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1 Creative Writing Week One 8 May 2015

2 Alice Y. Chang #5127

3 Introduction Reading materials: Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, William Shakespeare, John Keats, P. B. Shelley, William Blake, and John Donne Writing Practice: a sonnet, an ode, a short poem, a free verse, and a narrative poem Course website:

4 Grading policy: Attendance 36% Five poems (drafts included) 44% recitation and other following- up activities 20%

5 Brainstorming! What Is “Creative?” (creation, creature, and the like) What Is “Poetic?” (poem, poet, poetry)  Please jot down some words (ten or twenty words) which you might associate with the adjectives creative and poetic.

6 creative artistic, clever, cool, demiurgic, fertile, formative, gifted, ingenious, innovational, innovative, innovatory, inspired, inventive, original, originative, productive, prolific, stimulating, visionary, beautiful, aesthetic, cultivated, cultured, decorative, dramatic, elegant, exquisite, fine, graceful, grand, harmonious, ideal, imaginative, musical, ornamental, pictorial, picturesque, pleasing, poetic, refined, rhythmical, satisfying, sensitive, stimulating, stylish, sublime, tasteful

7 Poetic beautiful, dactylic, dramatic, elegiac, epic, epical, iambic, idyllic, imaginative, lyric, lyrical, melodious, metrical, rhythmical, romantic, songlike, tuneful

8 Language speaks you! To build a bridge between you and language. To construct a way to explore your life. To approach a felicitous life. To know yourself. More...

9 Books in CGU Library Robert Frost : A Collection of Critical Essays / edited by James M. Cox. Cox, James M. The Cambridge companion to Robert Frost / edited by Robert Faggen. Faggen, Robert. > / 羅伯. 佛洛斯特文 ; 蘇珊. 傑佛斯圖 ; 余光中譯.

10 Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year.

11 2 He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if there is some mistake. The only other sound's the sweep Of easy wind and downy flake. The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if there is some mistake. The only other sound's the sweep Of easy wind and downy flake. The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.

12 The Road Not Taken Robert Frost Robert Frost 1. Listen to the poem  ?45442B7C000C07030D76 ?45442B7C000C07030D76 2. Read it again and again. 3. Give your comments or response. 4. Share your ideas with classmates.

13 1 Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;

14 2 Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same,

15 3 And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back.

16 4 I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I– I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

17 Choice and Judgment A Thematic Approach

18 Homework 1. a picture to show the relationship between image, imagination, imaginative, and magic 2. Read more by/about Robert Frost 3. Poetry is sunshine / ____________/ poems are rain-drops, / __________ 4. edit notes (written in class) 5. Write the entire poem and find out the poet’s name...


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