Fifth assignment from Writing 201: Poetry
Day 5: Map, Ode, Metaphor
A Frozen Heart
Once a heart was frozen
From the past who stole the future
Longing for love like before
Until a sin was forgiven
By the weary heart of hope
Like a blind who depends from his grope
Then a frost of heart melts in time
And sadly was covered with a soft lime
So loss from its grip and became so fragile
Yet became more vigilant and agile
Until this frozen heart found its future
Hopefully, a love which she longing even before
Gosh! I’m not sure if I bashed the three requirements. I love the guys who gave this prompt! 🙂 . They made me sleep too late. It’s getting harder and harder, yet it’s getting more exciting and more challenging.
Checkout my daily poem:
Day 4: Imperfect Perfection
Day 2: Life as a Gift
Day 1: Justice for a Chick
Terms introduced by Writing 102: Poetry.
Check Poetry Foundation for more poetic terms.
- Ode-is a laudatory poem celebrating a person, an object, a place, etc. In the past, odes followed strict formal requirements — like the (Greek) Pindaric ode or the (Latin) Horatian ode. These days (and for quite some time), odes can come in all forms and sizes — it’s the subject matter that tends to distinguish a poem as an ode.
- Metaphor-brings together two terms that aren’t normally connected, yet make sense once they are (its greek roots mean “to carry over”). Unlike its less subtle cousin, the simile, metaphors don’t need connectors like “as” and “like” to link the two things together. They just smash them into each other and hope for the best.
- Enjambment – It may sound like a mouthful. But what it describes is a really simple phenomenon: when a grammatical sentence stretches from one line of verse to the next.
- Limericks – are traditionally composed of five lines of verse. The traditional rhyming scheme of a limerick is a a b b a — the first two lines rhyme, then the next two, and the final verse rhymes with the first couplet.
- Prose poetry– any piece of verse written using the normal typography of prose, while style maintaining elements of poetry, like rhythm, imagery, etc.
- Internal Rhyme – the poetic device on offer for your exploration today — should appeal to all poets. It adds a level of sonic complexity and playfulness without calling too much attention to itself the way end rhymes (i.e. rhymes appearing at the end of verses) do.
- Acrostic – A poem in which the first letter of each line spells out a word, name, or phrase when read vertically. See Lewis Carroll’s “A Boat beneath a Sunny Sky.”
- Simile – A comparison (see Metaphor) made with “as,” “like,” or “than.” In “A Red, Red Rose,”
- Haiku– A traditional Japanese form, now popular around the world. Normally (but not necessarily) composed of three lines of verse containing five, seven, and five syllables, respectively.
- Alliteration– The repetition of initial stressed, consonant sounds in a series of words within a phrase or verse line. Alliteration need not reuse all initial consonants; “pizza” and “place” alliterate. Example: “We saw the sea sound sing, we heard the salt sheet tell,” from Dylan Thomas’s “Lie Still, Sleep Becalmed.” Browse poems with alliteration.
*Terms and meanings credited to Poetry Foundation.
Thank you for reading. No quotes for today because I am so sleepy… 😀