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April is National Poetry Month! During this time, booksellers, librarians, parents, teachers, and students read, write and analyze poems while recognizing the literary accomplishments of many poets, both past and present.

Apr 21 Earth Day

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Earth day and environmental protection symbol as a group of diverse ethnic people coming together drawing text and leaves with green chalk on a pavement floor as a global community collaboration to save the planet.

By Ángela Padrón

Each year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. The holiday was founded in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson as a way to bring attention to environmental issues, especially those related to air and water pollution. Senator Nelson’s vision was to begin a grassroots movement to convince our federal government to pay more attention to environmental issues and to develop legislation to help save the planet. The efforts made by Senator Nelson during the 1970s helped to pass many important bills, including the Clean Air Actthe Water Quality Improvement Act, the Endangered Species Actthe Toxic Substances Control Act, and the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act.

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Apr 19 Las flores

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Apr 18 Entre poemas

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Entre poemas por Evelyn Silva.

Durante este mes dedicado a la poesía, continuamos con el análisis estructural de los versos. Los versos se pueden clasificar en:

Versos de arte menor (2-8 sílabas métricas)

bisílabo (2)

trisílabo (3)

tetrasílabo (4)

pentasílabo (5)

hexasílabo (6)

heptasílabo (7)
octosílabo (8)

Versos de arte mayor (+8)

eneasílabo (9)

decasílabo (10)

endecasílabo (11)

dodecasílabo (12)

tridecasílabo (13)

alejandrino (14)

pentadecasílabo (15)
octonario  (16)

 
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Apr 17 Algunas clasificaciones útiles para el estudio de la poesía.

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Algunas clasificaciones útiles para el estudio de la poesía.

a pile of books and letters floating over them on a desk symbolizing the idea of literature or knowledge

Por Evelyn Silva.

Poema épico: Es el poema que relata, describe y exalta las hazañas de personajes históricos y/o, héroes legendarios.  Estos cantares de gesta utilizan un vocabulario sencillo para que los lectores puedan seguir con facilidad la trama de las acciones. Algunos de ellos poemas épicos más famosos son La Ilíada La odisea ambos escritos por Homero, un poeta griego. En español, el poema épico por excelencia es el Cantar del mío Cid, en cantar de gesta que presenta las aventuras del caballero Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, conocido también como “el Campeador”. Este gran poema épico de la literatura hispánica fue compuesto alrededor de 1200.

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