January 19, 20201
- After reading the dictionary, or denotative, meaning of the word Justice, spend five minutes freewriting about the connotative meaning of justice.
- Write a list or a paragraph exploring types of Justice.
- Make another list of objects you associate with Justice.
- Then write a list of emotions that are associated with the idea of Justice.
- Read over your lists and freewrites selecting words and phrases to incorporate into a poem or story; compose your poem or story.
- “Justice, Come Down” by Minnie Bruce Pratt
- “Cuba, 1962” by Ai
- “At the Closed Gates of Justice” by James D. Corrothers
January 21, 2021
- Write for five minutes about a moment in your life that you did something you know was wrong.
- Write for another five minutes about a moment in your life that you did something that you know was the right thing to do even when others disagreed or you really didn’t want to do it.
- Write for five minute about a time when you or someone you know was wrongfully accused or punished for an act.
- Explore these freewrites and, after looking over the poems below, write a poem or a story about justice, injustice, confession, or some combination of those topics.