Monthly Archives: April, 2016

NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 28

From Chris Jarmick: Weather Terms. Go to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Page glossary of weather terms (a to z glossary) Pick some words and phrases to include in the poem you write today -use at least 4 words or phrases. Ablation Depletion of snow and ice by melting and evaporation. Derecho …

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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 27

Parody! Write a parody of a form, rhyming poem, or popular song. Take a poem or song lyric and write a humorous parody of it. From Emily Dickinson’s Funny — to be a Century — Serious — to be a decade — And see the Poodle — moving on — You — should live in …

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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 26

From Chris Jarmick: What the heck… let’s write a Tongue Twister. The idea is that similar consonant sounds and alliteration put together creates word streams that are difficult to say out loud quickly. No form or rhyme necessary but try to write a real tongue twister of a poem….. The porter teleported to the lamppost …

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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 25

From Chris Jarmick: Write a PAP (a Personal Acrostic Poem)! Acrostic Poetry is where the first letter of each line spells a word, usually using the same words as in the title. So for the PAP… Spell out your name (first and last… or one or the other) and reveal something about yourself in the …

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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 24

Day 24 already! Where has the month gone? This is from Chris Jarmick: Word Mashup Poem Write an 8 line (or longer) poem that has at least 2 mashup words (4 would be even better). Mashup words means you put two words together that normally would not ever be put together and may in your …

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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 23

From Chris Jarmick: Loop Poetry is a poetry form created by Hellon. Familiar to other forms, but certainly an interesting variation and not difficult to learn and try. What’s a Loop Poem? Click here to get the rules and see examples or go here: http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/looppoetry.html abcb end rhymes, as many stanzas as you wish, last …

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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 22

Chris Jarmick and I had the same idea, inspired by the untimely death of Prince. Use several titles of Prince songs in your poem. At least 5 in a 10 line poem… 6 in a 12 line poem or as many as you’d like… While My Guitar Gently Weeps Let’s Pretend We’re Married I Hate …

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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 21

From Chris Jarmick: Here’s a micro-poetry challenge. 140 characters maximum like Twitter. Spaces count. Maximum 28 characters (including spaces per line). Can you do a five line poem that has 28 characters per line? Can you do a 10 line poem that has 14 characters per line? Can you mix the two like this for …

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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 20

Cascade, a form created by Udit Bhatia, is all about receptiveness, but in a smooth cascading way like a waterfall. Basically the lines from the first stanza become the last lines of all subsequent stanzas in the same order. So the number of stanzas is determined by the number of lines in the first stanza. …

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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 19

Although a little late. No you are not going crazy, the crows really are talking about you. Write a poem which describes a conversation crows have while observing human behavior. there are more of them every Spring I wonder what they taste like my grandmother had one once after two groups of ’em got together …

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