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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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