One more N+7 draft, the last one for now. But I really liked the poems that came out of this exercise. I didn’t love DOING the exercise–so tedious looking up nouns (especially when you don’t have a printed dictionary, ahem). But I liked the way it made me think differently and put unusual things together. What a fun activity for classrooms to try.
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I enjoyed learning about this exercise, Laura. I haven’t tried it yet, but want to. I love how you have worked with the ideas. And I, too, do not have a printed dictionary.
I found it really interesting, Rose! And thanks, Rose, for saying that. I was feeling like such a fraud for not having a print edition!
Great sounds here with your alliteration, assonance, consonance, and rhyme. I love how you added the science word “cumulus” and the meaning with “cape”. I love the title and how it hooks the reader, along with the first line. “Sashays” is the perfect word in the next line. I just love this poem; it’s perfect for a lesson in personification, too!