Whaddya say we try to out-ballad Coleridge? I’m sure writing “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” was a piece of cake; we could totally do better. SO!:
*Your job is to help compose our own lyrical ballad
-If you are the first one to comment here, you get to choose the subject matter–Rime of the Ancient…? Give us a title and the 1st stanza
-Can you set up a story within a story like Coleridge does? Who is telling the story to whom? The listener might interrupt the storyteller as the Wedding Guest does the Mariner
-Read what your peers have posted before you to ensure the poem flows
-Stanzas must be 4-6 lines and follow some kind of AB rhyme scheme (ABAB, AABBAA, etc.)
-Make sure you are school appropriate!! (I will have to remove any questionable material and you will sadly, not earn credit!)
-Make sure you include your FULL NAME in your posting so I can give you your 10 points for participating!
Come back and read as the poem grows. You are welcome to contribute more than once! All postings due by Tuesday, Feb. 4th, midnight. If you’re the last one to post, be sure to give the poem a “finished” feel.