Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Cut-up poem- destruction of a sonnet

Taking a poem and cutting it up to rearrange it into a new and different poem is often difficult because not all the words or phrases make sense. But, that is exactly what I am going to have you do. YEAH!

Exchange your cut-up poem with someone else. When you have received a new cut-up poem, rearrange the words in phrases to make a new poem (it definitely does not have to become another sonnet). You might have to add a few words to make it flow and make sense, but try to limit yourself to two to three words additional words. Also, you must use all the words/ phrases as they are given to you.

After you have completed your new poem create a creative collage of the ideas/themes/images expressed in your new poem and paste the "new" poem on top of this collage. Your collage should fill-up your entire piece of paper.

Good luck.


Blogger EmilyL said...

When is this poem due?

Wed Feb 14, 06:09:00 PM  
Blogger Mphair said...


Thu Feb 15, 07:44:00 AM  
Blogger KathrynT said...

Note: The lines and indentations are important, so please size the screen to veiw it correctly

When in eternal lines
eyes can see,
Thou art more lovely than the darling buds of May,
Or to a summer’s day.

By chance,
Shall I compare thee
to time? And
though growest:

So long as men can breathe,
Though wander’st in his shade,
of that fair owest;

Hath all too short a date:
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession

So long lives this nature’s changing course
Rough winds do shake more temperate:
And summer’s lease
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
complexion dimm’d; or untrimm’d;

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
Nor shall Death brag
And often is his gold
and this gives life to thee.

Thu Feb 15, 10:26:00 PM  
Blogger KathrynT said...

Or I guess blogger doesn't like indentations, so don't worry about that.

Thu Feb 15, 10:28:00 PM  
Blogger KathrynT said...

OOps, I just found a typo. Instead of Though, its supposed to be thou. sorry.

Thu Feb 15, 11:52:00 PM  

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