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My Soundless Groan: I AM PHILIPPINES

Tenth assignment from Writing 201: Poetry

Day 10: Pleasure, Sonnet, Apostrophe

My Soundless Groan: I AM PHILIPPINES


I posses an aesthetic visage

A home of vintage

My head always up high, for the

Purity I acquired

Humanity is always my priority

Integrity that I always deserves, because

Love I always preserves, then

Intolerant knocks my door

Pensive, yes I am

Powerless to overcome

Independence what my voiceless screamed for, coz I am

Nervous about my future

Egocentric, yes they are… please…

Save me from selfish damn!


Let a shallow woman talks: I am very proud that I lived in a wonderful place. A place which posses the marvelous beauty of nature. Despite of this blessed beauty that my country has, she silently groaning from the incurable disease –corruption.

After hearing the numerous numbers of candidates for President (53 candidates, if I’m not wrong), I can’t help myself to loss the devilish grin over my face. This was my first time that I heard that presidential position has 53 candidates. My heart dropped after I sank my thoughts about the possible reasons why we have this numerous candidates. People were so desperate for changes! How pity my country is. Obviously, my poor nation is on ill.

Updated: 10/17/15 – Total of 130 running for president (YahooNews)

Ok, too much for the drama. This is the last task for Writing201: Poetry. This class became a big part for my journey in poetry. I should say thank you WordPress- The Commons for this free short course and also to @ Ben Huberman and his colleagues. And of course to all friendly-gorgeous-gifted-funny-amazing poets out there, thank you for sharing and comments and likes and also thank you for friendship. Hope to see you in November class: Writing101: Finding Daily Inspiration.

Sounds dramatic again? Ok, let’s take it seriously funny (for me, it’s up to you). 🙂

As you can see my post was in acrostic form. Why? Simply because I am a late bloomer. Sounds fair? 🙂 . Honestly, on our second assignment, before I understood what’s an acrostic was, I’ve done making my poem. Therefore, I put an “optional” at the side of acrostic word. Save by the “optional”. 🙂 . I wish I hit the three requirements for this day; Pleasure, Sonnets and apostrophe. Have you seen the pleasure in poem? Let me make it bold: “It’s my pleasure to share what really I wanted to say for this day”. 😀

“Enjoy our Gift. God provides.”

-Jeanix Angel –

Day 9: When Love Becomes Cold

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 201: Poetry.

Check Poetry Foundation for more poetic terms.

  1. Sonnet – is normally composed of 14 lines of verse. There are several ways you can split your sonnet into stanzas (if you wish to), though the most common ones are 8-6 and 4-4-3-3. Likewise, if you decide to use rhyme in your sonnet, you can choose between various rhyming schemes, like ABAB BCBC CDCD EE, ABAB CDCD EFEF GG, or ABBA ABBA CDC DCD, among others.
  2. Apostrophe– can produce such a striking effect in a poem: it occurs when the speaker in the poem addresses another person or an object (usually personified) directly.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Concrete Poetry– Generally speaking, any poem that’s typographically arranged to represent a specific shape (recognizable or not) is a concrete, or “shape” poem.
  6. Enumeration- its name might suggest, it basically means constructing a list, a successive enumeration of multiple elements in the same series.
  7. 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.
  8. Ballads- are dramatic, emotionally-charged poems that tell a story, often about bigger-than-life characters and situations.
  9. 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.
  10. Chiasmus- is essentially a reversal, an inverted crossing (it got its name from the greek letter chi – X).
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Prose poetryany piece of verse written using the normal typography of prose, while style maintaining elements of poetry, like rhythm, imagery, etc.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.”
  19. Simile – A comparison (see Metaphor) made with “as,” “like,” or “than.” In “A Red, Red Rose,”
  20. 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.
  21. 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.

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂



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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