WR 242 Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry ♦ crn 13787
03:15pm-05:05 TTH        Jane Thielsen       BEND   LIB0023        WINTER 2018

--To list of  Prose  Assignments, etc. and Poems in Sequential Order

wk class Activity in class Assignment for the next class
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1/9

Introductions, Class site,   Starting notes , etc.; Broumas poem "Sometimes..."poem in-class.  OPT. for "desert" poem write one; or list elements about "desert"--define, personally,5 senses,  scientifically, "Start The Power of the Word, "The Simple Acts of Life" From the in-class pre-writing, play with "Sometimes..." poem OR write one about "desert" - and bring printout of a favorite poem from literature. Also explain why you like it--handwriting on the printout is fine to identify your favorite line, meaning, sound, etc.
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1/11
 On favorite poem printout, try the analyzing form--discuss.  more of The Simple Acts of Life (19:20, 32:20) read discuss  Booth poem and "desert" poem-- Read and respond for A1  to Booth poem and commentary ( MLA Template for prose response/writing ). Write a rough draft of a dream-poem (or desert poem)  P1  and bring it for next class
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 Anal/edit draft of P1  discuss  Booth poem  A1 read Color of Saying "finish"  P1  for a 4-part "packet"= final version, early draft, completed  editing form & process in that order, stapled.

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 1/18

Turn in  P1- turn in A1  Template for prose writing
Writing exercise: "Water seeks its own level" or "What hurts us, heals us."
 For next class, find/make/glean a poem from The Man to Send Rain Clouds or Island = Poem  (P2- bring draft for editing to next class.
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 1/23

 Analyzing Poems on draft P2   watch-Stafford Centennial video | read Stafford essay ("finish"  P2 , edit & process for turn in)  Write a response to Stafford essay= A2 using Template for prose response/writing

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1/25

discuss and hand in  A2  and introduce Folklife material, i.e. poems about daily life. The Ballad
-notes on Epic and Oral/Performance Tradition | Performance Poetry | def. of Slam Poetry | SlamPoem  | Western folk life commentary: Ford & Morthland | Hasselstrom | folk ballad e.g. Service
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turn in  P2 in 4-part packet
To prepare for guest: Clint Surplus on Cowboy Poetry:
 Read Western folk life commentaries:
 
Ford & Morthland |  Hasselstrom and for
 A3 using Template for prose response/writing  discuss how Cowboy poetry is an example of traditional narrative, ballad, oral folk life poetry, including how humor/irony are used. For  P3  Write a draft of a folk life, slam or cowboy poem. 
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1/30
 Guest poet- Analyzing Poems on P3 ; discuss and turn in assignment  review
Turn in A3
Finish P3 and process

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2/1

and Technicians of the Sacred,  Rothenberg poems1 & Rothenberg2  and Joy Harjo | features of OE | beginnings of OE poetry
-turn in  P3 in 4-part packet
 for A4  using Template for prose : (1) explore the term "primitive" [see extended denotative example] How in your view might this "primitive" writing and perception inform/influence our perception and writing? Cite as needed-- write a poem P4   about the natural world or some human experience based on characteristics (YOU identify) of indigenous/ "primitive" poems
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2/6

Analyzing Poems P4 and turn in A4 - discuss key literary terms assonance, consonance, alliteration, trope, slant rhyme, device,  meter, conceit-- Discuss affects of rhyme and meter | common Eng. 7 | meter def.2 | youtube on rhythm finish P4 packet and review links

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2/8  

Turn in -P4 | -- review Villanelle | e.g. of pattern
discuss links for the literary terms: assonance, consonance, alliteration, trope, slant rhyme, device,  meter, conceit-- 
 A5 define and give at least one example of each of these literary terms: assonance, consonance, alliteration, trope, slant rhyme, device,  meter, conceit-- -write a poem  P5 about an epiphany (in any form including a Villanelle)  
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 2/13

  Analyzing Poems  on P5   turn in A5 conceit eg read and discuss mixing imagery, diction/ fine meaning, musical values of- Tarantella | aloud , Kubla Khan | aloudPied Beauty | aloud , Ars Poetica | aloud FYI more on line endings--finish P5

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2/15

Turn in P5 -review the Sonnet - English | out loud | On Sonnets youtube-- go over  scansion OWL | meter, | youtube on all this... review scansion exercise  A6 opt. Write a sonnet P6-
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2/20

Do scansion/ A6  in class  & Analyzing Poems on draft  P6   more on the sonnet | discuss value of "forms." Pinsky | Forms and Meanings youtube | Form in Poetry youtube finish P6   

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2/22

 intro. to discuss open form | open form notes  free verse def. | free verse e.g. | Carver - Gallagher |  more Carver | - P7  Write an open form poem and for  A7  respond  to one of Carver's poems as an e.g. of the "open/free form; Id. features, qualities, etc.
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2/27

turn in  A7  (opt) Analyzing Poems  on  P7  open form ||-- Kumin | Hey | Hass | Wright finish - P7 open form poem and A7  

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3/1/

turn in  P7  Cedering  | The  Prose Poem | Hass interview | Edson poem |Crawford/McGookey discuss  A8 and Guides for Conventions of Literary Analysis & Guide to a LitAnalysis as practice for the final paper Do: A8 respond w/Template  500-750 wds (w/thesis + cites) to these 3: the Prose Poem commentary, McGookey and Hass commentaries as ways of thinking about  the prose poem. Bring in a typed draft next class for feedback or questions | Write draft of a prose poem  P8  for peer edit.
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3/6

  Analyzing Poems on  P8 ; -"Literal" "Literality"-- Francis "In the Waiting Room" "The Map" "One Art" | Rice Poems/Essay | Booth poem  revise P8 and process, finish A8/A9 (will count as 2 assignments).

