Poetry

A Sestina

I need you to write me a Sestina poem from scratch. A sestina is a fixed verse form consisting of six stanzas of six lines each, normally followed by a three-line envoi. The words that end each line of the first stanza are used as line endings in each of the following stanzas, rotated in …

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However, you cannot repeat every single word of shakespeare’s.

RULES: 1. This sonnet can be completely original, and can be about whatever topic you choose to write about. Really. 2. You can write your own Shakespearean sonnet, or, if creativity is not your thing, you can always use parts of Shakespeare’s lines and substitute with your own word or phrases. For example, you may …

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Slant Rhyme

In Poem 6, I’d like you to write a poem that incorporates slant rhyme (any or all of the ten mentioned in Drury are up for grabs). You do not have to incorporate meter in this poem, i.e. your poem may be written in free verse. But the rhymes should be end rhymes, not internal …

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Blank Verse Poem

This prompt has three steps. But the “point” of this assignment is to get you thinking and listening like a poet to your own poems. The other, equally important goal is to write the best poem in blank-verse that you can. So please feel free to vary any of these steps to suit your own …

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Hearing Blank Verse

After reading the PDF of Annie Finch’s “The Many Voices of Iambic Pentameter” (pp. 83-119), take note of Finch’s helpful list of expressive variations, which include anapests (two unstressed syllables followed by a stressed syllable: “ta-ta-dum” or “New Or-leans”); trochees (a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable: “dum-ta” or “Bos-ton”); spondees (two stressed syllables: …

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Consider how your perception of her has changed from the first reading assignment versus now, when the poet explains the stakes of the game (the pact between gawain and lord bertilak/his wife) and discuss this in your answer.

Learning Goal: I’m working on a poetry writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn. This short writing of (Gawain and the Green knight) has several questions for you to consider, so pay close attention to the prompt. First of all, I would like you to discuss your opinion of Lady …

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