NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 20

Ottava Rima ("A Ottava Rima is a poem written in 8-line octives. Each line is of a 10 or 11 syllable count in the following rhyme: one octive poem abababcc; two octive poem abababcc, dededeff; three octive poem abababcc, dededeff, ghghghii...so on and so on") (source) A Lonely Drive That empty road on which I … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 20

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 19

Diamante ("A Diamante is a seven-lined contrast poem set up in a diamond shape. The first line begins with a noun/subject, and second line contains two adjectives that describe the beginning noun. The third line contains three words ending in -ing relating to the noun/subject. The forth line contains two words that describe the noun/subject … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 19

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 18

Septolet ("The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.") (source) Push and Pull Cold ocean strikes the grainy sand gently. Bitter winds pull strong waves away again. (Yep...this poem is pretty darn … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 18

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 17

Minute Poetry ("The Minute Poem is rhyming verse form consisting of 12 lines of 60 syllables written in strict iambic meter. The poem is formatted into 3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff.") (source) Food A precious gift it is to eat roast duck and beef … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 17

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 16

Nonet ("A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc... until line nine finishes with one syllable. It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional.") (source) Ode to Shakespeare There was once a man who composed plays Of love, revenge, … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 16

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 14

Naani ("Naani is one of Indian's most popular Telugu poems. Naani means an expression of one and all. It consists of 4 lines, the total lines consists of 20 to 25 syllables. The poem is not bounded to a particular subject. Generally it depends upon human relations and current statements. This poetry was introduced by … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 14

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 13

Palindrome Poetry ("Also Known as Mirrored Poetry. A palindrome, by definition, is a word, phrase, verse, sentence, or even poem that reads the same forward or backward.") (source) Water and Ice Flickering lights Dancing crystal water Cold turns warm Ice becomes water Season changes time ~mirror~ Time changes season Water becomes ice Warm turns cold … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 13

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 12

Tongue Twister Poetry ("A Tongue Twister poem is made up of lines/verses that are hard to say when read aloud by using similar consonant sounds in succession (use of alliteration). In other words, the poem ties your tongue into knots. This form does not require end or internal rhyme.") (source) Ssssssss...Say That Ten Times Faster! … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 12

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 11

Rondelet ("The Rondelet is a French form consisting of a single septet with two rhymes and one refrain: AbAabbA. The capital letters are the refrains, or repeats. The refrain is written in tetra-syllabic or dimeter and the other lines are twice as long - octasyllabic or tetrameter.") (source) (examples at the source, if you understood … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 11