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“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” ~Galileo
Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute free write. Any AuthorSpeak permission forms? Review exam information. Check for completed Trusting Words and Stanza poems. Share one of your poems with the class. Begin discussion on metaphor in poetry. Discuss overused metaphors. Pick three from the Metaphors sheet to create a fresh metaphor. Read and discuss the Martian poem. Read and discuss examples of metaphor poems by Lucille Clifton. Read and discuss Plath’s poem, Metaphors. HW: Write your own extended metaphor poem, minimum of eight lines. Writer’s Notebooks.
Creative Writing 2,3,4 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute free write. Review exam information. Share completed ballad poems. Work on stress of meter. HW: Writer’s Notebooks.