From my experience, poetry in general can be a little intimidating to non-English majors/self-described non-writers. It ranges from having archaic and overly developed vocabulary that requires a dictionary to understand every line to deeply metaphoric description and symbolism that “makes no sense” without doing a mini-history lesson.
So what do you do? You address one of its most poLogOpular topics of the ages – LOVE! It has toppled empires, caused wars, heightened family feuds, severed relationships and marriages, enraged gods, empowered lonely starlets and their fans to want more from life, and changed the social class of fair maidens everywhere.
- Why would people go through so much destruction, pain, and frustration in their pursuit of LOVE?
- What is the reward? What do people get in return?
- Is there an age requirement for being in love? Aradults the ONLY people who can REALLY fall in love? Why?
- What other emotions do you experience when you are in love?
We are going to explore that today with today’s group assignment.
Take a look below at the collage I created on this post. Notice the pictures, listen to the music lyrics playing and read the quotations. Then, in a group of three, you will brainstorm on the definition of love in your journal/separate sheet of paper. EVERYONE needs to have his/her own completed assignment (10 ideas at least) to get full credit for classwork today.
You have 20 minutes to complete this assignment. Let’s treat this like a Writing Challenge to all my blog followers.
Feel free to respond in your comments.