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Writing a Narrative Poem/Short Story

goto124 2 / 3  
Aug 3, 2010   #1
My teacher assigned me to write either a narrative poem of 4 stanzas and 20 lines or a short story of not more than 600 words. The problem is that I can't start. Also, the characters, plot and setting have to be described vividly. I also have to include at least 1 example of the following literary devices:






Hope you could give me some feedbacks. Please!
monicacho 3 / 17  
Aug 3, 2010   #2
you get a topic first, and then think about literary devices later~~
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Aug 4, 2010   #3
If you are having a hard time starting, it probably is better to write a story instead of a poem.

The story might be about a peculiar situation. What is a situation that would make an interesting story? Imagine the scene. Imagine the character. Maybe a boy is not very religious but falls in love with a girl from a religious family. What happens? What do you hope happens?

Using that scenario, describe the setting. Where does it happen? Can you describe the place using 'like' or 'as' to make a simile? Use each of those literary devices with the idea of a non-religious boy in love with a girl from a religious family. How will the story end?
OP goto124 2 / 3  
Aug 6, 2010   #4
I'm only in primary school, so I probably can't write a love story and any story that's as complicated, such as a story that deals about religion. Any other possible topics?
freezard7734 17 / 209  
Aug 6, 2010   #5
Perhaps you can write about what you most enjoy doing, whether it be fishing or reading books or playing video games. Just write about a specific experience, and present what you learned from it. I, myself, find that writing about what I like to do is easiest.
OP goto124 2 / 3  
Aug 10, 2010   #6
My teacher has changed the assignment. Now I must write the narrative poem of 4 stanzas and 20 lines. The plot could be about a snowman who was built in early winter and was lonely throughout winter. Finally, it melted in early spring. Hope you could give me some feedbacks
kamalpaad 1 / 4  
Aug 10, 2010   #7
Hey Goto124,

You have chosen a very good topic for your poem. If you use your imagination, all the required figures of speech required can be incorporated in it.

Its a very good topic, the rest lies with ur imagination and a bit of playing with the words to get a beautiful touch for your topic.

All the best. Do post your poem in the forum once its complete.

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