Select one of the following prompts to write a narrative poem.
- Compose a narrative poem examining the personal impact of the coronavirus—or write a narrative poem more as an observer. Check out the poem Deer Hit Jon Loomis as an excellent example of a narrative poem. There will also be a copy of this poem in the Poems folder.
- Write a poem in the format of your choice about a home invasion from either the perspective of the home owner, the burglars, the animals in the home, or the things being taken.
- Listen to this three-minute(ish) selection of J.S. Bach’s Trio Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 530: I.Vivace performed by Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, and Edgar Myer. Write down every thought and image that comes to mind while listening to this piece. This is a video link, and while you might also find inspiration from watching the video, please listen to the piece on the first run through and then watch the performance. Create a poem from the associations you wrote down. The narrative poetry form is completely up to you. Ode? Epic? Free verse?
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