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DIGITAL POETRY

FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE

When writing poetry, it is possible to create imagery, or pictures by your choice of words. This is both easy and very effect. When you use figurative/descriptive language including metaphors and similes, the reader automatically sees pictures of the things being compared.

 

Read these directions carefully. You are about to create your first “digital poem”.

  1. Open imovie to see the images you have recorded.
  2. Open digital poetry document from the server.
  3. Use these digital images as your inspiration and begin to brainstorm thoughts and words on the left side of this sheet (side A).
  4. Write a first draft of your poem on the right side of sheet (side b).

 

SIDE A – BRAINSTORM

 

BRAINSTORM A LIST OF DESCRIPTIVE WORDS

pig skin

pimples

ripples

white lace

milk chocolate brown

fairy white

the grand seal

the grand canyon of seams

oblong

huggable

bloated

 

 

WRITE A FEW METAPHORS ABOUT YOUR OBJECT

a football is devotion

Football is strength

 

WRITE A FEW SIMILES

moves like a swift bird

feels like a reptile

solid like a rock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIDE B – POEM

 

Pig skin pimples massage his hand

Lengthy fingers surround fairy white lace.

 

The feel of the ball a reptile.

The grand seal of the NFL screams for respect.

 

A football is devotion

 

The oblong shape finally released

from the jail of hands.

The huggable yet bloated aerodynamic rocket moves, a swift bird through the crisp evening air.

 

A football is strength

 

Seams forming giant canyons meet gentle hands of its target. 

The solid feel, a rock

is a welcome yet expected sense.

 

A Football is love.

 

 

 

 

COMING UP: Create a “storyboard” to accompany your poem.