The Raven Game

This game was developed to present at the 2014 Computers & Writing 2014 at Washington State University. The presentation was entitled “Gamification in the English 1302 Classroom,” and it was written by Kim Davis and Jake Gebhardt. The game was designed to fit into a freshman composition class. The hope is that it will interest students and help them to engage more completely in the learning process. For more information about this game, visit http://grammarize.org/c-w-2014-at-wsu/.

The Hummingbird Minuet

By Kim Davis © 2006

I sat in the cool, still morning,

Gathering my thoughts;

Deciding whether to beseech or assault the day.

Humming filled the air

And called my eye

To the red liquid suspended in glass

From my porch roof.

A pair danced there;

Whether duel or duet was hard to tell.

Tiny rapiers thrust forward

They came together.

Buzz, buzz — too close, it seems.

Pause in perfect unison,

Sip the wine,

Then rise to dance again.