A Day in the Life of Anything or The Autobiography of Anything
Everything has a story.
Think of some everyday objects. (Sorry, it must be inanimateno animals)
Piece of Paper
Assignment: Writing about a first
Before you begin, read The first day by Edward P. Jones. Please see attachment .doc on eboard.
Write about a first yours or that of someone else, but please write in the first person point of view. First
haircut. First a
For this assignment exercise, you will choose several settings and write opening descriptions that
inform the reader when and where the action is taking place.
You must choose three from the following prompts and also create
Five Senses Poem
Choose any concept or idea-an emotion like love, hate, greed, jealousy; a quality like
honesty, generosity, sincerity, insincerity; or a term like war, science, justice, injustice. Then
apply the following formula to create a five-sense p
minimum of 2 required for your portfolio
#1 Haiku-create a traditional Haiku (remember, your
Haiku must deal with nature)-your submission
A tercet is simply a 3 line stanza. A stanza is a poetic paragraph (verse) that encompasses a
1. Write a 3 stanza poem using tercets; your rhyme scheme will be a terza rima,
aba bcb cdc.
Assignment: Write 2 acrostic poems using your name. Create an acrostic for your first name to
be used as your first poem in your portfolio, then create an acrostic for your last name to be
used as the last poem in your portfolio.
What are a
Writing a diamante poem
Diamante: A seven-line poem that takes the shape of a diamond.
Roaring, snarling, prowling
Bleating, leaping, grazing
A Poem of Opposites: Diamantes are poems about
A Sip of Memory
It is made of metal and is coated with an enamel finish. The enamel is white
with spatterings of deep blue. In some places, the enamel has chipped off or has worn
away. Rust has set in on the exposed metal. The handle is on