To Kill A Mockingbird Concrete Poem

March 18th, 2015 by lilyh

Recently, I read To Kill A Mockingbird with my class in language arts. After we finished reading the book, we were assigned to complete two tasks to demonstrate our understanding of the novel. Their were four options in category “A” and four options in category “B” which we chose from. One of the options in category “B” was to write a poem that reflected on the book or a situation in the book. I chose to write a concrete poem from a mockingbird’s perspective which explained why Scout was told not to shoot the mocking bird. Below is the words to the poem and a picture of the concrete poem in the shape of a mockingbird.


You raise up a black cylinder
I face it with faith
If you acted on your original intention
that would be a breach of our entente
But another bird sings

Your father preaches
He tells you you can hunt
Other birds
They are an inconvenience

The wisest owl
Has committed a thoughtless transgression
You needn’t condescend to your inferiors
The melodious hummingbird
Once sung a foul note
You needn’t hush the silent
The meticulous woodpecker
Has carved a crooked piece
You needn’t criticize the absent-minded

He tells you not to hurt me
But I am not perfect
Why would you spare
A mockingbird?

You needn’t kill one who has wronged you
It is a sin
To kill the innocent
It is a sin
To kill a mockingbird



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