In class we have been looking at different poems. The first poem we looked at was a poem about the body parts but made of candy,the poem was called Sweet Lips. We all did it as a class and said it out loud. After we looked at some poems we had to choose one from a list of poems and perform it like a performance. We had to go into a group of 4 or 5. I was with Anna,Sumin and Christopher. We chose the poem called Round about.
Lyrics for Merry-go-round
Round and round the merry-go-round goes,
Painted horses rising up and down up and down,
up and down,
Music so bright and gay,
colors so bright and stunning,
children laughing for joy,
Clinging on as the music starts,
The painted jewels on the carousel horses,
Gleaming in the sunlight,
Almost on fire,
Fairs are nothing without a merry-go-round,
Rising up and down
During this unit I explored the different ways of saying things,like horror voice,robotic voice,joyful voice and more. Example if I say this sentence “colors so bright and stunning” I wouldn’t just say it in a horror voice because it is a joyful sentence,it is better to say it with a high pitched cheerful voice.
I learned that in performance poetry you have to use the space, because since you have a big space you can’t act out the words in just one spot. You have to use your whole body and express each word you say. Example “Round and round the merry-go-round goes” You might want to go around in a circle since the merry-go-round goes in circles.
Before we learn’t all of this I knew some of the different ways of saying things like chanting,girly voice,chipmunk voice and some more. I knew what performance poetry meant but I wasn’t so sure,I knew that you had to perform the poetry.
I don’t think there is anything I want to learn now ,but if there is something else I need to know I would want to learn it.
When we have to perform poetry again then I wouldn’t forget what performance poetry is because I could use all this and make it even better. We might do this in Drama again so I will keep all this in my mind.
I think my performance was good but next time I want to practice more and make everything flow together,because there was one part I got confused in. But overall I had a lot of fun.