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How to Write a Poem if You were to Choose to be Something Else - Markings 120

May 1, 2019

 If You Were?


Use the list below and the ideas you come up with to write a poem.

Complete the whole list and then choose just one to write a poem.



                      If you were a month of the year which one would it be?


                      day of the week






                      precious stone


                      condiment (salt, sugar, pepper, cloves, ginger, garlic, etc.)


                      bird (sparrow, seagull, owl, eagle, quail, magpie, etc.)


                      material (canvas, cotton, silk, leather, wool, polyester,                                                      etc.)


                      time of the day


                      flower (rose, daisy, carnation, tulip, violet, daffodil, etc.)

                      room in a house








                      mood (happy, melancholy, angry, depressed, ecstatic,                                                        etc.)


                      drink (milk, wine, juice, water, Coke, coffee, etc.)


                      a thing in nature (wind, rain, sunset, cloud, waterfall, storm, etc.)


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