Ms. Barrett'sHome Page 2019-2020MY EMAIL: email@example.comWelcome!!This year I teach :English 9Creative Writing ICreative Writing II and IIII am leaving the prompts from the April Poem a Day challenge here, in case any of you are looking for writing ideas for the summer!April First Prompt: Write about an impossible April Fools Joke, or about an actual joke you once played and are either proud or ashamed of, or about a time you felt like an absolute fool, rightly or not, or about terrible jokes you or someone else frequently tells.April 2nd prompt: write a poem which includes an animal and a betrayal or a promisejApril 3rd Prompt: Use these words in a poem: orangutan, moose, cement truck, baseball.April 4th Prompt: Write a poem that starts with : "I hate when people... or I love when people..."April 5th Prompt: Write a poem that is titled: "Phantom Noise."April 6th Prompt: Write a poem about a moment when a sibling or cousin or parent really surprised you.April 7th Prompt: Write a poem which has the first line:"Because it is Spring and everything in the world is..."April 8th Prompt: Write a poem about a time you were lost but it turned out not to be a bad thing at all. Make it up if you must, of course.April 9th Prompt: Write a poem that includes an ex boy or girlfriend, a spider, and mentions a moose.April 10th: Write a poem about a time when you were impossibly angry with someone but turned it around or learned you were wrong about them.April 11th Prompt: Write a poem called "The Biography of a ______________" and make it an object, not a person. Billy Collins wrote one called "The Biography of a Cloud."April 12th prompt: Write a poem about a game you played that either led to something good or very bad.April 13th Prompt: Write a poem that includes freckles, cigarettes and balloons, or just the mention of them somehow.April 14th Prompt: Write a poem whose title is a month ("August," or January," etc.) and include three or more specific items from nature along with a person who is aggravating you.April 15th Prompt: Write a poem which remembers something from middle school or elementary school--a particular moment, in great detail.april 16th: Write a poem which includes a baboon, a beetle, an apple, and a famous work of art.april 17th: write a poem that starts with this line or uses it for a title:"Heavy Construction."april 18th: Write a poem called "Intensive Care in ____________________." Make the blank a specific place.april 19th: Write a poem that describes a cousin and something you did with that cousin that was scary or incredibly wonderful.april 20th: WRite a poem that includes a beach ball a tower and a taxi. USe at least three specific colors.april 21st:Write a poem in which you take on the voice and point of view of someone completely opposite of you--maybe even someone you hate.april 22nd: write a poem that starts with this line:traffic is heavy in the _____________ today, but I ..."april 23rd: write a poem about the hardest thing you ever did/had to do. Include a flower and a specific drink.april 24th: Write a poem that CENTERS around a specific fruit or vegetable. Connect the fruit or vegetable to a person somehow. Describe the fruit or vegetable in very detailed terms--use some similes, etc.april 25th: Write a poem which is shaped like what it is about--a concrete poem.april 26th: WRite a poem which begins with this line: "In certain neighborhoods, the air is ..."april 27th: Write a poem that uses one of these Naomi Nye titles: "Lights from Other Windows," "The Lost Parrot," or "What is Given, What is Not Given."april 28th: The poet Mark Doty has a poem called "Brian Age 7." It's about kids on a field trip and a particular boy who draws himself on the trip, calling his drawing Brian Age 7. Write a poem which has a first name and "Age ____." It can be about the person named and other things as well, but should somehow focus mostly on the person named. It could also be you, "Me Age 5," etc.april 29th: Write a poem which includes a month of the year, a specific (described) tattoo, and a particular detail on a building that you know.april 30th: Write a poem about something ending. Include the words marble, street light, and lily.
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