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Rhyme Crimes

Description: This workshop’s goals are three fold.

The first will be to expose the participant to the wide array of rhyme types available to the poet beyond that known as “proper rhyme” (which will be described fully in the workshop’s first essay). Each day of the first two weeks I will introduce and describe one of the more esoteric rhyme types for discussion in preparation for part three.

Fri, 06/01/2012 to Sun, 07/01/2012


Description:First we'll discuss the difference between prose and poetry.We will then all write 3-4 paragraphs of simple prose. Each paragraph will have maximum of 5 lines. Can be on any subject. After all prose is submitted I'll pick which writer will use which prose post. He/she then will turn the assigned prose into a poem. May pick whatever type poetry you prefer. Poems will be posted on stream and open for comment.

Sat, 04/21/2012 to Sat, 05/05/2012

Working With Meter in Poetry

Program description/goal:

Description: Grasping basic METER in poetry and verse

Leader: Barbara Writes
Moderator(s): Jess Tapper, Wesley Snow

Objectives: Write a short poem using IAMBIC PENTAMETER in English poetry.
In the end, absolute beginners should be more adept with METER in poetry and verse.

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter: What is METER, IAMBIC, TROCHAIC, and PENTAMETER?

Tue, 03/20/2012 to Fri, 04/20/2012

IMAGERY IN POETRY (for everyone)

Description: A workshop exploring the different types of and uses of imagery

Leader: Stan Holliday (scribbler)

Objectives: To get used to using all types imagery effectively

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter:
We will define, discuss and use all types imagery

Fri, 03/09/2012

Assonance and consonance

Description: We will examine the poetic devices of assonance and consonance

Leader: Weirdelf

Objectives: To learn to use assonance and consonance in the context of free or structured verse

Level of expertise: Shark Pool, theoretically, but anyone interested will be able to grasp the concepts, probably more easily than meter.

Subject matter: We will define the terms in discussion then each attempt to write a really good poem using elements of both assonance and consonance avoiding alliteration where possible.

Thu, 03/08/2012

Storytelling in Verse

Description: To explore and use the 4 most common story structure components.

Leader: Wesley

Objectives: To write a narrative or dramatic poem of moderate size.

Level of expertise: Open to all

Sat, 02/04/2012 to Sun, 03/04/2012

Working With Titles

Description: Working With Titles

In this exercise, each participant is to write a list 5 titles for a poem and post them here. After you've written your list of titles, pick the one you want as a title for your poem, then choose 4 of other people's suggestions to incorporate in your poem.

All poems should be posted to the "Working With Titles" workshop.

Mon, 01/30/2012 to Mon, 02/27/2012

More Meter


Leader: Jess (weirdelf)
Moderator(s): Beauregard, Geezer, Wesley Snow

Objectives: To get meter inside our heads and make it easy.

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter:
More Meter

In the last meter workshop we compared iambic meter with trochaic and had a quick look at anapaestic. This time we will start with a discussion on meter and each participant's experience/knowledge of it. The workshop activities will be tailored to each persons needs and development.

Wed, 01/11/2012

Test Workshop

Test. Test edit

Tue, 12/27/2011

Brainstorming Poetry

Write poetry with the aid of brainstorming and discussion with others

Leader: Lou
Co-leader. Scribbler

To create poems using brain storming method and as a source for original ideas, and to have fun writing.

Level of expertise: Splash Pool

Subject matter:

All workshop chat room sessions 3.00pm - 5.00pm New York time 8.00- 10.00pm GMT

Sunday 4th December. Brainstorm themes - come up with at least 10 / Brainstorm styles

Sun, 12/04/2011 to Sun, 12/18/2011


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