Poetry Prompt: The Five Human Types

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This post is part of a series of weekly found poetry prompts. If you have an idea for a found poetry source, email Senior Poetry Editor Beth Ayer.


For this week’s prompt, we turn to another gem from Project Gutenberg’s public domain archive and scour the 1921 book How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict. Browse through the peculiar analysis of “The Enjoyer,” “The Thriller,” “The Worker,” “The Stayer,” and “The Thinker,” and collect found language for a remix or erasure poem. As always, please share the results!

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