Arabic Poetry: Guzzle a Ghazal!

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This lesson, from EDSITEment, contains three activities for students to understand and appreciate the intricate poetry of the ghazal, a pre-Islamic verse form still popular today. These activities involve experimenting with English rhymes in the style of the ghazal, studying real ghazal poetry to deduce its structure and rules, and group composition of ghazal-style poetry in English.

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    Grade: 9 to 12

    Topics: Writing Strategies, History-Social Science, Literature, English-Language Arts

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