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Rubric for Evaluating Original Poetry


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The work is filled with images and specific details.  The work has a few images and some specific details.  The work has almost no images or specific details.
Words are combined in surprising, beautiful ways.  Words are used in interesting ways. Words are used in ordinary ways.
 The writer has paid great attention to the sound of words. The writer has paid some attention to the sound of words. The writer has paid little attention to the sound of words.
The poem expresses something true about the human condition in a unique, individual manner. The poem expresses something true about the human condition.  The poem expresses little or nothing true about the human condition.
The poet conveys a sense of purposeful structure (form)  in the poems. The poet conveys a sense of structure in the poems.  The poet conveys no sense of structure in the poems.
The poet has composed at least thirty-five lines of poetry. The poet has composed at least twenty-five lines of poetry. The poet has composed at least twenty lines of poetry.
The poet has used at least seven poetic techniques from this unit of study. The poet has used at least five poetic techniques from this unit of study. The poet has used at least three poetic techniques from this unit of study.

____ total score x 5 = ______ final grade
    (105 possible)