Let’s read a poem and study it together!
Not sure how to study a poem? Here are some ideas! Choose one or all of these:
- Read aloud and enjoy the poem
- Neatly write out your favorite stanza for handwriting practice or…
- Copy and paste the poem into your word processor and print it out
- Draw a picture about the poem
Underline words in the poem that describe what the author sees, feels, tastes, smells, or hears.
- Read more about the author’s life
- Share with someone you love <3
Summer in the South
The Oriole sings in the greening grove
As if he were half-way waiting,
The rosebuds peep from their hoods of green,
Timid, and hesitating.
The rain comes down in a torrent sweep
And the nights smell warm and piney,
The garden thrives, but the tender shoots
Are yellow-green and tiny.
Then a flash of sun on a waiting hill,
Streams laugh that erst were quiet,
The sky smiles down with a dazzling blue
And the woods run mad with riot.
~Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872 – 1906)
Hungry for more? Check out this week’s…
Poetry Activity (for kids, adults, and everyone in between): Five Senses Poem
Advanced Poetry Lesson: Sonnets (Week 1 of 2)