What I learned from these poems: what is usually considered good writing for other types of poems may or may not apply to haiku. Alliteration provides an example. Generally, in poetry alliteration merits a plus. Not in haiku. Regardless, I decided to leave the alliteration in this poem. When I eliminated the alliteration, the effect I wanted disappeared.
red roan horse runs
deep depression in mud
Generally, I teach senior English–British literature. However, one short class twice a week contains all freshmen. My assignment: teach them what they need to know to pass the state STAAR for ELA. This poem illustrates what occurred during the class this past week.
teaching freshmen English class
What is a pronoun?
they stare; no one knows.