Scoring Rubric - APE LIT Survival Guide

Partner Poems
Scoring Rubric
A. 12 lines minimum; following directions
B. at least one image per line (mandatory)
C. use of at least six of seven types of images
D. minimum of two figures of speech, including a synecdoche or metonymy
E. diction: word choice with careful consideration of connotation and sound
G. creativity
The emphasis should be on imagery and diction, which is essential in creating tone. Appropriate
use of sound creates rhythm without rhyme being necessary. Review the reading 757-763, 771774, 785-796 from previous homework assignments.
You will work in groups of 2 or 3 assigned by the teacher. (See list.) If your partner is absent on
Day 1, you will join an existing 2-person group. If your partner is absent on Day 2, continue
revisions on your own, but you will have an extra day to finish the assignment in order to consult
with your absent partner. If a partner is missing on Day 1 and there is a 3-person group in the
class, recruit one person of the 3-person group to take the missing partner’s place.
1. Choose any school-appropriate topic.
2. Day 1: Write a first draft together. Save.
3. Day 2: Make at least seven revisions and create a second version. Make sure that the teacher
can see how your choices in copy 1 and copy 2 are different. You will turn in both drafts.
4. Mark on each line the type(s) of imagery on each line. Use the following abbreviations:
OL = olfactory
A=auditory G=gustatory V=visual
OR= organic
Write the abbreviation at the end of each line. If more than one type of imagery occurs in a
line, write both abbreviations. (Add this information on final draft only.)
5. Identify each figure of speech with an * at the end of the line on which it appears.
6. Turn in your finished, typed copy by Thursday, Oct. 16.
Per. 1 Partners: Rohan/Christina Sabina/Morgan Ethan/Kylie Bhavini/Adia Sean/Jason Alex/Emily Sarah/Cleo
Kallyn/Robert Wayne/Nadj/Ashley Shane/Alex
Samuel/Brendan Jocelyn/Linda
Per. 3 Partners: Ari/Mehak
Chelsea C./Josh
Tyler/Evie Chelsea D./Caleb Amar/Judy
Kayla/Aamina/Omar Sami/Jeena Joey/Samantha
Rachel/Dodge Alex/Hannah Dillon/Maryka
Per. 3 Partners: Sofia/Derrick Emma/Q Claire/Ryan Bonnie/Valmik Logan/Justina Chase/Nikki Ron/Thomas
Corey/Kaja Katie/Aufnun Alex C./Asad Ethan/Allison Victor/Collin Rahima/Emily Alex V/ Shelby/
Per.5 Partners: Helena/Belle/Caitlin Ryan/Laboni Ethan/Rebecca Vivian/Sean Sheenu/Zoe Dani//Nicole/Salah
Russell/Sarah Kaitlyn C/Jack Kaushik/Danielle Augustine/Lamiyah Sheeba/Cody Olivia/Meg
An abstraction is not an image.
(see back)
Partner Poems
Use the image of the evidence (or symptom) of the emotion or abstraction.
NOT “He felt nervous.”
Use “Sweaty palms and shallow breathing betrayed him.”
Or “Hands shaking, she gnawed her lower lip in a vain attempt to steady her
Avoid cliches´.
Use abbreviations:
Auditory = hear
Visual = see
Olfactory = smell
Gustatory = taste
Tactile = touch
Kinesthetic =motion
Organic = internal sensation, such as nausea, butterflies in stomach
Sample Poems with an image on every line: Look in your blue textbook (or black
textbook in room or online).
“Heat” by H.D.
“Traveling through the dark” by William Stafford
“Neutral Tones” by Thomas Hardy
“Old Ladies Home” by Sylvia Plath
“Meeting at Night” by Robert Browning
“Eight O’Clock” by A.E. Housman
“The Lake Isle of Innisfree” by William Butler Yeats (pronounce “Yates”)
“Digging” by Seamus Heaney (pronounce “Haney”)
“The Forge” by Seamus Heaney
“Anthem for Doomed Youth” by Wilfred Owen
“Reapers” by Jean Toomer
“The Dance” by William Carlos Williams
“To Autumn” by John Keats
“The Lipstick in the Mirror” by Tom Disch
“Bright Star” by John Keats
“Fourteen” by Marilyn Hacker
“I taste a liquor never brewed” by Emily Dickinson
“Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes
“The Victims” by Sharon Olds
“A Noiseless Patient Spider” by Walt Whitman
“I started Early – Took my Dog” by Emily Dickinson
“Out, Out – “ by Robert Frost
“Bells for John Whiteside’s Daughter”
“Life with Father” by Walter McDonald
by John Crowe Ransom
“The Caged Skylark” by Gerard Manley Hopkins
“My mistress’ eyes” by William Shakespeare “Fern Hill” by Dylan Thomas
“Getting Out” by Cleopatra Mathis
“My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke
“God’s Grandeur” by Gerard Manley Hopkins
“We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks
“The Fly” by Karl Shapiro
“Woman Work” by Maya Angelou
“A Description of Morning” by Jonathan Swift
Partner Poems