Artwork to inspire poetry: snowman

snowman

The above artwork is of a snowman.  The snowman is only a few inches high and is on concrete.  The reason for this, is that the snowman was made in a place where it rarely ever snows and only received an inch or so of snow at the time the snowman was formed.

This artwork can inspire poetry.  Some ideas include:

  • A poet could write about the conditions under which this snowman was made – in a place that rarely receives snow and only received a little. A poet could write about how people might react to the unusual phenomenon.  A poet might contrast this, with how people in places that receive a lot of snow feel about snow.
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  • This snowman is very small. It was made that way because of the limited amount of snow.  A poet could apply this idea to the idea of making due.  A poet could write about people in circumstances where they have to accomplish something with limited resources.
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  • This snowman is on concrete. A poet could write about the juxtaposition of those two things.
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  • A poet could contrast the situations of making a small snowman with that of making a large one.
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  • This snowman is temporary. A poet could apply this idea to many situations in life.
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