Day four in the WP Ten Day Poetry Challenge and we are tasked to write a poem which include similes. Always up for a challenge I dedicated this nonsense poem to the humble simile.
Why is poetry so exclusive?
It’s meaning to Joe Bloggs, elusive,
like a crossword of cryptic clues.
A jigsaw puzzle in shades of blues
like the sky on a cloudless day.
The simile shows us the way
like a random signpost in a maze
for readers left bemused and in a daze
as they clutch at metaphor straws–
the meaning, hidden behind layered doors.
Oh simile you have such style.
Please, my friend, PLEASE dally awhile
so Joe Bloggs can enjoy the verse.
And poets, please try not to be too diverse.
We are mere mortals don’t you know;
sometimes ‘tell’ is as good as ‘show’.
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Day three in the WP Ten Day Poetry Challenge and we are tasked to write an acrostic poem.
Often opaque in delivery
Tormenting – testing – teasing
Yet, sublimely addictive.
According to the young writers poetry website
An acrostic poem is a type of poetry where the first, last or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase. The most common and simple form of an acrostic poem is where the first letters of each line spell out the word or phrase.
Alliteration – Gossip Goblins
Day two in the WP Ten Day Poetry Challenge and we are tasked to write a poem using alliteration.
Alliteration in italics
The gossip goblins with
their prying eyes
swoop then screech to share
who share with shells
who bathe in shallow waters
then whisper with passing whales:
What chance the minnow?
Weary wave changes channel with the tide
Seagulls go fishing
Alliteration – according to Wikipedia
Alliteration is a stylistic literary device identified by the repeated sound of the first letter in a series of multiple words, or the repetition of the same letter sounds in stressed syllables of a phrase.“Alliteration” is from the Latin word littera, meaning “letter of the alphabet”…
Alliteration narrowly refers to the repetition of a letter in any syllables that, according to the poem’s meter, are stressed, as in James Thomson‘s verse “Come…dragging the lazy languid Line along”. Another example is “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers”.
Alliteration can also add to the mood of a poem. If a poet repeats soft, melodious sounds, a calm or dignified mood can result. If harsh, hard sound are repeated, on the other hand, the mood can become tense or excited.