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Writing Prompt for Monday

  • Take Wilfred Owen's poem, Conscious.  Find it here: 
  • Write it out, leaving a blank space under each line.
  • Interpret each line as you understand it, using your own words.
  • Take what you have written and re-write it without looking at the original poem.
  • Check that you have not used any of Owen's words or phrasing: you should have an entirely different poem.
  • BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO PLAGIARISE!  There is no copyright on ideas but there is on words.  
  • Try not to have the same form; the poem is a starting point, not a template.
  • Reference the original poem in the title e.g. After Wilfred Owen's 'Conscious'.  I once used Owen's Anthem For Doomed Youth in this way, made it about Afghanistan, and called it Afghan Anthem.  The poem was nothing like the original; it was simply the inspiration for it.
  • Have fun!

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Andy N

Thu 20th Nov 2014 12:42

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Andy N

Thu 20th Nov 2014 12:41

here's my poem from this prompt, Linda which i did a version at in stockport last week

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