Good Start & Stop Poems or Paragraphs are fun to make...and they're challenging! If you like this exercise, you might devote a page in your journal or your writer's notebook to paragraphs and poetry inspired by the Start & Stop Word Game below.
Click on the button below until you find a subordinating clause that inspires a description or a poem in your mind. Sometimes just one good string of words can put a whole story or poem idea in your head! Click the button below until that happens.
The object of every Start & Stop Poem or Paragraph is to include the clause you're given below in BOTH your first sentence and your last sentence. Can you do it without simply repeating the first sentence at the end? Can you make the first and last sentence different from each other, except for the clause they share.
Optional grammar challenge: If you would like to play with a sentence that uses your chosen subordinating clause, that's okay! Click here for some pointers on punctuating subordinate clauses.