The Original Invitation from This I Believe, a regular feature on National Public Radio which began in the
1950s and was recently revived.
This invites you to make a very great contribution: nothing less than a statement of your personal beliefs, of the v
Creative Writing Prompts
1) Write a poem about one or all of the four seasons. (Some ideas for brainstorming: What does
the season look, feel, smell like? What memories do you associate with that season?).
2) Write a poem u
Blank Verse Poetry
Types of poems - how to write blank verse
Blank verse is unrhymed poetry written in a regular meter, usually iambic pentameter. Iambic
pentameter is a rhythm that sounds like: bah-BAH bah-BAH bah-BAH bah-BAH bah-BAH.
Types of poems - how to write a sestina
A sestina is a poem with 39 lines. The final words of the first six lines are repeated in the other
lines, in a specific pattern. For an example of a sestina, look for Elizabeth Bishop
Types of poems - how to write an acrostic poem
An acrostic poem is one where the first letters of the lines spell out a word or words if you read
them vertically. For example, here is an acrostic poem by Edgar Allan Poe. Yo
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Letter to Yourself
Letter to yourself right now:
what is good in your life, and where are your struggles right
advice, wisdom, lessons learned along the way; what you
live for, whats significant to you;
your hopes, dreams;
friends you neve
I Was Born
20pt. Writing Piece
Write about one of or both of your parents and what you
think his/her/their perspective on you might be. Start with "I
was born . . . " Make this an in-depth, thorough writing,
including anything you can imagine.
Biggest Moment of
Write about your biggest moment(s) of awesomeness in your
life. What happened, how did you feel and why? Did other
people have anything to do with how great the moment was?