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Creative Writing1 Week Four 1. Homework and discussion 2. Emily Dickinson/ time and eternity 3. Sonnet: a draft.

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1 Creative Writing1 Week Four 1. Homework and discussion 2. Emily Dickinson/ time and eternity 3. Sonnet: a draft

2 Creative Writing2 The Poetry of Emily Dickinson read by Laura Lee Parrotti In RealAudio

3 Creative Writing3 Your favorite phrases or lines Why?

4 Creative Writing4 Time and eternity Epistemic sphere/ Concepts religious/ divine/ dignity Philosophical contemplation Poetic practice

5 Creative Writing5 1 ONE dignity delays for all, One mitred afternoon. None can avoid this purple, None evade this crown. Coach it insures, and footmen, Chamber and state and throng; Bells, also, in the village, As we ride grand along.

6 Creative Writing6 2 What dignified attendants, What service when we pause! How loyally at parting Their hundred hats they raise! How pomp surpassing ermine, When simple you and I Present our meek escutcheon, And claim the rank to die!

7 Creative Writing7 Metaphors/ metonymy Mitred afternoon This purple This crown Hundred hats Meek escutcheon

8 Creative Writing8 On the contrary One Dignity Delay Crown Simple

9 Creative Writing9 miter 1 : a liturgical headdress worn by bishops and abbots 2 a : a surface forming the beveled end or edge of a piece where a joint is made by cutting two pieces at an angle and fitting them together b : MITER JOINTMITER JOINT

10 Creative Writing10 miter

11 Creative Writing11 A toad can die of light! Death is the common right Of toads and men,- Of toads and men,- Of earl and midge The privilege. The privilege. Why swagger then? Why swagger then? The gnat's supremacy The gnat's supremacy Is large as thine. Is large as thine.

12 Creative Writing12 (#583) Life -- is a different Thing -- So measure Wine -- Naked of Flask -- Naked of Cask -- Bare Rhine -- Which Ruby's mine?

13 Creative Writing13 Edmund Spenser Happy Ye leaves! Whenas those lily hands, Which hold my life in their dead doing might, Shall handle you, and hold in loves soft bands, Like captives trembling at the victors sight.

14 Creative Writing14 2 And happy lines! On which, with starry light, Those lamping eyes will deign sometimes to look, And read the sorrows of my dying sprite, Written with tears in hearts close bleeding book.

15 Creative Writing15 3 And happy rhymes! Bathes in the sacred brook Of Helicon, whence she derived is, When ye behold that angels blessed look, My souls long lacked food, my heavens bliss.

16 Creative Writing16 Leaves, lines, and rhymes seek her to please alone, Whom if ye please, I care for other none. A conclusive couple...

17 Creative Writing17 Your Sonnet The first draft

18 Creative Writing18 Basic rules: Theme: time and eternity River Face Music Women Calendar Cartridge Lamp Computer Water Dictionary Cup Pencil Towel Bridge Power Plant Sponge Mirror Paper Clothes Ring Voice drawer book... Objects River Face Music Women Calendar Cartridge Lamp Computer Water Dictionary Cup Pencil Towel Bridge Power Plant Sponge Mirror Paper Clothes Ring Voice drawer book... Structure: (1) aabb ccdd eeff gg (2) abab cdcd efef gg

19 Creative Writing19 Iambic pentameter da-DUM da-DUM da-DUM da-DUM da-DUM (weak STRONG / weak STRONG / weak STRONG / weak STRONG / weak STRONG) Was-THIS the-FACE that-LAUNCH'D a- THOU sand-SHIPS

20 Creative Writing20 Hendecasyllable The most usual stress schemes for an hendecasyllable are stresses on 6th and 10th syllables (Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita, Dante Alighieri, first line of The Divine Comedy), and on 4th, 7th and 10th syllables (Un incalzar di cavalli accorrenti, Ugo Foscolo, I Sepolcri).stress schemesDante AlighieriThe Divine ComedyUgo FoscoloI Sepolcri Most classical Italian poems are composed of hendecasyllables, for instance, the main works by Dante, Francesco Petrarca, Ludovico Ariosto, and Torquato Tasso.DanteFrancesco Petrarca Ludovico AriostoTorquato Tasso

21 Creative Writing21 Homework right and light 1. ten rhymed pairs: example right and light 2. keep a poetic diary: two or three sentences every day! ( as poetic as possible!) 2. keep a poetic diary: two or three sentences every day! ( as poetic as possible!) 3. reading: p (Shakespeares sonnets)/ Do have some notes or comments after reading. 3. reading: p (Shakespeares sonnets)/ Do have some notes or comments after reading.


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