Have students write each letter of the alphabet in list form on a piece of paper. While they look closely at the work of art, have them write a descriptive word that starts with each letter. Encourage students to use their most flourishing and precise vocabulary. If they get stuck, place them in pairs and then groups to flesh out the list. This exercise can be used as a warm-up for writing a poem or short story to spark inspiration and fuel creativity.

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