“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Hey everyone! Today’s form is the ‘Musette’, a short form that really makes you think about expressing your message as concisely yet effectively as possible. A ‘Musette’ consists of three tercets (stanzas of 3 lines), where the first and third lines of each stanza have 2 syllables each, and the second lines have 4 syllables each. The rhyme scheme for every stanza is a/b/a. Hope you enjoy my attempt!
In its clutches
Hopes only for
With dreams and life
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Hey everyone! Today’s form is the ‘Rhyming Alliterisen’, a form created by Udit Bhatia that is extremely entertaining both to read and to write. The Rhyming Alliterisen consists of 7 lines with 7 syllables each, and contains one alliteration in every line. The rhyme scheme follows the pattern of aabbccd. Hope you enjoy!
Note: When I was writing this poem, I completely forgot about the 7 syllables per line rule. Oops! 😛
The tranquil tinges of tropical paradise —
With fabulous foliage and nebulous gneiss,
Resembling the gorgeous Garden of Eden,
Featuring the lavish landscapes of Sweden,
With scenic sunsets and a spreading golden glow
Settling o’er the island in an opulent overflow —
Blissfully beckon to me in my dreams.
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You’ve got a ladder to climb.
Hey guys! A ‘parody’ is an imitation of another author’s work or characteristic style. Here’s a fun little parody I wrote on the popular nursery rhyme ‘Hush Little Baby’. Enjoy!
Hush little baby, you’ve got a lifetime
To make your way through the ladder climb.
And if that ladder is ever too steep,
Take a calm breath, and then make the leap.
And if that leap doesn’t land just right,
Grab on to the rungs and hold on tight.
And if those rungs start to give way,
Do not despair: you will be okay.
For, as long as I am here on Earth,
I will not let the world forget your worth.
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In the spirit of new beginnings and refreshing starts…
Hey everyone! How have you been? Today’s form is one type of ‘Florette’ (or apparently the ‘Essence’ poem), created by Emily Romano. It consists of two lines with six syllables each, and each line is composed of an end rhyme and an internal rhyme. To make up for yesterday, when I was too busy with my AP exams to post a poem, I have posted two ‘Florettes’ here back to back, on the topic of ‘New Horizons’. Hope you enjoy!
Horizons new hover…
Yet mere few discover.
New starts are refreshing;
Minds and hearts are meshing.
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The politics of the school bus…
Hey everyone! Today’s form is the ‘Duo-Rhyme’, which is extremely similar to the ‘Monorhyme’, except that it consists of essentially a rhyme within a rhyme. The ‘Duo-Rhyme’ consists of a single stanza of 10 or 12 lines, where the first and last couplets follow one rhyme, and the rest of the lines in the middle follow another. Each line is typically written in iambic tetrameter. This poem was written in a daze of reminiscence about my old school days. Hope you enjoy!
She sits near the front of the bus,
Fully aware of the lewd fuss
About the social ranking chain —
Back towards front, the glory wanes;
The kids at the back vainly reign
Over their frivolous domain —
She looks down at them in disdain,
Disbelieving of how insane
The pecking order appears… Plus,
School’s more than just a social lust.
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Hey Y’all! Today’s form is the ‘Monotetra’, a form composed of any number of quatrains, with each written in ‘Monorhyme’ (see Stagelike Thrills (Monorhyme)). Each line is written in tetrameter, or four metrical feet. The ‘bonus’, what makes this form so exciting, is that the last line contains the same two metrical feet repeated. Here’s my attempt at a ‘Monotetra’. Hope you enjoy!
With her gorgeous eyes and svelte frame,
Her coursework of highest acclaim,
The entire county knew her name…
Oh, what a dame! Oh, what a dame!
For her glory and fame they sought,
She was perfect, or so they thought —
She had no reason to be distraught;
But she was fraught… But she was fraught.
The secrets hidden in her soul,
The darkness that o’ertook control…
She felt like a convict on parole,
’Twas almost droll… ’Twas almost droll.
Her imperfections seized her mind,
Her flaws and faults troubling in kind;
Trapped within a bubble, resigned,
She felt confined… She felt confined.
But, after careful reflection,
She learned, upon introspection,
Imperfection is perfection!
True perfection… True perfection.
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Exams: To Hate or Not To Hate?
Hey everyone! Today’s form is the 7/5 Trochee, which consists of two or more quatrains, each with a syllable breakdown of 7/5/7/5 syllables per line, and a rhyme scheme of either abab or abcb. The meter is ‘Trochee’, which means alternating stressed and unstressed beats in each line, with each line beginning and ending in a stressed syllable. The 7/5 Trochee is a simple lyrical type little poem, so rhymes will be basic, nothing fancy. Hope you enjoy reading!
Why are exams so despised,
They are blessings in disguise…
They should be adored.
Tests and homework ain’t all bad,
Trust me on this one;
Rather, they leave me quite glad…
Pleasure when I’m done.
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