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Creative Writing Journals for Week 7 Hutchinson
What is poetry? Write about poetry. What is it? How do you know something is a poem? What is its purpose? Why do people (or you) write poems? Why do people (or you) read poems?
Page 294: Warm-Up The photomontage is a visual metaphor—but representing what? Is the woman a victim of the fist or is she the fist? Write a poem about her. Be sure to develop the metaphor from the photomontage in some way.
Page 296: Try This 10.1a Find a word or phrase with a meaning you consider negative, but of which you like the sound. Write a brief paragraph describing the sound. Make up a fantasy meaning for it. For example, “coronary thrombosis” to me suggests drums reverberating through the tops of trees.
Page 296: Try This 10.1b Try writing a line that sounds like an explosion but does not describe an explosion; like a train, but does not mention a train; like a crying baby, but without the baby; like a storm, not about a storm; like tapping fingernails— but look, Ma, no hands.
Page 301: Try This 10.3 Make a quick list of terms that relate to any subject you know well (you can go back and add to it at any time)— kinds of fish or shoes, baseball terms, car parts, fabrics, tools, instruments—whatever falls in your area of expertise. Try to list at least twenty or thirty words. (Look at the example on page 301.) Comb your list for instances of alliteration, consonance, assonance, rhyme, and off-rhyme (near rhyme etc.). Write an ode to the subject of your list, being aware of theses sounds and the patterns that they make.