• Digital Storytelling

    Happiness. Euphoria. Joy.

    For my final assignment this week, I chose to do “Emotional Lyrics” from the DS106 Assignment Bank. I really wanted to do this assignment because music has always been a big part of my life, and something that brings me great joy. Because of this, I decided “happiness” would be the emotion I’d use to pick the songs I’s like to share. However, “euphoria” and “joy” and close descriptors of this feeling as well. One thing I’d like to point out about this assignment is how hard it is to pick just three songs to talk about. As I said, music is something that makes me extremely happy and has…

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    Birds of the Alphabet

    For this assignment I decided to do something a bit challenging and poetic. The assignment I chose was “A Story In Alphabet” from the DS106 Assignment Bank, which has you create a story using every letter of the alphabet in order. I wanted to take is a step further by creating a poem. I was inspired by artwork I have seen for the Persian poem “The Conference of the Birds.” I wanted to make a simple descriptive poem that included as many birds as possible with words describing them. However, choosing this assignment made that process even harder since I had to use the letters of the alphabet in order.…

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    A Poet’s Love Lost

    After exploring the DS106 Assignment Bank, I decided to try my hand at the “Poem Parody” assignment. The poem I chose to parody was Emily Dickinson’s “Because I could not stop for Death – (479)”, which I have included in the right-hand column below, while my parody version is located in the left-hand column below. Though my parody turned out to be more morbid than I originally intended, I still wanted to share it since the theme of Dickinson’s original poem is death and I pretty much turned her poem into a narrative about a husband abandoning his family. Not exactly humorous at first glance, but I do find something…