On Friday in our Video Web Apps class, we had a guest speaker who led us in two rounds of Composite Poetry. This exercise is completely anonymous and can be used in classrooms, dialogues, or simply as a fun game with friends. Composite Poetry allows for individuals to express true emotions, whether humorous or serious, without the need to feel self-conscious.
We began our first poem by using words our guest had picked out from each of our blogs, prior to class. The challenge included using the words she gave us to create sentences about blogging. The second round included words from a video posted by two of our classmates. The words came from their song titled 12 Ways to Procrastinate, sang to the tune of The 12 Days of Christmas. What started off as a mandatory class activity that did not thrill me, actually turned into a very fun class period that I enjoyed. I believe I enjoyed this because I could be myself. I could write whatever I wanted without having to be identified. I believe in this case, anonymity is key to having the most fun and letting loose.
Courtney and Annie