"Love" Poem Assignment

Due May 30, 2003

  1. Keeping in mind the Fresh Language Relay and our work with the clichd poem "Roses are red," write your own "love" poem (suggested length 8-20 lines; you can write more if you wish).  By "love" poem, I mean that your poem must be about love, but it could be a genuine "love" poem, a heartbroken poem, a revenge poem, etc.
  2. Before you begin writing, decide on a specific MOOD for your poem.  See Words to Describe Mood for ideas.
  3. Final note:  Try to use FRESH language.  Use unpredictable images (that still fit your mood) to convey the feelings in your poem.