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So Much
Depends Upon...

sixteen-word imagery poems
to inspire stories and poems

Student Writer Instructions:

Today you will be writing four 16-word poems.  The word game below will help you come up with interesting options to include in your poems.  Look again at Williams' poem's word choice before writing.  It has imagery-inspiring words: glazed is probably his most powerful word.

Click the buttons below to help you compose your four original poems.  Keep asking, "Why would so much depend upon this image to someone else?"  That will help you write a story later on.

When you have your four So Much Depends Upon poems, your teacher will have you look them over to make the imagery even better...and to inspire yet another fantastic piece of writing from you.   Have fun as you write these four poems.


The Red Wheelbarrow
by William Carlos Williams

so much depends     (1)
upon                           (2)
a red wheel               (3)
barrow                       (4)
glazed with rain        (5)
water                         (6)
beside the white       (7)
chickens.                   (8)

Interactive Choices for Writing:

If you're struggling to start, click the buttons below for some ideas that might inspire you to launch your piece of writing.


Imagery ideas for your 16-word poems:

How could so much depend upon a(n) ...



Feel free to think of your own adjectives and nouns, if you can't find one you like here.

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