Level One

1. Evaluate drafts of poems in your "Work in Progress" file that seem suited to the dramatic mode. Revise them according to precepts learned in this chapter.

2. From your "Work in Progress" file, take drafts of poems from each of the Notebook exercises in the narrative and lyric chapters. Revise the narrative drafts into dramatic episodes and the lyric drafts into character studies, using techniques explained in this chapter. Compare drafts. Afterward in your journal discuss the experience and evaluate which transformation — narrative to dramatic episode, lyric to character study — was the most and least effective.

3. Select ideas from your "Idea File" that seem suited to a dramatic episode and to the character study and compose one of each.

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