Crafting Part 2

“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. ~Robert Frost

imageA. Recognize cliches 

B. Written images create mood. Strengthen your images. Here’s how:

C. Listening to music to develop imagery: some practice


  1. Ride of the Valkyries”  
  2. Unfinished Symphony”  
  3. Lark Ascending” 
  4. Moonlight Sonata” 
  5.  “William Tell Overture”

D. Example poem using personification: “Five Things About the Lake.” Notice: character, emotions, likes, dislikes, appearance, possessions, relationship with the external world.

    1.  Poem using personification and noticing what it does and how it shapes the idea.
    2. Write a persona poem/personification poem.
    3. Object poem

E. Expand your understanding of craft: beginnings and endingsline breaks, and poetic closure.

Line breaks and structure.

F. Cutting extra words. Revision work.

G. Optional Try writing a poem showing contrast.

On your own. Choose one:  Imagine prompt, found words, I_am_more_like