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Cw poetry fall11

  1. 1. Creative Writing
  2. 3. You Said
  3. 4. Writers 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. Writers 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. Writers 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. Writers Say <ul><li>“ an extreme emotional passage that runs throughout the human body internally releasing the full extent of one’s true being” (Jose C.) </li></ul>
  7. 8. Types of Poetry <ul><li>Narrative Poetry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>tells a story. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common types of narrative poetry include ballads and epics. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lyric Poetry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>highly musical verse that expresses the emotions of the speaker. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common types are sonnets, odes, free verse and elegies. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dramatic poetry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>verse that relies heavily on dramatic elements such as monologue, or dialogue. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two types of dramatic poetry are dramatic monologue and soliloquy. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 11. You Said
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  12. 19. How will we do these things? <ul><li>Read and discuss examples. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to write our own. </li></ul><ul><li>Use strategies the pros use. </li></ul><ul><li>Stretch ourselves using all sorts of prompts. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice in our journals. </li></ul>
  13. 21. No rules. Be prepared to share. <ul><li>Write a poem about love. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a poem about snow. </li></ul>
  14. 22. Mystery #1 <ul><li>How do poets add multiple layers of meaning to their poems? </li></ul>
  15. 23. Denotation & Connotation <ul><li>The literal meaning of a word. </li></ul><ul><li>What the dictionary says. </li></ul><ul><li>The implied meaning of a word. </li></ul><ul><li>A result of emotional ties to the word. </li></ul><ul><li>May initially be hidden. </li></ul>
  16. 24. The man drank whiskey quietly. <ul><li>Denotation </li></ul><ul><li>Connotation </li></ul><ul><li>A guy drank whiskey and didn’t make much noise. </li></ul><ul><li>The word &quot;quietly,&quot; in association with alcohol, seems to mean &quot;alone.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Intensifying this feeling is the fact that &quot;the man&quot; is anonymous to the reader (he isn't &quot;Jack&quot;), and he is drinking whiskey. </li></ul>
  17. 25. <ul><li>Let’s Practice. </li></ul>
  18. 26. Connotation <ul><li>“ 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). </li></ul>
  19. 27. Homework: <ul><li>Write a list poem (see handout). </li></ul>