HW12G due 2/6: Handouts and Six Words

1. Print out the following, put them in a folder and have them with you everyday in class!

2. Six Word Poem/Story

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Tonight, you will write the first draft of your six word poem/story. Consider each word and consider the story you want to communicate through those six words.  In the example above (attributed to Hemingway) there is great depth to that narrative. Imagine the joy, the anticipation, the inspiration, the anxiety, the tragedy, the despair behind those words… All of that and more communicated through six words. Be scrupulous in your selection of words, be thoughtful in your arrangement, be authentic in holistic composition.

3. By Monday, please have your dedicated notebook/journal for this class. I do not want binders…

4. The three rules of Poetry Seminar:

  • Take your time
  • Don’t be afraid
  • Always have a notebook with you (Fry)
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