Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Notebooking Daily Writing Exercise June 16, 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...

This submerged motorcycle. Photo taken by reddit user Flipett.

Whether you write about how the motorcycle arrived in the water, you tell the story of people trying to discover that secret, or the image is just present in your piece, this is a great image. The moss-covered motorcycle in clear blue water. Explore the image and see what you decide is the going on there.


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