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Originally submitted by Raegina Taylor on Jun 19, 2007.
Background Information- Sentaku means “elective.” Sentaku is usually used in reference to an elective class. Acrostic poetry is a basic type of poetry which is used to generate ideas about a topic. Targeted around a specific word or topic, it enables students to build on the topic through sentences, in a visual way. Persona poetry extends the exploration of a topic towards a person, developing a knowledge for describing a person using a set of rules. As poetry is about rules, this is a good introduction in the way rules formulate English poetry.
Tall, energetic, happy and intelligent.
She is a mother of Danny.
She is a mother who loves music, books and fresh rice.
She is a mother who is afraid of President Bush, spiders and heights.
She is a mother who wants to see Latin America, the end of poverty and summer.
She is a resident of England.
"Kate" - Analysis
Line 1 = first name/nickname of the person in the poem.
Line 2 = 4 adjectives which describe the person.
Line 3 = X of Y formula, describing an important relationship to the person.
Line 4 = 3 things she loves.
Line 5 = 3 things that scare her.
Line 6 = 3 things she wants to see.
Line 7 = resident of a place/time/concept.
Line 8 = last name of the person in the poem.