Carpe Diem Poetry

Best Poem for Purpose

Work Time

Write about which of these four poems does the best job accomplishing its purpose. Use one of the following options.

  • If you are the recipient of the poem, write about which poem you would most like to receive from an admirer and why.
  • If you are the sender of the poem, explain which poem you would send and why.

Open Notebook

A gallery of the four poems follows.

Share your writing with a partner. Together make a list of what was important to you from the poem you chose.

Join with your teacher and classmates in creating a list of criteria for judging a love poem.