We’ve done 2 composing activities in my Computers and Writing class over the past few weeks, so I thought I’d post images of my compositions here.
The first composition is my image poem “Land of the Queens.” I composed using postcards and playing cards that some of my classmates provided, using repetition and juxtaposition as compositional strategies.
Today, we composed with rhetorical terminologies that we picked from a list – mine was “oxymoron,” a figure of speech that combines contradictory terms. My composition is “Dark Light,” made from ripped construction paper and some crayons.
I’ve thought a bit about the element of play while composing both of these pieces. For “Dark Light,” I ended up ripping the paper because someone else was using the scissors, but then I liked the ripped look and kept going. For “Land of the Queens, ” I started using repetition because I saw 2 identical postcards and wondered what else I could find 2 of. For both compositions, I ended up somewhere that I didn’t originally intend because of playing around with the available materials and making due with the resources I had.