NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 30 (Last Day!)

Sonnet ("A Sonnet is a poem consisting of 14 lines (iambic pentameter) with a particular rhyming scheme...A Shakespearean (English) sonnet has three quatrains and a couplet, and rhymes abab cdcd efef gg.") (source) (I'm doing the English version, as opposed to the Italian or French, which is a little different.) There once was a man … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 30 (Last Day!)

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 29

Tetractys ("Tetractys, a poetic form invented by Ray Stebbing, consists of at least 5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20). Tetractys can be written with more than one verse, but must follow suit with an inverted syllable count. Tetractys can also bereversed and written 10, 4, 3, 2, 1.") (source) … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 29

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 28

Sestina ("The sestina is a strict ordered form of poetry, dating back to twelfth century French troubadours. It consists of six six-line (sestets) stanzas followed by a three-line envoy. Rather than use a rhyme scheme, the six ending words of the first stanza are repeated as the ending words of the other five stanzas in … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 28

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 27

Triolet ("A Triolet is a poetic form consisting of only 8 lines. Within a Triolet, the 1st, 4th, and 7th lines repeat, and the 2nd and 8th lines do as well. The rhyme scheme is simple: ABaAabAB, capital letters representing the repeated lines.") (source) I Dream of Beaches I dream of beaches, bright and warm … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 27

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 26

Quinzaine ("The English word quinzaine come from the French word qunize, meaning fifteen. A quinzaine is an unrhymed verse of fifteen syllables. These syllables are distributed among three lines so that there are seven syllables in the first line, five in the second line and three in the third line (7/5/3). The first line makes a … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 26

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 25

Villanelle ("A Villanelle is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa. The first and the third lines in the first stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem, and appear together in the last couplet (last two lines).") (source) (This type of poem was also … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 25

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 24

Lanturne ("The Lanturne is a five-line verse shaped like a Japanese lantern with a syllabic pattern of one, two, three, four, one.") (source) (Not sure how these look like a Japanese lantern...but I'll go for it.) The Moon Moon shines on a dark earth showing what we hide. (So short...this took literally two minutes to … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 24

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 23

(One week left!!!! I'm happy I did this challenge, but boy will I be thrilled when I'm done with it! I enjoy poetry, but it's certainly not my preferred forte.) Fable ("A fable is a poetic story composed in verse or prose with a moral summed up at the end. Usually using animals as characters … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 23

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 22

Quatern ("A Quatern is a sixteen line French form composed of four quatrains. It is similar to the Kyrielle and the Retourne. It has a refrain that is in a different place in each quatrain. The first line of stanza one is the second line of stanza two, third line of stanza three, and fourth … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 22

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 21

Pantoum ("The pantoum consists of a series of quatrains rhyming ABAB in which the second and fourth lines of a quatrain recur as the first and third lines in the succeeding quatrain; each quatrain introduces a new second rhyme as BCBC, CDCD. The first line of the series recurs as the last line of the … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 21