Creative Writing 4 – coursefighter.com
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1. choose a prompt, write your response, post your work, telling me which prompt you chose, and writing a brief “defense” — something about why you chose that prompt, what challenges you encountered, what the process was like, what insights you gained, etc. Then, I will comment on your work; you will then reply to my comment by focusing briefly on one or more specific aspects of craft; finally, I will enter a grade.
4.3: The Year of My Birth (prompt chosen)
Read this poem called “Nineteen Thirty-Eight” by former Poet Laureate Charles Simic (Links to an external site.):
Then, do research into the events of your own birth year, or someone else’s; the events can be what was in the news at the time, or what is typically considered history; but you can also play around with the ideas of “importance,” “history,” or “news.” You can use a simple list structure, but see how a sense of form arises from the aleatory nature of finding facts in isolation or in different contexts.
2. After readings some of the Web Links, Suggested Readings, or Lectures (from any week or the supplements), write your report here. Remember to write at least 100 words.