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How to Write a Poem: Activity 2 of 3



Writing poetry can help you make sense of life experiences and share them with others. Your challenge as a poet is to observe the world closely and use vivid details so that what you write comes to life.

Poets rely on all five senses – sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell – to capture details. Sensory descriptions are part of the poems in this activity. Can you find them?

"I slept to the hum of the fan and the whisper of leaves in the wind."

Which sense does the poet use most in this line of poetry?
Question 1 of 10