Poetry checklist

Poetry checklist - CRW 203.80 HELP! When writing a poem,...

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CRW 203.80 HELP!!! When writing a poem, try to look for the following for help: 1. Association.  Is the poet telling you too much?  Is there a way to create  images that allow for us to associate and “get” what the poet is saying with  less of a straightforward explanation? 2. Images.  Is the poet using interesting images?  Too many?  Too few?  Too  cliché’?  Too obscure?  You want to use images to enhance what you’re  saying in the poem, as we saw in Shed, Alzheimer’s, Red Dress, etc.   and  you want the poems to be descriptive, detailed, and fresh in their imagery.  It is possible to do any or all of the above mentioned “don’ts” in poetry.  So…watch for them! 3. Details.  Is the poet specific, concrete, descriptive, detailed—or do you  feel yourself wandering around in the abstract land of the supposed  poetics?    You want active verbs, nice, full descriptions and details in or 
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course CRW 203 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at West Chester.

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Poetry checklist - CRW 203.80 HELP! When writing a poem,...

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