|A slice of the gorgeous meteorite Esquel, with its clasts of |
gem-like peridot (olivine). Meteorites are often studied by
Cosmochemists to learn more about the early Solar System.
Prompt #9: Write a poem that uses at least one word of jargon from a single discipline or source. Are you using this word to be more specific, that is, to better communicate an idea? Or are you using it to create a lack of understanding and distance? Is your use of jargon one that creates an air of authority or expertise around your poem? Is the language used to protect and shield, or to open and reveal? Consider these questions when crafting your poem.
For something more specific, and a little bit of fun, use a rhyme scheme in your poem where one or more jargon words are rhymed. Need some additional fun? When crafting your poem, use a discipline with which you are completely unfamiliar, so that is requires some research to write.
The fields of science fiction, horror, and fantasy have their own jargon. So perhaps I'll look there for a bit of inspiration, myself.
Did you use this or one of our other prompts? You can post your poem in our comments, if you like.
Prompts crafted by:
J.A. Grier, Senior Scientist and Education Specialist, Planetary Science Institute
Amy Grier, Managing Editor, Solstice Literary Magazine
Image Credits: Esquel CC 2.0 Wikimedia Commons