Monday, May 30, 2011

Emily Dickinson Creative Writing Prompts

Grethe Bjornas |

by Emily Dickinson

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

I hope you enjoy today's picture and the poem by Emily Dickinson.  Being that today is Memorial Day, I thought a theme of hope would be appropriate for our creative writing prompts. 

Today, one creative writing option  to free-write from the picture and the phrase from the pictures description, "behind the sky there's always sunshine. . . "

Fiction Writing Prompt:  Write a short story where a character struggles with a problem, but finds a sign that brings hope in the end.

Poetry Prompt:  Start your own poem with the words, "Hope is. . . "  Be sure to use a lot of imagery in your poem.  It can be free-verse or it can rhyme like Emily Dickinson's hope poem -as always, it is your choice.  The most important thing is to write!

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