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!
you get a topic first, and then think about literary devices later~~
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?
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?
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.
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
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.