Drawing Pictures With Words

Plath, Sylvia
April 2004
Literary Cavalcade;Apr2004, Vol. 56 Issue 7, p30
The article provides tips for developing literary skills. Poets are masters of image, drawing vivid scenes in as little as two words. The author shows technique for creating a nice poem. One must read excerpt once through without reading the notes. Then read it again with the notes. Think about method for writing a similar passage. One should use the notes and writing prompts at the end to get started. The author suggests that the first stanza must be created as the opening scene of a play. While the second stanza should use new images to describe the scene. To create a simile of metaphor one need to make a comparison.


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