A found poem from “The Great Gatsby” and “Passing,” analyzing the role of women in regards to the American Dream.
This began as a final project for my American Literature class. I find that writing in the style of a pre-existing work relieves the pressure of perfection from myself, letting me focus solely on the actual writing I want to create.
Alice Rosenberg is a 14-year-old writer who keeps track of all of her ideas in one of her many, many notebooks. She loves rainy days, poetry collections and forget-me-nots. Her bedroom walls are filled with magazine cutouts and other paraphernalia she has collected over the years. Her favorite word is "opia," which is the ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable.