Ekphrasis (poetry)

Assignment:

Taken directly from Poets.org:

“Write a poem in three stanzas that is based on an image or work of art. In the first stanza, focus solely on description. In the following stanzas, take your own approach: you can continue to describe, impose a narrative on the scene, or reveal something about yourself or the artist. In revision, pay careful attention represent all of the senses in your description.”

Resources:

Examples (art pieces referenced in articles in links above)

Pieter Bruegel “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus” Taken from: http://community.tncc.edu/faculty/dollieslager/images/icarus2.jpg

 

“Once the ambition of producing a complete and accurate description is put aside, a poem can provide new aspects for a work of visual art.”

– Alfred Corn

Quote taken from Poets.org

 

A picture of a shield made on the Achille’s shield concept. Taken from: https://themodernistexperiment.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/shield-of-achilles.jpg Read the full post on the link above. It gives great insight into the ekphrasis using this shield as a subject.

 

 

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