Wednesday, October 20, 2010

WRITING POETRY Your Formal Poetry Cheatsheet

Your next assignments (due a week from today)
10/27 will be the formal poem

You get a choice of one (you're welcome to do more of these as we roll along)
Don’t forget these terms, they will help you through the assignment.

Elizabeth Bishop’s

One Art
(a villanelle) Other villanelles:

I Wake to Sleep

Dylan Thomas’
Do Not Go Gentle into that Good NightIf you find the villanelle compelling, but too restrictive, try the pantoum. It has a similar rocking motion to it, but offers a little more variety in the repetition.

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