Creative Writing
 
Your Words <ul><li>Go ahead. Take a few minutes. Define poetry.  </li></ul>
They Say <ul><li>“The natural language of all worship” </li></ul><ul><li>“devil’s wine”  </li></ul><ul><li>“an imitation o...
They Say <ul><li>“ Poems are not language, but the content of the language” (Mary Oliver).  </li></ul><ul><li>“ It is a ki...
They Say <ul><li>“ Poetry is memorable speech” (W.H. Auden). </li></ul><ul><li>“ Poems obey no rules and serve no single p...
I can’t define it.
Poetry Packet #1 <ul><li>With your partner, please read your poem and answer the following of each piece:  </li></ul><ul><...
Discussion: <ul><li>What makes a poem interesting? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the criteria of a “good” poem? </li></ul>
Homework: <ul><li>List  the objects in your bedroom or living room.  </li></ul><ul><li>Write a poem describing them and te...
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Cw Poetry

  1. 1. Creative Writing
  2. 3. Your Words <ul><li>Go ahead. Take a few minutes. Define poetry. </li></ul>
  3. 4. They Say <ul><li>“The natural language of all worship” </li></ul><ul><li>“devil’s wine” </li></ul><ul><li>“an imitation of imitation” </li></ul><ul><li>“painting that speaks” </li></ul><ul><li>“a criticism of life” </li></ul><ul><li>“a way of taking life by the throat” </li></ul><ul><li>“an escape from emotion” </li></ul><ul><li>“the antithesis of science” </li></ul>
  4. 5. They Say <ul><li>“ Poems are not language, but the content of the language” (Mary Oliver). </li></ul><ul><li>“ 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). </li></ul><ul><li>“ 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). </li></ul>
  5. 6. They Say <ul><li>“ Poetry is memorable speech” (W.H. Auden). </li></ul><ul><li>“ 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). </li></ul>
  6. 7. I can’t define it.
  7. 8. Poetry Packet #1 <ul><li>With your partner, please read your poem and answer the following of each piece: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is interesting about this poem? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What makes this poem unique? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be prepared to read your poem and answer the questions. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Discussion: <ul><li>What makes a poem interesting? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the criteria of a “good” poem? </li></ul>
  9. 10. Homework: <ul><li>List the objects in your bedroom or living room. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a poem describing them and telling a little of their—and your– history. </li></ul>

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