learning goal: deepen an appreciation for the beauty and power of an independent ghazal couplet–pearl on a necklace

first, think yourself about–then share with others–your single favorite couplet from the collection of ghazals we have studied; try to explain what draws you to it

tchr comments: the comma’s role in creating pauses and, wait for it, anticipation (how will the poet solve this problem?)

in small groups, read and respond to each other’s couplets


revise as desired (what do you long for in your poem?)

print polished poem