Sensing Poetry directions

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Sensing Poetry At this station you see 3 brown lunch bags labeled “Taste,” “Touch,” and “Smell.” I know it sounds weird but…do what the bag says. Try to do it without seeing what’s in the bag at first. Really examine the contents of the bag with the designated sense—does it bring back any memories? Does it remind you of something? How does it make you feel? How does it make your tongue/nose/hand feel? Can you compare the smell, taste, or touch to anything (this means similes & metaphors…not a requirement, but this is a good station to try them out.) After you’ve used one of your senses to experience the contents of the bag, start writing! You can write about whatever you want, but your goal is to really capture your experience with the contents of the bag in description
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Unformatted text preview: that appeals to the designated sense. After you’ve done what the bag says, you can go ahead and look inside if you want to; however, sometimes it might be easier to write a poem with sensory description if all you have to focus on is the sense itself, so you might consider waiting until you’ve finished your poem before you find out what’s inside the bag. You will have 10 minutes to write your poem. The purpose of this station is to practice using the 3 of the 5 senses that I think people generally forget about when writing poetry. It’s so easy to focus on what you see and hear. This gives you the opportunity to focus on one specific sense and describe an object in as much sensory detail as possible....
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course LIT 341 taught by Professor Lisle during the Fall '10 term at Grand Valley State.

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