In the Anderson text, on PoetryFoundation.org, http://www.poetryfoundation.org/browse/ and in the course module which you read last week, you will find several examples of different forms of poems: sonnets of fourteen lines, haiku of 17 syllables, villanelles with a set rhyme scheme — and so on.
Pick one of these forms and write a draft of a poem — a rough draft — to get you writing inside of a formal structure. Structure can be difficult, but it is also a way to help you get started; you can fill in the blanks rather than have to entirely inspired by something new. Make sure to identify the type of poetic form you selected.
- You can pick either style listed below:
- sonnets of fourteen lines, haiku of 17 syllables, villanelles with a set rhyme scheme