Power Poetry - Words and Gender
(Power Poetry - Words and Gender )

How do you make your words have an impact? How can you use literary techniques to move people to take action? To call in a response? To bring awareness to an issue? This block, we will be looking at how poets have, over time, used poetry to bring awareness to gender identity. We will be reading and reciting different styles of poems from around the world, analysing for purpose, technique, and effect -specifically looking at how gender issues are expressed. Students will have the chance to write their own poems and submit them for the V-Day Poetry Competition.