Grammar isn’t just for elementary school students any more — blow the dust off your old writing textbooks (or click over to our links below) to give traditional writing texts a new life.
This week’s prompt is: GRAMMAR ON
Many of the famous writing and grammar books — Strunk and White’s Elements of Style included (authors pictured above) — are a rich source for found poems. Dig into these texts’ imperative language and amusing example sentences to find your found poem this week.
Pull out an old writing textbook from your shelf or use one of the following works as your source text:
- The Elements of Style – Strunk and White
- The King’s English – H.W. Fowler
- The American Language – H.L. Mencken
- On the Art of Writing – Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
As always, please be sure to share your found poem with us in the comments section below!