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Inside Poetry: Getting At The Poem’s Basic Meaning & Technique

Ask yourself the following questions that apply to your essay topic. Make notes as you go, and you will find it easier to organize your thoughts for the first draft. The poem’s basic content What is the context of the … Continue reading

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The Night Aunt Dottie Caught Elvis’s Scarf When He Tossed It From The Stage Of The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

This exercise is simple: write a poem about a family member meeting a famous person. All of us have such incidents embedded in family history or folklore: the day Dad shook hands with Ike in France; the time Mom spilled … Continue reading

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To Make a Dadaist Poem

Take a news article (from your RSS aggregator, for example) Take some scissors Print the article Get a small bag (pencil case, ziplock, lunch bag) Cut the article into bits, one word per bit. Put the bits into the bag … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Kitchen

Use pencil crayons to draw a picture of your mother’s kitchen. Put the oven in it, and also something green, and something dead. Write a poem about your mother’s kitchen. You are not in this poem, but some female relation … Continue reading

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Pingback Trackback of the Canadian Outback

English 20(Chem) Your task is to complete Writing Activity 1 from my canpoets blog. Just following those instructions will not be enough, however. Your assignment will not be complete until a “trackback” or “pingback” appears in the comment section on … Continue reading

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Translations: Idea to Image

Write as quickly as you can and as much as you can using the following list of 4 words in addition to a few spontaneously selected words. Rage Order Justice Common Pollute Addiction Challenge Fantastic Binder Then remove the listed … Continue reading

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Ten Minute Spill

Write a ten-line poem. Find a proverb, adage, familiar phrase, or brainy quote that you have changed in some way as well as five of the following words: cliff, blackberry, needle, cloud, voice, mother, whir, lick. You have ten minutes. … Continue reading

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First Lines

Turn off moderation from your Dashboard==>Options ==>Discussion. Begin your post with the first line of a poem. Now you go to someone else’s blog and comment the next line. (Meanwhile your post will collect lines for your poem.) Try to … Continue reading

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