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When Love Becomes Cold

Ninth assignment from Writing 201: Poetry

Day 9: Cold, Concrete Poetry, Epistrophe /Anaphora

When Love Becomes Cold


When love becomes cold

No sweet words to be told

No warm hands to hold

When love becomes cold

Pain becomes bold


When pain becomes bold

Emotions uncontrolled

Tears you can’t withhold

When pain becomes bold

Smile you can’t behold


When smile you can’t behold

Can’t appreciates the beauty of the world

Can’t see the person’s hearth’s precious gold

When smile you can’t behold

Love becomes cold…


I’m a bit sick this night. Gladly I still finished this task.

Head ache. Stiff neck. Cold. Rain. Gloomy room. Lonely room. Yawn. Locked jaw. Outch!!!

  • bad internet connection. Sigh.

Checkout my daily poem:

Day 8: Strange Flavour

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. Epistrophe -is its counterpart: the repeated words appear at the end of lines. Like most simple devices, though, the trick is in deploying them to their full effect. Repetition lends emphasis to words, adds weight, and leaves a deeper imprint in your readers’ memories. Think wisely about what it is you’re underlining.
  2. Anaphora- simply means the repetition of the same word (or cluster of words) at the beginning of multiple lines of verse in the same poem.
  3. Concrete Poetry– Generally speaking, any poem that’s typographically arranged to represent a specific shape (recognizable or not) is a concrete, or “shape” poem.
  4. Enumeration- its name might suggest, it basically means constructing a list, a successive enumeration of multiple elements in the same series.
  5. 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.
  6. Ballads- are dramatic, emotionally-charged poems that tell a story, often about bigger-than-life characters and situations.
  7. 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.
  8. Chiasmus- is essentially a reversal, an inverted crossing (it got its name from the greek letter chi – X).
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Prose poetryany piece of verse written using the normal typography of prose, while style maintaining elements of poetry, like rhythm, imagery, etc.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.”
  17. Simile – A comparison (see Metaphor) made with “as,” “like,” or “than.” In “A Red, Red Rose,”
  18. 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.
  19. 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.

when love becomes cold

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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.

17 thoughts on “When Love Becomes Cold

  1. Quite*

    Well is it just me or that Excel do sounds like a guy’s name.
    Well looks like u got with an amazing understanding guy… A perfect bf material…. Lmao…how about that? Haha


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