Friday, July 05, 2013

Poetry Friday -- The Joy of Language


A visual poem today, celebrating the joy of language.





"...but do they bubble and froth and slobber and cream with joy at language?"

Keri has the Poetry Friday roundup today at Keri Recommends. Happy Friday!

17 comments:

  1. Oh, Mary Lee! I adore this!! I love Stephen Fry and his articulate ire in this clever animation may be my favorite post of the day! Thank you for sharing.

    As for your question about my hummingbird poem, Tabatha suggested cutting out the part about curiosity. I may play with it to see if I can add that word elsewhere and just get to the point at the end, ha ha. Thanks for encouraging me!

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  2. Thrilled to hear the voice too, along with the visual. Just think if students could see they can do this with their poetry! They would 'bubble and froth'!

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  3. Thank you for this delicious visual piece on language!

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  4. Perhaps "wordsmith" will go the way of "blacksmith" and "silversmith." I hope not.

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  5. Haha! Yes, I watched this the other day, and loved the way he spoke his response: "They do NOT!"

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  6. Love this! And it wouldn't be the same at all without Fry's proper accent. :-)

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  7. I love the way that the words fall into place in tune to Fry's speech. I like the idea of inviting my kiddos to do this come Fall.

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  8. That was amazing! The line you quote "but to they bubble and froth..." was the line the stood out for me, too. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Catherine

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  9. I hope I don't "land in the soup" too often! Ha, ha, he is a hoot! Thanks for sharing this!

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  10. This is a really interesting presentation of a poem. I wonder how he did it. Do you think kids could do it? (or maybe the better question is, do you think the old lady teachers of kids could do it?

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    1. I was going to reply that I've never been able to figure out how they made these (kinetic typography videos)...but then I thought like a kid and not an "old lady teacher" and did a search on YouTube for a how-to video...lo and behold, they guy who made this one has a how-to: http://tinyurl.com/mzbfttk

      Maybe I'll dabble.

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    2. Just watched half of the how-to video. WAYYY too hard!

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    3. Thanks for the link -- you're right about "thinking like a kid"! I probably can't manage it, but I will show my youngest!

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  11. What fun! His accent, expression, and the dance of words made it even more so. I must explore more of Stephen Fry.

    Violet N.

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  12. This is brilliant-- now I need to go share it with everyone I know!

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  13. Very fun. I especially like the frothy part in the middle.

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