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Hi.  So, I have an assignment to write a 3 stanza poem for my English class due at the end of the month.  The poem has to be about my generation (gen Y) and it has to define/characterize it.  I have personally never been much good at writing poems- i usually try to sneak by with a haiku- and would appreciate any ideas or help for writing this.
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Try by sitting down in a QUIET place,like your room or outside in your backyard,and write about a childhood memory,or even a past family-get-together.

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Give specific examples within your poem that characterize your generation (for example, texting, youtube, etc.).  Try to also use some good imagery (show, not tell--paint a picture with your words) and some other poetic devices (alliteration, personification, etc.)

I am an English teacher and those are the kinds of things I look for when I'm grading poetry.  I hope that helps!
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What I always do is: Write. Just write a story, don't try to rhyme, just write.

With that, you form it to match your school requirements.

Good luck.

Also, I'd like to comment to the English Teacher:

I do hope you realize there is much more in a generation then the youthful trends which accompany it.


-LostPoet
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Of course I do, but I think that trends have their place in defining generations as much as global events, schools of thought, etc.  
 
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