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  • What Is Slam Poetry

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    SOUTH AFRICAN SLAM POETRY Healing and entertaining people through rhythmic storytelling are the corner stone of slam poetry. Slam poetry is a type of type poetry where people read their poems without props, costumes or music (A Brief Guide to slam poetry. 2004). It is usually original work that talks about themes and subject that people can relate to. Invented in the 1980s by a Chicago construction worker named March Smith, it started as a form of storytelling and they used rhythm to make it entertaining

  • Reflective Essay On Slam Poetry

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    I was like this until one of my favorite teachers, Ms.Secko taught me lessons that I will never forgot. She taught me confidence and character. One day, Ms.Secko assigned the class a project on slam poetry. I didn’t even know what a slam poem was until she explained it to us. A slam poem was a poem that was memorized and spoken in front of an audience. As soon as I heard those words, my heart trembled a little. The project was composed of several parts. First, you had to pick a poem that

  • Analyzing The Poem Slam Poetry

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    that was deeply important to me, told a story, and expressed my opinions. I noticed that Maya’s writing as well as other Post Modern/Contemporary poets write about issues they deem important, or feelings, moreover, how to put feelings into words. “Slam Poetry” is often an extreme example of this, and has come into popularity in the Post Modern and Contemporary Era. Furthermore, as far as style goes Maya does write free verse relatively often, but other times there is a semi-distinct or distinct rhyme

  • Slam Poetry: A Change For American Culture

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    Slam poetry, also known as spoken word, is a type of poetry defined by free-verse that uses literary terms and poetic techniques to convey a message or feeling toward a specific issue. These issues typically are provoking topics such as social and economic issues, politics, and day to day struggles. Slam poetry emerged in the late 1980’s, this was a period of great change for American culture. It is said to be Marc Kelly Smith, also known as Slam Papi in the poetry world, was one of the first founders

  • Beltway Poetry Slam Analysis

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    I attended the Beltway Poetry Slam which was held at the Busboys and Poets in Brookland NE. During the poetry slam, I silently took notes in the back of the room and I made sure I was not interrupting the scenery. Before walking in, I didn’t know what to expect. I choose to go to the Beltway Poetry Slam, because I would have the opportunity to hear and feel the poets’ raw emotions. Before walking in, I thought the poetry slam would have more of a competitive aspect. There was very little competition

  • Research Paper On Slam Poetry

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    Slam poetry Slam poetry is one of the many forms of art where people express their feelings by writing them down and sharing them with other people. In 1984 Smith a constuction worker was hosting poetry reading in a jazz club in Chicago. Mac made up a gimmick to bring life to his open-mic formal; his idea was to match up poets against each other as in a fight. It was in 1986 when slam poetry was born and has been going on ever since. Accoding to the Oxford dictionary (1994 : 194) slam poetry

  • Slam Poetry Essay

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    In the early 1980s, Slam Poetry caught flight in small coffee shops in Austin, Texas., New York City, New York., Chicago, Illinois., Seattle, Washington., and San Francisco, California during slots of open mic which invite an artist of any kind: poet, narrators, musicians, and comedians of all types to share their art (Power Poetry). Years later as Slam Poetry got more recognition and spread to more areas around the country. The first Poetry Slam was originated by a man named Marc Kelly Smith. Marc

  • My Personal Experience

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    Apprehensive To Feel Being raised in the Chicano culture in a small underprivileged metropolis which had very little community spirit, I was taught to be able to fend for myself at a young age. My family was uptight about my reputation as if our family’s honor depended on it. I was expected to be an admirable and thoughtful person to others while keeping my personal problems inside. This setting vastly affected on how I presented myself my whole life. Growing up in this environment also impacted

  • Embrace What the World has Given to You

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    heard of it from other people, but never imagines it might happen to them as well. Irrespective of their presumptions, I ended up encountering many new places and experiences in just 6 months into this country. In this short span, I saw a tennis grand slam final, surfed, skied, gambled and even flew a plane for the first time visiting 6 main US cities across the country. Unlike what I saw in all Hollywood movies, New York City wasn’t just about tall skyscrapers, busy subways and glittering downtown.

  • Tennis Is On The Right Track By Giving Equal Prize Money

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    People pretend it doesn’t exist they deny that after all these years’ racism isn’t happening but it is still happening and very much alive. Tennis prides itself on being innovators. People think tennis is on the right track by giving equal prize money to both male and females and giving both genders equal opportunity in television and media coverage but the fact remains that tennis wouldn’t fully be there until they take that one step and drop the racism. This may seem like an impossible task but