It has been a while since I have posted some of my writing here on my blog, and this seemed like a perfect opportunity. In my American Literature class, we just finished up learning about Edgar Allan Poe's use of Single Effect. It is when a story or piece of poetry is created to convey one specific emotion. As we finished up talking about it, my classmates and I we tasked with writing a paragraph or poem that utilizes this literary tool. I created three different compositions, all with their own emotion and feel.
I hope you enjoy these pieces of poetry, and please leave any thoughts and constructive criticism in the comments. Any advice is much appreciated!
Since April is National Poetry Month, my librarian decided that we should write some impromptu poetry to celebrate. He gave us 5 pictures from Academy-Award Nominated short films, and as a group we came up with three words to describe each picture. Then we had to create a poem about the picture using the three words. I chose the picture from Pearl, by Patrick Osborne. The words were somber, lonely, and teenager.
This poem started out as a few lines describing a photo, but about a third of the way through, it turned into something really personal, and I am super proud of it. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!
Queen Victoria the Enlightened
The tale of Queen Victoria begins on a calm spring afternoon. The rain had settled, and the sun came out to stay. King Arthur and Queen Charlotte of Barda were on their way back from a neighboring country, where they had settled a trade agreement. They were a very happy couple, as the queen was expecting her first-born child any day. What she didn’t know was that “any day” had come upon them.
Ashton is a high school girl with a passion for books. She also participates in other activities such as sports and musical groups.