He who is in love
and is becoming wiser,
sees newly— every time he looks at the object beloved,
drawing from it with his eyes and his mind
those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Address on The Method of Nature, 1841
US essayist & poet (1803 – 1882)
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Remember the Beatles’ “All You Need is Love?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydfH7iuLR0I
There are many kinds of love. Love=Passion for someone or something . . . some project.
When you start a writing project–throw yourself into it 100%. Love it!
Assignment: Write with passion. Love your project–even if it’s a rough first draft.
Gloria Estefan’s declared that the “Rhythm is gonna get you.”
We should remember to pay attention to rhythm and cadence when reading a romantic Shakespearean poem and when writing our own prose.
Watch this TedEd presentation about Shakespeare’s use of stressed syllables:
Memorize this sonnet: (click to enlarge)
Your assignment for today:
1. Memorize Sonnet *18.
2. Read someone else’s prose writing aloud.
3. Read some of your own writing aloud.
4. Listen for the cadence. Mix it up. An asymmetrical sentence structure is often more natural and helps to drive the reader forward.