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Strange Flavours

Eighth assignment from Writing 201: Poetry

Day 8: Flavor, Elegy, Enumeration

Strange Flavours

How your taste bud does responds?

From the taste of meals you had?

Craving for sweets? Savoury? Syrupy?

What about a sharp of bitter? Or Spicy?


How your heart does responds?

From the taste of love you had?

Does it giggled from sweetness? Caress?

What about from heartbreaks? Pains?


Now, how are you going to responds?

From the taste of life you had?

Embracing victory? Wealthy?

What about during failures? Frailty?


Strange flavour in meals

Ones tasted, not strange at all

Strange circumstances in cycle of life

Once experienced, it’s your profit at all!


I’m done. So sleepy. Almost one eye open. Just not to get absent. 🙂

Checkout my daily poem:

Day 7: Neighbour’s Party

Day 6: Facing Adversities

Day 5: A Frozen Heart

Day 4: Imperfect Perfection

Day 3: Perceiving Behind the Feather

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.

  1. Enumeration- its name might suggest, it basically means constructing a list, a successive enumeration of multiple elements in the same series.
  2. Elegy– originally requiring specific meters, nowadays elegies come in all shapes and sizes, though they are united by their (often melancholic) focus on loss and longing.
  3. Ballads- are dramatic, emotionally-charged poems that tell a story, often about bigger-than-life characters and situations.
  4. Assonance- is subtler than alliteration, but can have a profound cumulative effect on a poem, especially when the repeated sound resonates somehow with the topic you’re writing about.
  5. Chiasmus- is essentially a reversal, an inverted crossing (it got its name from the greek letter chi – X).
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Prose poetryany piece of verse written using the normal typography of prose, while style maintaining elements of poetry, like rhythm, imagery, etc.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.”
  14. Simile – A comparison (see Metaphor) made with “as,” “like,” or “than.” In “A Red, Red Rose,”
  15. 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.
  16. 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.

I am silent this night. No power at all… Lowbat on my own. 🙂



I am a simple girl who lives on a peaceful island in the Philippines. I am the passionate author of “The Tunnel of Thoughts” and my newly created blog "Miscellaneousjean". I simply love writing, just like you.

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