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Poetry Art

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Submitted by: Sara McDermott

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Use one of your favorite poems as inspiration for a poster. Edit an image or create your own background using any photo editing software, add the poem, and make sure the background exemplifies the poems message. Get creative and have fun!

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Submissions So Far

Inspirational Poetry

After reading about storytelling and better photography techniques, I chose to make sure the background for this photo matched the message it was sending. I wanted the photo to send the same message as the poem. Colorful, inspirational, and sending love to others is the message I hope to send. …

Poetry is in the eye of the Beholder

I enjoy reading a lot. So for my first assignment bank assignment I did poetry art.

When I read anything with sub-tones of imagery, I can visualize the words taking form through my imagination. The things I see in my head I know are unique to how I visualize things …

Poetry Art

For my other Visual Assignment, I decided to do “Poetry Art”. I liked the idea of doing a visual assignment that wasn’t photography, and I love poetry (even though I can’t really write it).

My poem poster ended up as:

I picked Langston Hughes’ “Harlem” because it’s one of my …

Assignment Bank 5 #DS106 (4 star)

I did “Poetry Art” in the Visual area this time.

Now I know it’s a dark poem, however I prefer poems with meaning even though I love to fantasize and be creative all the time. I don’t know I guess I’m just weird, and you can only take so much …

“What is it you plan to do with your one and precious life?”

As soon as I read the description for this assignment, I knew exactly what poem I was going to pick! I love the poet Mary Oliver. My girlfriend ( who ironically enough, took this class and her assignment was the example pictured in the assignment description) told me about Mary …

Visual Poetry

For this visual assignment I had to use my favorite poem and put it on top of an image that describes the poem. I decided to use The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost and found an image that I thought described the poem. I changed the saturation, temperature, and …

Visual Assignment: Poetry Art (3 pts)- “Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep”- Sebastian Crane and Lawrence Spitler


For this character collaboration post, I chose to make a picture that contained not only the words from a poem, but the visual created by those words. The poem “Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep” is one I have read and seen at different times of my …

Unit 5

Telling Stories in Photos

I listened first to photographer Jason Eskenazi’s video on the art of using photography as a method of storytelling. I never thought of the idea of changing a 3D world to a 2D world – the words “clean, simple, direct” are often not associated with art. …

Poetry Art


3 stars

Tyger, Tyger

For this assignment (worth three stars), I had to create a poster for a favorite poem of mine. I chose “The Tyger” by William Blake. To do this, I used Photoshop, adding color to a public domain image of a tiger standing on a cliff. I then put a …

The Road Not Taken- Robert Frost (A visual on poetry)- 3 points

This background fits perfectly with The Road Not Taken because the poem is about taken a road that most people would not. When I saw this picture I thought it fit because I could imagine a creepy gas station attendant back down the road a little bit telling every passer …

Visualizing Emerson’s Words

This is the Poetry Art assignment calling for a visual landscape to be applied to the text of a poem to better explain its meaning. It’s a three point assignment.

I’ve been reading Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Nature as of late, so I decided to pull a quote from there as …

Poetry Art


So for my poetry art I decided to dedicate my poster to the development of my noir character. I chose a poem that would fit him as a character as well as his timeline. The poem is “Stopping by Woods on a Snowing Evening” by Robert Frost. The poem …

Seeing Light Through the Darkness

When scrolling through the assignment bank this week, I didn’t have to look far in order to find one that piqued my interests.  I’ve mentioned before that I’ve had to read a lot of children’s books, being a father.  So I immediately thought of those books, and how my child …

The Swing

I really like how pictures can influence what words mean to a person. One of the visual assignments that I did was Poetry Art worth 3 stars. The poem that I picked was one that has always been a favorite of mine from my childhood. The picture that I chose …

Poetry Art

(3 stars)
I found this poem awhile ago on tumblr and it really spoke to me. Emotions for me are hard to explain. I know what I am feeling, but when it comes time to explain it with words my mind goes blank.

The Street Girl


Time was when I’d gladly have listened,
Before I was tainted with shame,
But it wouldn’t be fair to you honey;
Men laugh when they mention my name.Back there on the farm in Nebraska,
I might have said yes to you then,
But I thought the world was a…

Having A Coke With You

“Having A Coke With You” by Frank O’ Hara is a poem that reminds me of traveling and summertime simplicity and being simply enamored and captured by the person in front of you.

What’s In A Name?

“Having A Coke With You” by Frank O’ Hara is a poem that reminds me of traveling and summertime simplicity and being simply enamored and captured by the person in front of you.

Having A Coke With You.

When I thought of which poem I wanted to turn into a poster per request of this three-star visual assignment, my mind immediately shot to “Having A Coke With You” by Frank O’ Hara. It is a poem that reminds me of traveling and summertime simplicity and being simply …

Golden Art Poetry

3 Stars

I choose this poem because it is one that I have liked for a long time, and is one of the first poems I even memorized. I love Robert Frost’s work. For the background art I knew I would need two different extremes… life and death, spring and …

Dust of Snow

I was really excited to do the Poetry Art Visual Assignment for three stars. In general, I don’t really care for poetry. Reading Pablo Neruda in high school was a painful and embarrassing experience. However, I have always had a soft spot for Robert Frost. I really love his poetry …

Nothing Gold Can Stay

I did the visual assignment about adding a poem to a picture that matches the idea behind the poem. First, I chose my poem which is Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost then I contemplated what picture I was going to use and I thought of the picture I …

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Tutorials So Far

Poetry Art Tutorial for Dummies

Welcome to the tutorial for the Poetry Art Assignment! This tutorial is titled Poetry Art Tutorial for Dummies because I will be using some very simple and easily accessible software to complete the assignment.

What you will need:

Microsoft Word (seriously)

Photo Editing software with a cropping feature. I …