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Nudging the Muse to Speak with Your Pen. Creative Writing Lesson Four. Poem of the Day. http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/179.html “Bike Ride With Older Boys” – Laura Kasischke What sensations does this poem give you?. Journal Entry #5.

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nudging the muse to speak with your pen

Nudging the Muse to Speak with Your Pen

Creative Writing Lesson Four

poem of the day
Poem of the Day
  • http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/179.html
  • “Bike Ride With Older Boys” – Laura Kasischke
  • What sensations does this poem give you?
journal entry 5
Journal Entry #5
  • If you had to identify one thing destiny probably held in store for you, what would you say it is?
    • Focus on personal accomplishment in your lifetime rather than relationships, marriage, children, etc.
                  • “What will become of me when I am older?” - DM
element 5 rhythm and other effects
Element 5: Rhythm and Other Effects
  • Five popular sound effects in poetry:
    • Repetition
    • Onomatopoeia
      • Words whose sounds imitate their meaning (Murmur)
    • Alliteration
      • Identical consonant sounds
          • “But when loud surges lash the sounding shore”
    • Assonance
      • Repetition of identical vowel sounds
          • “Excellence is in millimeters not miles”
    • Rhyme
finding the muse
Finding the Muse
  • The genius of a writer
    • To become a good writer, one must write continuously
    • Able to expound on any and every subject
assignment
Assignment
  • Practice writing poems.
    • The following slides contain pictures in which you must write a poem about.
    • Rules:
      • One poem must rhyme
      • One poem must not rhyme
      • One poem must be a haiku (5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second line, 5 in the last line) – modernhaiku.org
      • One must be a prose poem
          • http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5787
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