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Poem-A-Day for the Month of April - Day 19: Alliteration

Anna Arnett

Strive to simply structure your stanzas, sentences, syllables and such with the same or similar sound...
Day 19: Alliteration
Pick a letter and use it as often as possible throughout whatever style of poem you want.

Posted on Saturday, April 19, 2014 by Anna Arnett
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Poem-A-Day for the Month of April - Day 12: Tanka

Anna Arnett

Japanese poetry can sometimes confound a Western audience with sound units and syllables that seem... foreign to us (for lack of a better word). But this form has won the heart of many a Westerner...
Day 12: Tanka
The directions are easy to remember: 5–7–5–7–7 syllables.

Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2014 by Anna Arnett
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Poem-A-Day for the Month of April - Day 8: Cinquain

Anna Arnett

There are several forms of this Japanese poetry, each with something unique to offer...
Day 8: Cinquain
Today, we'll be writing a common form of cinquain, with 2-4-6-8-2 syllables per line.

Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by Anna Arnett
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Poem-A-Day for the Month of April - Day 7: If I Were

Anna Arnett

The hardest part is deciding what to long for...
Day 7: If I Were
Write "If I were" on the first line, start succeeding lines with "I'd" and join them together with "and" and the last line with "then".

Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014 by Anna Arnett
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