Six Word Short StoryTHINK-PAIR-SHARE:1.What is the backstory?2.What emotions do youassociate with yourback story?
Clarity Through BrevityThe six word short storyemphasizes the conceptsof:1. precise word choice2. conciseness
(Some of) Your Examples: Go for gold, not for silver. Ran home. Never came out again. Gave what I wished I had. I was wearing camo snuggie. Words in my mind, but unspoken. Rocketing through the sky toward earth. Scheduled weekdays, but free on weekends. Doc said, “She’s not the same.” Three people make one human centipede. My music tells my life story. Bottled wooden ship, longing for waves. Music loud, shut off from Earth. It is not easy being cheesy. My thoughts consume me like flames. Escaped my reality, discovered my mind.
Do Now: Write a six wordshort story ormemoir on a scratchpiece of paper withyour name. It needs to…1. Utilize completesentences.2. Apply preciseword choice.3. Be concise. For more, searchImage credit: advertisingelyse via flickrMine?FOLLOWED MYHEART, N
What is Imagism Not? Poetry before imagism wascalled “genteel.” It was very well-behaved andnon-threatening, avoidingcontroversial and realisticsubject matter. Imagism is a reaction againstgenteel poetry.
What is Imagism? Imagism is a literarymovement founded inthe early 1900s by EzraPound and other poets. During the Modernera, writers broke fromtradition by coming up withexperimental writingtechniques like imagism.
What is Imagism? Through a clean presentation of animage, imagists hoped to freeze asingle moment in time and tocapture the emotions of thatmoment. Imagist poems express the essenceof a person, incident, or objectwithout providing explanations. These writers were heavilyinfluenced by Japanese poetry.
The First Imagist PoemThe apparition of thesefaces in the crowd;Petals on a wet, black
The First Imagist PoemTHINK-PAIR-SHARE:1. In the poem, what specific moment isfrozen in time?2. Underline the words/phrases that helpestablish the moment concretely.(This is imagery.)3. Imagine a backstory for this specificmoment. What is it?4. What emotions are associated withthe moment? (This is the mood.)
Fitzgerald and Imagism “Unlike Gatsby and Tom Buchanan, Ihad no girl whose disembodied facefloated along the dark cornices andblinding signs, and so I drew up thegirl beside me, tightening my arms”(80). “A new world, material without beingreal, where poor ghosts, breathingdreams like air, drifted fortuitouslyabout…like that ashen, fantasticfigure gliding toward him through theF. Scott Fitzgerald used imagism throughout The GreatGatsby.
Eliot and Imagism “And I have known the arms already, known themall—Arms that are braceleted and white and bare[But in the lamplight, downed with light brown hair!]“ “I should have been a pair of ragged clawsScuttling across the floors of silent seas.” “We have lingered in the chambers of the seaBy sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brownTill human voices wake us, and we drown.”T.S. Eliot used imagism throughout “TheLove Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.”
Do Now: Read through the rest of the imagist poems onyour handout. Pick two poems that you’d like to work withfurther. On the back side of the handout, answer thefollowing questions in complete sentences:1. In the poem, what specific moment is frozen intime?2. Make a list of words and phrases that helpestablish the moment concretely. (This is imagery.)3. Imagine a backstory for this specific moment andwrite it out in a few sentences.4. What emotions are associated with the moment?
Extra Credit Opportunity (25 points) Instructions: take a favorite line of poetry andcreate a photographic image like the ones below.E-mail me your picture at email@example.com.Make sure you include the poem title and author. Deadline: the day of your final exam Requirements: thoughtfulness, creativity, polishedeffort