Ready for another double prompt? Check it:
An anaphora is when each line in a poem begins with the same word or phrase. We are going to work on a list poem that plays with that element. Here are the tools you need to build:
List 10 people that you like
list 10 places that you like
list 1 fictional character that you don’t care for
Your anaphora will be of the fictional character that you chose, so every line will begin with that characters name. Your poem will be built of 10 stanzas all of about 3 or 4 lines. Each stanza should make the fictional character that you chose interact with one of the people in your first list in one of the places from your second list. When writing this, don’t trap yourself in the realm of reality, feel free to create fantastical images and events to make each connection work.
That is prompt 1, here is the second part
Take the poem you just wrote and replace your fictional character’s name with the word God. Simple as that!
Just a side bar – this sort of thing can be done with any poem. Dont be afraid to change words in a poem to create a second poem. There are thousands of duplicate poems in the world where meanings change when the author twists of the one words and both versions are kept as separate pieces. You have full ownership of your writing, so use it!