Writing help! The assignment's due tomorrow and I need help!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by kargo, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. kargo

    kargo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2009
    AAHHHHHHHHHH! Most of you know my favorite teacher is my English Honors teacher Mrs. W. Well, today she gave us this assignment, "Write a scene from the Odyssey there have to be at least one hundred words. Write it the way Homer did, like a poem. Be creative." I know it's got to be my own words and you guys can't really help me there. However, I could use any tips, suggestions, ect. that you have. I have no idea what I'm doing. I want to get a 100 and I want to impress her. Sometiems I hate being such a perfectionist.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2009
  2. biddyboo

    biddyboo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Ashland, Missouri
    I think perspective is always interesting. Would you consider presenting the scene you are addressing from an unusual point of view, say of some seemingly unimportant participant or bystander, even a chicken free ranging in this story. This can be done in the form of the poetry you are reading, but let the "voice" in your poem be that of your "teller." Just an idea...have fun! I love that you are receiving opportunity to dig in to classic literature but at the same time, you are given the chance to be creative with the text. Wise teacher...I suspect you will remember this class and this assignment for your lifetime. ~G
  3. kargo

    kargo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2009
    “Oh man of power, what is that you see?
    Flying so high above thee
    Odysseus the wise,
    Hear me
    That is a bird, you see
    It shall land in a tree
    Bring it to me,
    for that is the fee
    to obtain help from me,”
    so said the goddess Aphrodite.
    With nothing more to do,
    Odysseus set off on his quest to the nearest tree.
    just as he arrived, a humungous bird
    began to descend.
    with eloquence, the bird gracefully settled down
    on a branch of the tree.
    It was green, yellow, red, and blue,
    looking to be nearly twenty-five feet tall,
    towering above Odysseus.
    Five of Odysseus’ men stacked
    might fall slightly shorter than the bird.
    It was something no living man
    had ever seen, nor would see again.
    Odysseus’ men led the bird along
    using a rope they had tied around its neck.
    Aphrodite congratulated them, her prize soon delivered,
    “Now, mortal men, take this,
    My gift you, and set sail
    For Ithaca.”
    Brandishing a bag containing unlimited victuals,
    She sent them on their way.

    I think this is my final. Is it alright?
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2009
  4. biddyboo

    biddyboo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Ashland, Missouri
    I think you must be a delightful student in this class. Best wishes with your work. Keep us posted with your progress through the many adventures of Odysseus:) ~G
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    I love it, nice writing!
  6. WoodChic

    WoodChic The Chic Chick

    Oct 27, 2009
    KKV HQ
    what was the grading?
  7. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    East Central Illinois
    VERY good job, kargo!! I enjoyed your use of modern colloquialisms, such as "humungous" and "looking to be" and I like the homage to videogames and D&D, "brandishing a bag." If you don't get an "A", write us and we'll give you arguments to use. (DH is an atty, 2 DD's are/were English Majors.)
  8. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    I like it! [​IMG]
  9. kargo

    kargo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2009
    Thanks, everybody. I turned in the assignment today and I'm hoping that she will have it graded Monday.

    *EDIT* I got the assignment back. I got a great job and a 100. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2009

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