found poem

noun
a composition made by combining fragments of such printed material as newspapers, signs, or menus, and rearranging them into the form of a poem.

Origin:
1965–70; by analogy with found object

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found poem

a poem consisting of words found in a nonpoetic context (such as a product label) and usually broken into lines that convey a verse rhythm. Both the term and the concept are modeled on the objet trouve (French: "found object"), an artifact not created as art or a natural object that is held to have aesthetic value when taken out of its context

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Go to a center in small groups, review the book, and select their favorite lines from the book to create a found poem.
Create a found poem that depicts the tone and message of the abolitionist movement.
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