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From Dawnne Ernette,, Academic Support Division Chair, Faculty
Found poetry is simply poetry you write yourself based on a snippet of something someone else wrote. You could take a line from the news, a novel, or anywhere, really.
What follows is an example of found poetry. The student writer (me) read the following poem by Harold Munro, took the two words "green glass" from the original poem, and then wrote her own poem around those two words. Her poem is from her dark teen angst-ridden years.
So that is how it works! My English 102 students do this and the results are remarkable. I’d love to see something written around “There is a crack in everything/That’s how the light gets in.” ~ Leonard Cohen
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