Category Archives: Examples

2250 Beginnings, middles, ends

Here are two examples for your consideration.

Posted in Examples | Leave a comment

Poems by Hass, Jones, Kooser, and Laux. Also, Russell, Levine, and Willard.

Enjoy. Also, see these for examples of images.

Posted in Examples | Leave a comment

2250 Workshop 29Aug18

Here are a few poems for us to talk about.

Posted in Examples | Leave a comment

Starting fiction

From David Starkey’s excellent Creative Writing, these are some strategies for starting a story.

Posted in Examples | Leave a comment

2250 Figurative language and extended metaphors

First, from David Starkey’s Creative Writing, I.A. Richards coined the terms tenor for the subject to which a metaphor is applied and vehicle for the metaphoric term itself. If we say, to borrow an example from Aristotle’s Rhetoric, that a warrior was … Continue reading

Posted in Examples | Leave a comment

2250 Formal poems

Here are suggestions on starting and examples of villanelles, prose poems, ghazals, pantoums, and the sestina.

Posted in Examples | Leave a comment

2250 Toward iambic pentameter

From Patrick Gillespie’s “PoemShape” site, consider how he moves from a prose paragraph and works it into iambic pentameter lines. Gillespie’s lines are in italics; Plutarch’s aren’t. Here are the prose paragraphs he starts with: Therefore when she was sent unto … Continue reading

Posted in Examples | Leave a comment