Word Paletting, Hybridized w/ Ekphrasis



1. Decide upon an object or concept that you see, graphically represented, to which several, if not, many single words, word pairs, phrases, et. al. can be connected, eg. a circle or an “O”.


a. O-zone,


b. O-ring,


c. cheeri-O, (cheery)


d. my-O-my,


e. O-my papa,


f. spaghetti-O


O2. As you experience life, and use your mind to brainstorm with yourself, using a notetaking mechanism, (a pen/pencil or a smartphone w/e-mail, Google docs or Evernote, e.g.), start to compile conceptually-contiguous palettes that you see, represented, physically, or that you can think of.


The catch to this palette is that you have the ability to include or not include the anchor term or anchor component, overtly, providing, both, practice in the act of including quoted intellectual property and quoted mater that is not necessary to quote but still needs to be cited.


3. When you have a substantial list (about 6-7 items, at least), utilize the Word Paletting 1, 2 or 3 method to write your poem.


4.. This includes, composing a segue in, to ignite your communication, simulating an introductory statement. Too, this eliminates the quandry of the need for one to include a thesis statement that one has to support OR fail to support, in his or her writing.


5. Then, you can choose objects/words, at random, instead of having to amass a list of correlative objects and/or objects that you see.


6. Finally, utilize the full set of steps of the Word Paletting 1 method to finish out your poem, being sure, especially, to concentrate on rock-tumbling, bridge-building, et. al.


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