Anderson text, on PoetryFoundation.org, http://www.poetryfoundation.org/browse/ and in the course module which
you read last week, you will find several examples of different forms of
poems: sonnets of fourteen lines, haiku of 17 syllables, villanelles
with a set rhyme scheme -- and so on.
Pick one of these forms and write a draft of a poem -- a rough draft
-- to get you writing inside of a formal structure. Structure can be
difficult, but it is also a way to help you get started; you can fill
in the blanks rather than have to entirely inspired by something new.
Make sure to identify the type of poetic form you selected.
You can pick either style listed below:
sonnets of fourteen lines, haiku of 17 syllables, villanelles
with a set rhyme scheme