the children of immigrants BY LENELLE MOÏSE When I am a toddler, a child, a twee

the children of immigrants BY LENELLE MOÏSE When I am a toddler, a child, a tween, a teen, and a young adult, I am called an ancestral soul, a ti gran moun, a little old person. Adults study me and decide that I am wise beyond my years, mature for my age, emotionally ripe. I… Continue reading the children of immigrants
BY LENELLE MOÏSE
When I am a toddler, a child, a twee

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the children of immigrants BY LENELLE MOÏSE When I am a toddler, a child, a twee

the children of immigrants BY LENELLE MOÏSE When I am a toddler, a child, a tween, a teen, and a young adult, I am called an ancestral soul, a ti gran moun, a little old person. Adults study me and decide that I am wise beyond my years, mature for my age, emotionally ripe. I… Continue reading the children of immigrants
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When I am a toddler, a child, a twee

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It has to be 39 lines.

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… Continue reading It has to be 39 lines.

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Have fun!

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… Continue reading Have fun!

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But the “point” of this assignment is to get you thinking and listening like a poet to your own poems.

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… Continue reading But the “point” of this assignment is to get you thinking and listening like a poet to your own poems.

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Back-slashes may separate each metrical foot.

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:… Continue reading Back-slashes may separate each metrical foot.

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