Sixth assignment from Writing 201: Poetry
Day 6: Faces, Found Poetry, Chiasmus
Adversities are part of life
Life adversities need to face
Whatever how hard is the case
Even the case makes hard to life.
Time comes you will learn
You learned at the right time
From the adversities you called “mine”
Ti’l you realize that it’s a best investment then.
Don’t be afraid when you face them
Let them afraid in you
Coz whatever these adversities will do
You know what to do to defeat them.
It’s so hard to look for words so I decided to make. And now it isn’t a “found words” anymore. It’s “made words”. 😀 . I am not also so sure about my poem! Gosh!
Checkout my daily poem:
Day 5: A Frozen Heart
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.
- Chiasmus- is essentially a reversal, an inverted crossing (it got its name from the greek letter chi – X).
- Found poem – is composed of words and letters you’ve collected — randomly or not — from other sources, whether printed, handwritten, or digital, and then (re)arranged into something meaningful.
- 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 guys. Good luck for this assignment! It’s getting crunchier and crunchier. 😀 But we still need to face our assignment, whatever how hard is it.
“It’s hard to face the problem, if our problem is our face” 😀