This is the original assignment. I chose this for a fun, new learning activity that does not include our 80s theme from the assignment bank. This writing assignment basically asked me to take my favorite fairytale and create a Haiku that will allow the reader to read it and guess what fairytale it is. This assignment was fun because I have not made a Haiku in a long time. I actually forgot what consisted of creating a Haiku, so I had to look it up and it is made up of three sentences with the first and last line having five syllables and the middle having seven syllables. If you have not figured out what my Haiku is revealing, it is the fairytale movie Shrek, describing Fiona. Fiona is a princess that is beautiful and loving, but comes night fall, she turns into an ogre just like Shrek. In Shrek’s eyes, Fiona was still a beautiful princess when she turned into an ogre. The way I worded my Haiku is the way Shrek views Fiona.
I used Canva to create this project. I decided to make the background a beautiful view of the rolling hills that look healthy with their green grass. I chose this background because the color green is what the ogre green looks like on Shrek and Fiona. Also, I chose this image to represent Fiona’s outer beauty and there are also strange things that happen within those hillsides at night just like Fiona when night fall comes. This project has to do with digital storytelling because I had to create and write my own Haiku and then publish it on the Internet. I used to things, writing and a platform to create the project. I found this assignment interesting because I had to come up with what to write and then had to finish it out by creating something to help establish and elaborate my Haiku. The background image I used helped my Haiku have a deeper meaning, it was not just a randomly selected image.
I chose the fairytale movie Shrek for my work because it is one of my all time favorite disney movies. I thought of some other fairytales but I saw this image of the rolling green hills and for some reason I pictured Shrek and Fiona running freely together over the hills. This image took me into the Shrek movie, not where Shrek lives, but when he and Fiona walk back from the castle after he saves her. The scenery around them is beautiful and this image reminded me of it. Overall, I had a fun time creating this assignment. It was defiantly more challenging than it sounded for me.