NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 8

(We are officially one week in, which means only a little over three weeks to go. I personally think it’s going well. Even though my poems definitely aren’t the best, I’m learning about different techniques and styles and rhythms, etc. Even though I took a class in college about poetry, I learned nothing about different types/terms of poetry, so I’m enjoying learning new terms way more than I enjoy writing the actual poem!)

Acrostic

(“An acrostic poem is a cryptographic form in which the first letter of each line spells out a word, often the subject of the poem or the name of the person to whom the poem is dedicated.”) (source)

(“Like most acrostic poems, this writing [A Valentine by Edgar Allan Poe] is made up of only one stanza and spells a phrase that is used to help convey the true meaning of the work. Each odd line rhymes in twos and the even lines sometimes rhyme or are imperfect rhymes.”) (source)

(It’s like a secret code! I’m totally in!)

Sunshine

Sunshine, please glitter over the frozen snow

Melting the cold with your warm glow

I cannot imagine a world without any sun

Like me without chocolate or my dog without fun

Every plant and tree and animal would die without

The light which comes from the heavens aloft

Oh, Sunshine, my friend, never leave us

Don’t turn your face away to leave behind darkness

Alone in the night we will stumble and fall

You only from the doom can save us all.

(Did you figure out the secret phrase? Let me know down in the comments! I’m still sick of winter—it’s currently snowing outside. However, I think I might love rhyming couplets…it reminds me of Dr. Seuss!)

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