Emoticons are a way to use letters an punctuation to indicate emotions. The first recorded use is in a Stuart era poem. Write a poem about emotions that includes emoticons.
In 1648 by Robert Herrick, an English poet in his poem “To Fortune” included a smiley on the end of a line about smiling:
Tumble me down, and I will sit
Upon my ruins, (smiling yet:)
Write your own poem that includes emoticons for different emotions at appropriate places in your poem.
Here is my attempt at an emoticon poem
I am weary all the time (=_=)
Oh, how I wish I could feel fine (^_^)
Here are some example emoticons you might use:
:-) smiling, happy
:-( sad, unhappy
D:< horror, disgust
Japanese emoticons are the right way up rather than being on their side, and give more alternatives
(T_T) or (;_;) sad
Read the cs4fn article about Emoticons and Emotions