As Your English Teacher, I Declare: A Villanelle

Posted on January 9, 2019

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You must read every day,

Whatever books you will,

There is nothing more to say.

 

Listen to what I say,

though you be well or ill:

You must read every day.

 

Though you wish to respond, “Nay,”

You find yourself reading still:

There is nothing more to say.

 

From the path you sometimes stray,

but you get back on track through will.

You must read every day.

 

Try not to fall behind or delay,

for there is no magic pill:

There is nothing more to say.

 

Soon “work” becomes play,

books necessity, not frill:

 

You must read every day,

There is nothing more to say.

 

~lisa eddy

Pastiche of: “The House on the Hill” By Edwin Arlington Robinson

 

~lisa eddy

Pastiche of: “The House on the Hill” By Edwin Arlington Robinson


Other Posts In This Series:

Part 1–Reader’s Workshop in Senior ELA : A Journey of Discovery

Part 2–Returning to Reading Research

Part 3–10 Books, 24 Hours: Winter Break Reading Challenge

Part 4–Assessing Independent Reading

 

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