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An ekphrastic poem is a poem about a work of art. Use the slides below to find an an image that interests you 

Image by Birmingham Museums Trust

Don't Let That Horse...

Lawrence Ferlinghetti


Click on the title on the left to see an example of ekphrasis

To write your poem, try answering some of these questions: 

 How does the art make you feel? 

 Why does it make you feel that way?

What do you see? 

What is most interesting about what you see? 

Why is it interesting to you? 

How does the art connect to other images or movies you've seen?

Does it connect with one your favorite poems or songs? 

Videos for Inspiration

You can also write ekphrastic poems with these videos. Ask some of the same questions as you watch these videos

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