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WORD PAINTING




Freewrite a scene, story, or poem inspired by this image. Use strong sensory details to evoke the imagery necessary to push this creation forward to completion.

AS A CHALLENGE:


Write this as a Tanka--a Japanese poem of five lines, the first and third composed of five syllables and the other seven.

Tanka Structure

* 5 Lines
* 31 syllables
* Lyrical
* # of Stanzas: Not Strict
* # of Syllables per Line: Not Strict


Characteristic:

  • Reflects Nature

  • Simple and succinct

  • For Example:

    in swirling fog
    white blindness
    in front of me
    man swearing in surprise
    very close

    By Ronan

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