The Poetry of Mathematics



…or is it the mathematics of poetry?

JoAnne Growney has collected a bunch of poems that relate to mathematics.  Check them out here, on her blog Intersections:


You should only attempt this badge after January of your 7th grade year at USN.  Ms. Earl has walked you through some tools for analyzing poetry and you are expected to use them to complete this badge.

Read the following poems, and perform the indicated analysis: –Annotate the end rhyme of this poem. Is it the same pattern in the original Italian? — Annotate the end rhyme.  Explain why this poem fits the “formula” for a sonnet. — Explain the theme of this poem, and explain why you think that is the theme. (Use title, first line, last line, other content, etc).

Finally, write your own math poem.





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