Thursday, February 19, 2015

Notebooking Daily Writing Exercise February 19, 2015

Daily Exercise Genre: Ekphrasis.

Ekphrasis is from Greek meaning the description of a work of art as a rhetorical device. That's actually pretty straight forward, but another way to look at it, is it's highfalutin fan fiction, usually about paintings or pieces of music, but it can be about virtually anything. Look at or listen to the following piece of art and write a piece of prose or poetry that is inspired by some aspect of it.

Today's artwork is...

The Folded Chess Set by Rob Gonsalves

This one speaks for itself. Whether you stick with the magic realism or turn the image into metaphor is completely up to you.


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