31 August 2011

Today we started our first “real” unit: Poetry. We’ll actually get to spend a week on writing and a week on workshop!

For now, though, we need to get a sense of what is possible in poetry. Your mission: read the poets I’ve provided and write about them in your MasterWorks Journal.

Specifically:
1. Find four individual poems by four different authors–these need to be poems you like. For each of these, write a MasterWorks Journal entry using your MW Journal prompts.
2. Then, read 5-15 poems by ONE author. Write a style entry in which you identify the things the poems have in common, the kinds of things that define that poet’s style (see sample).
3. Do #2 again with a different poet.

Yields: SIX journal entries and a good sense of what you like and might want to imitate in the poems you write next week!

All SIX MW Journals are due Tuesday at the beginning of class.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s