Annotations for This Is Just to Say : Poems of Apology and Forgiveness


Baker & Taylor
In haiku, pantoums, two-part poems, snippets, and rhymes, Mrs. Merz's class puts together a book of poems of apology, which includes writings of crushes, overbearing parents, loving and losing pets, and more.

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Baker & Taylor
In haiku, pantoums, two-part poems, snippets, and rhymes, Mrs. Merz's class puts together a book of poems of apology, which includes writings on such topics as crushes, overbearing parents, loving and losing pets, and fighting with siblings.

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Houghton
When Mrs. Merz asks her sixth grade class to write poems of apology, they end up liking their poems so much that they decide to put them together into a book. Not only that, but they get the people to whom they apologized to write poems back.

In haiku, pantoums, two-part poems, snippets, and rhymes, Mrs. Merz's class writes of crushes, overbearing parents, loving and losing pets, and more. Some poets are deeply sorry; some not at all. Some are forgiven; some are not. In each pair of poems a relationship, a connection, is revealed.


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