Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Onomatopoetry

beedog.jpgFor today's poetry warm up play with onomatopoetic sounds. Begin with a sound and then follow with words that sound like it (but don't necessarily rhyme). You can explore one word for several lines or a different word on each line.

Here's some examples from Kenneth Koch's class:
The buzz of the bees was as fuzzy as my cousin's dozen muzzled puzzles.

clink --- pink, drink
tap --- hat, snap, black, cat
From Wishes, Lies, and Dreams: Teaching children to write poetry by Kenneth Koch.
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