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Poetry Invention Exercises

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This resource provides 6 generative exercises to help writers who are working on poetry writing. These exercises are geared towards helping writing with the invention stage--coming up with ideas for a new poem.

The exercises are:

  1. A Poem Mad-Lib
  2. A Personal History
  3. Writing into an Image
  4. An Image Field Trip
  5. A News Poem
  6. An Erasure Poem
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