- Burroway, Imaginative Writing, Chapter 10:
- Poetry, pp.297-316
- All Poems, pp.318-326
- Paper Darts Magazine
- You will read pieces from this literary journal for your reading response (see below).
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Quick Tips for Writing Poetry
- Remember to join the class discussion about this week's course materials. The earlier you post, the better our discussion will be.
- See the discussion and syllabus for further guidelines about posting and grading.
- Read 5 pieces of your choosing from Paper Darts Magazine.
- Choose your favorite piece and respond to the following questions in 100 words:
- What drew you to the piece?
- What elements of writing (image, character, dialogue, setting, voice, story) did the author use to draw you in? Use a specific example from the text.
- Go to storybird.com. Sign up for a student account.
- Click on “Write” at the top of the screen.
- Choose a piece of artwork that you find interesting.
- Once selected, click on “Use This Art” and select “Poem.” The site will give you a list of words to create a poem centered on this image.
- Create poems for three different images. Have fun! This can be a wonderful tool to get your creativity flowing when it seems to have disappeared.
- For your submission for this assignment, submit 3 links to your poems to Moodle. (You’ll also be able to see you classmates’ poems in the class on Storybird).
- Write 2 poems of your choosing (they may be elaborations of your Storybird exercises).
- While writing, consider your word choices, line breaks, use of sound, and your use of metaphor and imagery. Avoid those clichés! Have fun!