Creative Writing
You Said
Writers Say “The natural language of all worship” “devil’s wine” “an imitation of imitation” “painting that speaks” “...
Writers Say   “Poems are not language, but the content    of the language” (Mary Oliver).   “It is a kind of possible lo...
Writers Say “Poetry is memorable speech” (W.H.  Auden). “Poems obey no rules and serve no  single purpose; rather they a...
Writers Say   “an extreme emotional passage that    runs throughout the human body    internally releasing the full exten...
Types of Poetry•   Narrative Poetry    • tells a story.    • Common types of narrative poetry include ballads and      epi...
You Said
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How will we do these things? Read and discuss examples. Try to write our own. Use strategies the pros use. Stretch our...
No rules. Be prepared toshare. Write a poem about love. Write a poem about snow.
Mystery #1   How do poets add multiple layers of    meaning to their poems?
Denotation              & Connotation The literal meaning    The implied  of a word.              meaning of a word. Wh...
The man drank whiskey quietly.   A guy drank whiskey and      The word "quietly," in    didn’t make much noise.       as...
Let’s Practice.
Connotation   “Poets gravitate toward words with    strong connotative possibilities because    they are so rich with con...
Homework:   Write a list poem (see handout).
Cw poetry spring12
Cw poetry spring12
Cw poetry spring12
Cw poetry spring12
Cw poetry spring12
Cw poetry spring12
Cw poetry spring12
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Cw poetry spring12

  1. 1. Creative Writing
  2. 2. You Said
  3. 3. Writers Say “The natural language of all worship” “devil’s wine” “an imitation of imitation” “painting that speaks” “a criticism of life” “a way of taking life by the throat” “an escape from emotion” “the antithesis of science”
  4. 4. Writers Say “Poems are not language, but the content of the language” (Mary Oliver). “It is a kind of possible love affair between something like the heart (that courageous but also shy factor of emotion) and the learned skills of the conscious mind” (Mary Oliver). “Poetry is a river; many voices travel in it; poem after poem moves along in the exciting crests and falls of the river waves” (Mary Oliver).
  5. 5. Writers Say “Poetry is memorable speech” (W.H. Auden). “Poems obey no rules and serve no single purpose; rather they adapt to the distinct needs of specific times and individual poets… Any definition we formulate precludes others and imprisons us prematurely in a partial understanding of poetry” (Carol Burke and Molly Best Tinsley).
  6. 6. Writers Say “an extreme emotional passage that runs throughout the human body internally releasing the full extent of one’s true being” (Jose C.)
  7. 7. Types of Poetry• Narrative Poetry • tells a story. • Common types of narrative poetry include ballads and epics.• Lyric Poetry • highly musical verse that expresses the emotions of the speaker. • Common types are sonnets, odes, free verse and elegies.• Dramatic poetry • verse that relies heavily on dramatic elements such as monologue, or dialogue. • Two types of dramatic poetry are dramatic monologue and soliloquy.
  8. 8. You Said
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  11. 11. How will we do these things? Read and discuss examples. Try to write our own. Use strategies the pros use. Stretch ourselves using all sorts of prompts. Practice in our journals.
  12. 12. No rules. Be prepared toshare. Write a poem about love. Write a poem about snow.
  13. 13. Mystery #1 How do poets add multiple layers of meaning to their poems?
  14. 14. Denotation & Connotation The literal meaning  The implied of a word. meaning of a word. What the dictionary  A result of emotional says. ties to the word.  May initially be hidden.
  15. 15. The man drank whiskey quietly. A guy drank whiskey and  The word "quietly," in didn’t make much noise. association with alcohol, seems to mean "alone.“  Intensifying this feeling is the fact that "the man" is anonymous to the reader (he isnt "Jack"), and he is drinking whiskey.Denotation Connotation
  16. 16. Let’s Practice.
  17. 17. Connotation “Poets gravitate toward words with strong connotative possibilities because they are so rich with connotative possibility, like leaves falling in autumn (graceful and beautiful, but signifying a kind of death)” (virtuaLit).
  18. 18. Homework: Write a list poem (see handout).

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