April 27, 2017: Poetry Writing Prompt – Erin Elizabeth Smith

This poetry writing prompt submitted by Erin Elizabeth Smith.

Use the formatting of a children’s game (Redlight/Greenlight, Red Rover, Hopscotch, Tic-Tac-Toe, Hangman, etc) as the scaffolding for a poem. This can be used for an examination of an idea, a formatting challenge, language restrictions, history, etc. For example, you could write a poem that dodges a certain element (either by eliminating words or certain thoughts) as an ode to dodgeball. Or you could construct a poem wherein it plays with the ideas of Two Truths and a Lie.

If you write a poem from this prompt, post it as a comment underneath the prompt in the Poetry Super Highway Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/poetrysuperhighway

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