thoughts I ca relate to what you think the overall messege is. I agree, not only this song but also the time period of the blues, makes many men question themselves in the eyes of God. Good job!

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Hi Marielle! I really enjoyed reading your analysis of WIlliams poem "Any Woman's Blues." I struggled myself to find the deeper meaning, but your detailed anlaysis really helped do that for me. I think it is interesting you found Williams to belive that all woman can relate to her heart break. Do you think this has anything to do with the time period of the blues?

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Hey Brooke! I think you did a really nice job explaining the form and the orgin of the sonnet. I also found it very helpful in understanding what the author is trying to emphasize. It seems that you too found the Italian sonnet more interesting, I agree. Was there any use of imagery in Wordsworth writing that helped frame your analysis of his writing?

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