The Practice of Poetry Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Robin Behn
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Essay Topic 1

In "The Unconscious As Gold Mine" the authors submit various exercises regarding the use of the unconscious as a source of material for poetry. Examine the examples given in the text. Which do you feel is most effective? Explain. Is there a scientific connection between dreaming and the conscious? Could those concepts and images seen in dreaming be captured in a waking state? If so, how?

Essay Topic 2

Techniques and exercises used in sections such as "Translations: Idea to Change" and "Personal Universe Deck" encourage students to use unusual words or combinations of words as a powerful tool to create vivid poetry. Why are these tools and techniques valuable? What can be learned from employing the techniques in "Translations: Idea to Change?" Give examples of how a poet might use the technique in "Personal Universe Deck" to enhance one's own style.

Essay Topic 3

In "The Widow...

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