Choose a famous or favourite piece of narrative poetry. Use this to develop a set of illustrative images that express the sentiment and actions within the poem.
Produce a set of three images that illustrate:
- the start
- the main story
- the end
Type the poem out and use the images to illustrate it within your blog or learning log. Choose your font with care. It’s important to choose a font that is visually appropriate not just anonymous.
I’m not sure how famous it is but I chose Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935). I like my narrative poems short and with a twist in the tail.
I’m housebound for a week or so, and needed to think laterally about how to execute this exercise, hence the collage approach.
The font choices:
- for the main font I wanted something ‘classy’ to connote how Cory is viewed in public, and the importance of appearances
- for the twist I wanted to emphasise the personal being different to the public perception, and handwriting seemed to do this
An interesting exercise.