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Help writing a narrative poem!?
I need to write a narrative poem on Elizabeth Cady Stanton!.
its due tomorrow and i have no ideas at all!.
i know a lot about her, and i have a lot of information, but i just cant make it into a poem!.
i need some ideas to start me out!.
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker:
First, organize your materials!. It may help if you decide what exactly you're going to turn into the narrative, or story, for the poem!.
Are you going to narrativize her entire life--like from the day she born until the day she died!? Or are you going to take a single episode from her life and tell that story!? This will help you determine where you start and where you end!.
Next, make sure to use imagery--metaphors and similes!. Help the reader to see her and hear her!.
You might also use a direct quote from her as a refrain that repeats periodically throughout the poem!. This will help to give you an anchor and tie the piece together!.
also, think about the tone you're going to take towards her:
Colloquial: Think old school country/campfire song
Women of the world, gather 'round,
Especially if you're feelin' down!.
'Ol Betty C!. Stanton showed us the way
Long ago, one __________ day!.!.!.!.!.!.!.
Elevated: Think Shakespeare
Thou Elizabeth, for thy courage, for thy labor
Stand worthy of our praise
To thee we lift our eyes
In thankful gaze!.!.!.!.!.!.
Contemporary: Think Alannis Morissette
In the cold dead life and ice of winter,
A woman groaned in pain
Writhing with strain at the future within her
Another started out to the house
Trudging through snow and freezing rain
The midwife, with bags in hand, was on her way
Was on her way!.!.!.!.
(The woman is America, trying to give birth to women's rights!. Stanton is the midwife who is going to help the process along!.)
Hope this helps! Again, make your decisions first and then let the story tell itself--poetically!.Www@QuestionHome@Com