A REAL TOAD QUIZ!
Can you identify the poem by its last line?
1. "And - which is more - you'll be a man, my son!"
2. "Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."
3. "And thus they buried Hector, tamer of horses."
4. "So long lives this and this gives life to thee."
5. "sun moon stars rain"
A. anyone lived in a pretty how town - e.e. cummings
B. Iliad - Homer
C. Ode on a Grecian Urn - John Keats
D. Sonnet 18 - William Shakespeare
E. If - Rudyard Kipling
I am sure you all got 5/5... Gold Stars all round!!🌟
|Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost|
Where title is the final line of the poem.
Often, the hardest part of writing a poem, is the creation of a memorable final line. The value of a strong conclusion is evident, but sometimes it is also elusive, and a poem with a great opening line, fades away at the end, or just comes to a dead stop.
Here are five helpful tips I picked up while browsing a few articles online.
1. Write your last line first. This creates suspense, and is a hook with a thread attached to the theme you will explore in the remainder of the poem. You can circle back to the first line at the end, if you wish, or rephrase it in such a way that it reverberates with the central idea.
2. Ask a question. This involves the audience more actively in the reading process. It also suggests that the poem does not end at that point, it continues in the imagination of the reader, who will ponder the theme more closely.
3. Create a dichotomy. End your poem with a line that contradicts or contrasts, the body of the poem, in mood, tone or imagery. This can create a lot of impact in the reader's mind.
4. Use your title as leverage. The title of your poem is a clue to its subject. Save the reveal for the final line.
5. Choose your best line and repeat it at the end. Repetition is an integral part of poetry. By repeating an essential phrase or line at the end, you reinforce the main idea of your poem.
|The Hollow Men by T.S. Eliot|
For today's challenge, please select one of the above suggestions and write a new poem with a killer last line.