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Twitter Trends Turned Lyrical Poetry

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Take a screenshot of the current Twitter Trends (on web) and use the words and hashtags to make a lyric or poem.

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Submissions So Far

Twitter Poetry Challenge

This assignment required me to create a poem from the trending topics on Twitter.

This poem is about my character, Folami Turay, and it helps to describe her powerful attitude and general aesthetic.


The #RoyalRumble sounds as she walks down the street. It’s not Valentine’s Day

but she …

Twitter Trends Turned Lyrical Poetry- “Chain Saw”

Here is my poem about the character I created, Billy “Saw” Steel, using the hottest Twitter Trends. It is called “Chain Saw”


If Billy Steel was an #NHLAllStar

It would be for his fists.

He’s tough as nails, and

He’d knock out Oliver Twist.


His family life’s a …

From Bev: Running Elections while falling in love



They sent me to Greece to monitor the problems
the problems with Syriza and Tsipras –
to make sure that the Greece Elections
weren’t going to fall apart, but

all I can do is listen and listen
to Ed Sheeran. Maybe it’s because
I don’t know if I …

This Poem Is Trending

The following text is a poem inspired by today’s trendiest Twitter topics, as seen in the image below:

Note: Please do not take this poem seriously.

(image captured on 1/24/15)


Forty five seconds was all it took

for Sarah Palin to accept her BET Honors award;

she waved it …

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Write out the history of your future life as if you were featured in a textbook. Make it about college life and what you want to pursue afterward!

Story Behind the Story 

Since I was 16 I have known what I wanted to do with my life. I …

He was supposed to be in Wilmington


As I combed through the aisles
of Walmart
for an Xbox. But I cannot stop thinking about that
Triangle that Wayne was holding yesterday. Why
was he holding it? What
was he doing with it? He was supposed to be
in Wilmington. He was supposed to …

Rap Trends and Orange Soda


This assignment really had my creative juices flowing. With twitter trends being something I check up on everyday, I thought it would be fun to write a poem that included the current trends. Well, writing this at around 10 pm gives you a lot of TV show trends….which are …

Those Were The Days

The Trending Topics that I used where mostly basketball related, as it was right after the Miami Heat got their 24th win in a row. I researched some general, popular knowledge about each topic, so that my poem made some sort of sense. Enjoy!

The Twitterbury Tales :


Con Houlihan had #10favouritecartoons                   
One was called #JanoskiansTwitcam
There he searched to find someone spectacular
like Serena Williams
to share his life.
As on the tennis circuit
endeavours fail
(There ar…

Hatchet Jack Gets an Idea!

Today is a big day! We have bunkhouse assignments and we are busy working on our bunkhouse name and gettin all situated! How exciting! I love this time of the year! I am like all unicorned out! I even had an idea for an assignment. There I was, staring at Twitter in my browser and …

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Tutorials So Far

Twitter Trends Turned Lyrical Poetry – A Tutorial

This may seem like an easy assignment however, rhyming and writing poetry can be difficult.  I am going to walk you through creating a poem, with a given topic, and even given words.


So first off, how do you check what is trending on twitter and screen shot it?!…