Blog 6 – Red tulle

CREATIVE: Take a line from either Lowell or Frost and build your own poem trying, where possible, to imitate the style of the poet chosen. Line taken from Robert Lowell’s “The Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket”, part VI. Our Lady of Walsingham   Like the scent of a summer forest, you caress me Like the eye […]

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Blog 4 – Dual entry

CREATIVE: Imagine you are hitching a ride with Huck and Jim. Write a paragraph describing the setting and the atmosphere of what it is like to be with these two runaways. I never thought of myself as lucky. I guess someone like me could never have a chance of being lucky. My parents loved me, […]

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Blog 3 – Loud

CREATIVE: Write a poem in the style of Emily Dickinson beginning with any of the following opening lines: A Bird, came down the Walk…. A Bird, came down the Walk I wonder – Fly away, fly high, through the Sky and Bathe in the cloud Why walk when you can soar so loud I wonder […]

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Blog 2 – Her

CREATIVE: Write a paragraph beginning with Emerson’s line “In the woods too, a man casts off his years… In the woods is perpetual youth.” (Nature Chapter 1) In the woods too, a man casts off his years… In the woods is perpetual youth. In the woods is freedom. Freedom from judgement, freedom from expectations, freedom from my […]

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Blog 1 – Summer peaches

GENERAL Create your own topic on any aspect of the literature we have been exploring over the last two weeks. Where possible try to link it to your own personal experience.  My experience with American Writing is that it is easily misunderstood. It is usually interpreted through the American Dream ideal lense. It is more […]

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