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Poetry Prompts

Monday Poetry Prompt

This week’s prompt: “all of life is a story” (after Joseph Campbell)

Make up a story (or your own fantastical life-story), give it an arc, a beginning, middle and end; think about a moral for the story.

  1. The try it in different poetic forms: prose poem, ballad, epic poem (those allow for longwinded story telling).
  2. Then try it in short condensed forms 1/2 page free verse, sonnet, rhyming hymn poem.
  3. Become aware of the effect that form has on a topic.
  4. Pick your favorite form.

Happy Writing!




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