Topic Seven: Toy Car Project


The poem “she bring Brand” by e.e. cummings describes an awkward but exciting metaphor of driving a car through Boston in the 60’s. Cummings description of “giving her the juice” and the “slipped up the clutch” line gives the way he’s feeling and his actions when driving the car.

The other poem “Coming Home, Detroit, 1968” by Philip Levine describes the narrator driving his car to work through the city of Detroit during the time of the race riots. He describes his day to work on a Tuesday during the winter, he views the burnt buildings in the city, the dingy streets filled with papers and signs left from the riots. He also receives some flashbacks of how Detroit once was before the riots and industrialization; describing the snowstorm with bears, wolves and wolverines.

Image Ideas: 

The Idea would be creating the right portraits for the two poems, the picture of the toy car in the right lighting, a 1:1 or 2:1 lighting would create a poetic approach to the toy car photos to add concepts of the poems were shooting for.



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