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Senses poetry

Choose from the following possibilities, using a different choice for each of your two poems. Please include the name of your choice with each poem: * A poem that uses free verse with concrete images that employ at least 3 of 5 senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, and/or smell). Balance concrete images throughout the poem, without concentrating them in one place. * A poem focused on use of sound devices, such as rhyme, assonance, and/or alliteration, along with concrete images that employ at least 3 of 5 senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, and/or smell). Sound must be used clearly to add to the effects of the poem. Balance concrete images throughout the poem, without concentrating them in one place. * A poem that extends a metaphor as a conceit throughout the poem. This poem will also use concrete images that employ at least 3 of 5 senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, and/or smell), balanced throughout the poem, without concentrating them in one place. * A poem that uses doubleness, such as puns, paradoxes, and/or oxymorons. This poem will also use concrete images that employ at least 3 of 5 senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, and/or smell), balanced throughout the poem, without concentrating them in one place.

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As you compose your two poems, I offer some ideas and notes to help. After writing your own poems, you may send them to me as a new posting for editing and feedback:

First of all, as you write a poem that uses free verse with concrete images that employ at least 3 of 5 senses, you might describe a sunset, sunrise, mountain, flower, animal, feeling, setting, or any type of natural imagery or scenery.

As you then use sight within the piece, you might describe it as a slice of amber apricot, tinged with a purple passion. Please use any other visual description that you can think of.

As you then use sound in it, you might say that it ...

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