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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Dream Makers Writing Prompt (1)

Dream Makers Writing Prompt

Readings: Poems by Langston Hughes
            The Dream Keeper
            As I Grew Older
            Daybreak in Alabama

            Read Assigned Poem           
            Exercise: Write down any words that jump out to you and then consider their Definition or Explanation or Questions they spark.
            Freewrite: Without considering sentence structure or punctuation, write down everything that comes to mind. Maybe set a timer for five or ten minutes.
            Writing Prompts: Set your notes away for a few hours or a day and let the ideas float for a while. Then take a short block of time to respond to the poem or the questions for each one.
            Dream: What connection did you make to this word personally in this poem?           

The Dreamkeeper by Langston Hughes 

“Bring me all of your dreams.
You dreamers.
Bring me all of your heart melodies
That I may wrap them
In a blue cloud-cloth
Away from the too-rough fingers
Of the world.”

1. What were some of your dreams as a child, a teen-ager, a young adult, and now?

2. Which word in this poem do you most relate to?

3. Which words do you wish you could relate to?

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