Thursday, 2/11 After some pre-writing in journals, we discussed the intersection between imagery and figurative language, returning to some of the poems in Burroway’s ch. 1. Then students worked through an exercise that asked them to create their own poem from the model of “Poetry Should Ride the Bus” by Lucile Clifton, where they were to practice personification of poetry through some of their own common, everyday activities. Homework: do some writing over the long weekend; complete an exercise from today you didn’t get to or extend some that you did, or continue work on your “Poetry Rides the Bus” exercise.
This class will be an opportunity for you to express yourself creatively through writing. You will get a chance to try many different genres of writing and practice the writing process. You will get to help others improve their writing, and the favor will be returned to you with your own writing. By the end of the class, you will develop a portfolio of your best, most polished work.