When I write my poetry, I do not think of rhyme or rhythm. I don't think about couplets or quatrains or stanzas. And to be perfectly honest, I don't even remember what a freaking quatrain is. My conclusion? I am going to have to go back and study poetry elements just so I can remember wtf iambic means.
So what is my point? THE POINT is that I am spazzing out, worrying that maybe I am not as smart as these faceless beings who had more guidance in their education perhaps than I did. When I look back, who REALLY helped me learn how to write?
1) Thanks to Dr. Schonberg. He taught me to pick apart language and arrange it to where it makes people sound smarter than they are. 2) Thanks to Dr. Gates. She taught me the art of the lesson plan and how to push myself creatively when it comes to what I teach and how I teach it. Without her, I would be mostly lost. I mean, more than I am anyway.
On another note, I wish I could be Bobby Flay for a day and throwdown! with my university super. Something about her just irks the crap out of me. I think it may be the condescending look she gives me because, let's be real-I look like a hippy teacher compared to the older folks roaming around here.
For my final thought, I got a Scully haircut without intentionally trying to. I don't look as fly as her. *pokes icon* Ah, those were the days.
So, I have been working through my homework at an agonizingly slow pace. (because I am still halfway lazy and getting over being a college student bum) Part of my teacher prep course requires me to read sample papers of other people's work, dealing with a poetry writing prompt. Reading them has been making my eyes cross. I know I have been doing this stuff for the last six years, learning how to write an academic paper. Most of my experience has been with analysis of literature though, not poetry.