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3/8

turn in P8  and  A8 read and discuss "Persona"  read  exercise/examples of persona poems, example: Patricia Smith--"Medussa" Cedering (...Snake Woman) & Dramatic monlogue/Lyric  -- notes on Lyric, Narrative, Drama poems  as e.g. of  Dramatic monlogue/Lyric  --Haiku how-to  & Haiku ,Haibun write about "a childhood memory" OR "something that has not yet happened" Use literality in aas a Persona P9  Explore your thinking of writing in a Persona  A10
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3/13

turn in A9  | Analyzing Poems  on P9   - Haiku ex., | Haiku how-to  & Haiku ,Haibun or Tanka 
 Public Reading for final
finish P9   A10 In your view, what are the most powerful characteristics of ONE of these Japanese forms the Haiku, Tanka  orCite examples as needed. 

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3/15

Turn in P9 AND PORTFOLIO DUE at final time by [ Literary Analysis | OWL on Poetry Analysis ]of one of the poems encountered in the class -- 3-5 pages in standard MLA style, cited as needed. last poem: Haiku how-to  & Haiku , Haibun or Tanka  an Asian form P10 Prepare for FINAL presentation, traditional reading or slam/rap, collect portfolio of poems w/Final paper: [ Literary Analysis | OWL on Poetry Analysis ]of one of the poems or craft essays encountered in the class -- 3-5 pages in standard MLA style, cited as needed.
For the portfolio, finalize an Asian form P10

     Three Part FINAL
1.  Public Presentationof 30Public reading in lower level of student center near TV lounge. Choose  two OR THREE poems students developed for the class. A brief introduction to the poem is optional, but useful. 
2. Portfolio TO BE TURNED IN BY FINALS TIME: 6PM ( in a paper, 3-prong  pocket folder ONLY) with:
     ♦ collection title, author and any artwork on the cover
     ♦ a process writing that reflects the student's experience of this class. It should be placed either as a Preface or an After-words to the collection.
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10 poems written for the class. Please use a plain 3 prong paper folder (NO plastic folders, binders, etc.) Each poem should be on its own page, single spaced, titled, with writer's full name and copyright symbol, 2-5 spaces below poem (or in footer)--Please omit MLA course data in left corner of pages. Printer's ornaments, lines or borders can be used in moderation and in black ink (no "art" fonts). Portfolio should also include
      ♦ all the short assignments, the graded versions with my marks.
 3.  ♦ Literary Analysis (Crit) paper of one poem or craft essay covered in class. This literary criticism essay should include not only the basics of analysis, but the student's own personal response to the poem/issue, 3-5 pages in standard MLA style, evidence and examples cited as needed. Sub-heads in MLA are fine to use and of course, MLA bibliography that includes the citation for the material being considered and any other outside sources. Please consult these guides as needed:  Literary Analysis WISC.edu, | OWL on Poetry Analysis | Conventions of Literary Analysis & Guide to a LitAnalysis  
Example from a WR242 student and other Lit.Crit. Papers--not all MLA, but ours should be: "Bronte..." | Hillman | Lyric Image | Metaphor
 
                                                    ♦ All Assignments in order as below.

                   ♦ Materials can be claimed by contacting me by email after the first week of the following term. ♦

A# Assignment poem# focus of poem to write 
A1 printout of favorite poem and analysis with
 Poetry Analysis/editing Handout & Booth poem
P1 Dream/desert poem
A2
using Template for prose response/writing  as needed respond/comment on Stafford essay
P2 glean a poem from The Man to Send Rain Clouds or Island
A3 In MLA, comment on the features and tradition of performance poetry, western folk-life or slam/-(Include citing from commentaries as needed) specifically respond to folk-life poetry & Ford & Morthland | Hasselstrom P3 Write a folk-life ballad, (traditional, cowboy or current "slam,
A4 In MLA respond to Technicians of the Sacred, Rothenberg, editor. via these focuses: In your view, (restate the question...) (1) define "primitive" (etymologically, denotatively and connotatively--Please look up these terms, if needed!) How might this "primitive" writing inform/influence ours? Cite as needed P4 Write a Primitive poem about he natural world or some human experience based on  characteristics (YOU identify) of indigenous/ "primitive" poems,

A5 Literary terms definitions P5 write about an epiphany Villanelle (or any form)
A6 scansion exercise P6  write about a loss  write a Sonnet
A7 respond  to one of Carver's poems as e.g. of the "open/free form." n MLA format analyze/ respond to examples/ commentary Prose Poem P7 write an Open Form poem
A8/A9    500-750 wds (w/thesis + cites) to these 3: the Prose Poem commentary, McGookey and Hass commentaries as ways of thinking about  the prose poem. P8 write a Prose Poem-- about a myth (create your own or base your writing on a classic one) or the origin of something using literal description/ observations
A10  discuss using Persona P9 write a Persona poem "a childhood memory" OR "something that has not yet happened" as a monologue /letter or lyric, via persona
  In your view, what are the most powerful characteristics of one of these Japanese forms the Haiku, Tanka  or Haibun. Cite examples as needed. (250-300wds MLA...) P10 write a Haiku, Tanka  or Haibun