The poems on my Found Poetry blog post were composed from snippets of two previous blog posts, Why I Write and Distilling My Consciousness. Both previous posts convey a theme of isolation and the desire to find freedom and/or inner peace. I find it compelling how the poems convey the same message even though the majority of the original texts were erased to compose the found poems.
The Banking Concept of Education (Revised)
Just like the found poems, The Banking Concept of Education (Revised) conveys my personal feelings of oppression, but in the classroom setting. This is by far one of my favorites. I feel as if this piece could be great online article if I were to revise and shorten the length of the text. The Youtube videos incorporated in this piece not only support my position as the writer but also reveal a great example of the student’s view of the education system. I believe the meta-level conclusion at the end of the piece shows how my understanding of the subject matter lead me to realize the symbiosis of the two opposing sides. Overall, I think this piece is my strongest.
The Silent Hour
The Silent Hour is a revision of a weekly reflection post. This post was my most descriptive reflection. The piece is packed with dialogue and ends with a compelling and inspiring story. I relive week four of class when reading this piece. Unlike the found poems and The Banking Concept of Education (Revised), this piece reveals a sense of social belonging, teamwork, self revelation, and inspiration. Overall, this piece is a depiction of one of my most memorable Thursday nights of the semester.