write a creative imitation of one of the authors. Those writers include William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Kate Chopin.
In a creative imitation, you will write the fiction or poetry yourself. Although you are free to invent your approach, suggest thinking about the assignment in terms of style and theme. One idea is to take a style and adapt it for your own purposes. For example, how would you write a Shakespearean sonnet about sitting in traffic? Another idea is to modernize one of the poems or short stories we have read. For example, how would Kate Chopin write “The Storm” if it was set in New Orleans today? A third idea is to add a scene, a prequel, or a sequel to a story as if the author had written it herself. Another idea is to tell the story from the perspective of another character, such as little Bibi in “The Storm.”
- Papers must be 3-5 typed pages for fiction, but there is no set page requirement for poetry.
- All work must be double-spaced in 12 point, Times New Roman font.
- All late work will be penalized