A portion from Dr. T's well thought out list:
- Describing a person by describing his or her belongings.
- Speaking from the point of view of something you lost or misplaced.
- In the shape of its subject (a concrete poem)
- Telling about something that happened long ago, to you or to someone else.
- As a conversation between two people, objects, ideas, or animals.
- Defining words in strange and new ways
- About something in the news.
- As dialogue in a play
- With assonance (repeating the same vowel sounds)
- Using alliteration (repeating the same consonant sound)
- About noisy things in words that sound like the noises they make.
- In one loooooong sentence.
- About your favorite sport
- Pretending you are somebody else.
- With the title acting as the first line of the poem.
- Explaining what it's like to wake up in the morning, using sounds.