Happy Tuesday, Quillers and Thrillers!
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Figurative Language Throw Down Challenge
Your challenge for this week is below. Don’t forget to use #QuillsandThrillsFLTD
#QuillsandThrillsFLTD Week 8 Prompt: Personify love.
— Ms. Hayes (@mskellyhayes) February 2, 2016
Check out the submissions to this week’s challenge. Is this your first Figurative Language Throw Down? Check out the rules for the weekly challenge before playing for the first time.
New Experience: Haiku Challenge
Today’s challenge is to work with Haikus. You will describe a type of feeling with a type of weather season. The first line of your Haiku will be five syllables. The second line will be seven syllables and your last line will be five syllables again.
Use lots of imagery and figurative language for your Haiku poems! Pick one item from each list. Then, write a haiku that uses each of the two concepts! For example, here’s a haiku I wrote:
Crisp air kissing lips
pure and white. Gentle love knows
when to make fire.
The Prompt: Turn a Haiku into a Story!
Now that you’ve written a handful of haikus and heard even more haikus, stretch one out into a full story! Added challenge: try to include the haiku somewhere in the story.
That’s All, Folks!
Struggling to find ideas? Having trouble finding the words to express your ideas? You’re not alone! Check out Writer’s Block Therapy for cathartic memes and tweets!
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Tune in next week for a new writing prompt!