A poem based on a picture or piece of artwork is called Ekphrasis.
Using Artwork to Inspire Poetry:
A poem based on a picture or work of art is called an ekphrasis. According to the Poetry Foundation website:
“An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the ‘action’ of a painting or sculpture, the poet may amplify and expand its meaning.”Poetry Foundation
For inspiration, start by sharing the following poems and the artwork that inspired each poem:
Students choose a piece of artwork. This can be art found on the internet or in combination with a trip to a local art museum.
Using that art, students write an original poem.
Share your original poetry and artwork celebrating the best of Humanity with MY HERO's Global Audience using the Create Program.
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