I Poem for Two Voices

created by Dr. Beth Frye

Appalachian State University

 

Stanza One

 

 

I am

 

I am

 

And we are

And we are

 

I live

 

Whereas I live

 

I wonder

 

While I wonder

 

I hear

 

But I hear

 

I see

 

However, I see

 

I want

 

Yet I want

 

I am

 

I am

 

Similarly we

Similarly we

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stanza Two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I always

 

On the other hand, I always

 

I pretend

 

While I pretend

 

I feel

 

Yet I feel

 

I touch

 

While I touch

 

I worry

 

Yet I worry

 

I cry

 

But I cry

 

I excel

 

Whereas I excel

 

I am

 

I am

 

And we both

And we both

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stanza Three

 

 

 

I understand

 

While I understand

 

I say

 

Yet I say

 

Im as ________ as ________

 

 

Whereas Im as _______as______

 

I dream

 

But I dream

 

I try

 

Although I try

 

I hope

 

While I hope

 

I was once

 

Whereas I was once

 

I am

 

I am

 

And most importantly we

And most importantly we

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I POEM For Two Voices: Using I POEMS TO COMPARE/CONTRAST

 

Format

I am (two special characteristics)

And we are (how the two are the same)

I live (where you live-this may include your habitat, or city, state, country, etc.)    

I wonder (something you are actually curious about)       

I hear (an imaginary sound)       

I see (an imaginary sight)          

I want (an actual desire)                                   
I am (the first line of the poem restated)

Similarly we (how the two are the same; can be restated or new information)

 

 

I always (what you are known for)

I pretend (something you actually pretend to do)
I feel (a feeling about something imaginary)
I touch (an imaginary touch)
I worry (something that really bothers you)
I cry (something that makes you very sad)

I excel (something you are good at doing)
I am (the first line of the poem repeated)

And we both (how the two are the same; can be restated or new information)

 

 

I understand (something you know is true)
I say (something you believe in)

Im as _____as (a simile)
I dream (something you actually dream about)
I try (something you really make an effort about)
I hope (something you actually hope for)

I was once (describes how you have changed)
I am (the first line of the poem repeated)

And most importantly we (the most important way that represents how the two are the same)

 

 

You choose from the following transition words:

 

      For comparison: like, same, both, the same as, similar, in the same way, most important, similarly, as, too, have in common, as well as.

 

      For contrast: although, however, differ, unlike, even though, yet, but, instead, on the contrary, on the other hand, whereas, while, unless, contrary to, the reverse.