In this brief, creative assignment, students compose a modernist poem in the style of William Carlos Williams. The prompt offers the opportunity for students to mimic either his found poem “This is Just to Say” or his imagist poem “So Much Depends.”
In addition to meeting specific criteria when writing the poem, students are also required to compose a brief reflection on their product. The prompt offers guiding questions that students must address their their reflection.
The assignment includes a brief rubric, which assesses both the poem and the rubric, largely for creativity specificity.