Continue practicing the technique of blackout poetry by working with your class 7 response notes on the Carnivalesque.
Create two renderings that work with your written text to highly certain meanings.
Consider the option of including color and illustration.
- Print out at least three copies of the original class 7 carnivalesque reading response notes.
- If they were hand-written, work with photocopies or/and create a digital typed document.
- One copy will be to mark out selections. The (2) others will be the actual blackout poetry renderings.
- On one of the copies, select varied words and sequences that express meanings you want to play with.
- Review these guidelines that suggest writing out your text selections on a separate sheet and then consider how they might connect and flow to create poetic meaning.
- On your response notes, use some means of marking these selections: circle, underline, draw a frame around it.
- NOTE: As you shape this artistic rendering, your selection(s) may be change.
- Use blackout poetry techniques to highlight select words and sequences.
- To learn the technique, create two separate renderings, each highlighting different meanings.
- Review our class FB group Blackout Poetry 1 album to survey varied ways in which your classmates interpreted the first assignment. Consider what worked, what you appreciate, and what might work better.
- From text selections made in step 1, mark these out on a copy of the response notes.
- With a marker, blackout the area surrounding the text you selected.
- You might experiment with blackout color using markers, crayons, paint, what else?
- Optional: create some way of illustrating the meanings you’re constructing. It can be as simple as lines, doodles, and stick figures, or more specific representations.
- See these examples of the use of color and illustration.
- Once you’ve finished the first, evaluate its effectiveness: what works, could work better.
- Working with different text selections to highlight other meanings, do a second rendering.
- Bring both documents to class to share.
- Do a scan or use a smart phone to create a quality digital copy of each document to post to the class Facebook group album: Blackout Poetry 2.