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        Brimstone and Glory | Comparing Written and Visual Poetry: Lesson Plan Clips

        Students are typically exposed to historical or current events by reading expository or narrative texts written by journalists, historians or textbook authors. This lesson adds poetry, and the new dimensions of image and emotion that poetry evokes, to that list.

        After reading a standard description of Mexico’s National Pyrotechnic Festival and viewing clips from Brimstone & Glory, a documentary/visual poem about the event, students will write poems to describe the festival’s main attractions. Because the event takes place in Mexico, this is an excellent lesson for multilingual classes or classes with Spanish speakers who are learning English.

        Introduction (Clip 1)

        The clip is the first 3:40 minutes of the film. It ends just before the film title is shown on screen. The National Pyrotechnic Festival is explained.

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        Castillos: Castles of Fire (Clip 2)

        The clip begins at approximately 27:25 with a boy looking skyward at fireworks. It ends at approximately 32:10 with men putting out a yard fire ignited by the fireworks. The clip is a visual poem capturing the essence of one of the festival’s two main displays, the castillos, or castles.

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        Pamplonada: The Running of the Bulls (Clip 3)

        The clip is a visual poem capturing the essence of the crowd’s interaction with the bulls. It also includes more traditional documentary-style footage when the boy ends up in a medical tent with shrapnel from the fireworks in his eye.

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