52 Social Media Inspired Poetry Writing Exercises

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Look at your list of groups. String together the list to make the first line of a poem. Or write the group down the page in a vertical list and make each group name the starting word in the lines of the poem.

2.

Take a picture of any random thing around. Post it without explanation on your timeline. Create a poem out of the comments you receive.

3.

Go to your Messenger app. Create a poem out of the last exchange you had.

4.

Read the post at the top of your newsfeed. Take the opposite position of the post. Create a poem out of your opposing position.

5.

Find a bot or spam friend request. Go to their profile and write a poem about the other poor people who friended them.

6.

Look at the ad on the side of your newsfeed. Try to determine what search or post lead Facebook to recommend that product to you. Write a poem about that search or post.

7.

Write a poem about the password you've chosen.

8.

Go to your list of events. Pick an event and write a poem that takes place at the event.

9.

Write a persona poem in the voice of an emoji (like symbol, love symbol, shocked symbol etc.)

10.

Find a long post that you wrote or another Facebook friend wrote. Print it out, or copy and paste it onto a word processing document. Create an erasure poem by removing certain words.

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Find a long post that you wrote or another Facebook friend wrote. Print it out, or copy and paste it onto a word processing document. Change the order of the lines to create a strange and interesting poem.

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