Friday, 26 April 2013

April 26th, 2013 Poetry form = Terza Rima

Margaret Atwood said: "In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt." Agree or disagree?
Terza Rima: A type of poetry consisting of 10 or 11 syllable lines arranged in three-line "tercets". The rhyme scheme for this form of poetry is "aba bcb cdc, etc." The second line of each tercet sets the rhyme for the following tercet, and thus supplying the verse with a common thread, a way to link the stanzas. The only time the form changes is at the conclusion of the poem, where a single line that rhymes with the second line of the final tercet stands alone; the rhyme scene at the end of the poem looks like this: "xyx yzy z."

In spring, at the end of the day
You should smell like dirt
It is renewal, it is the only way

Fix, and tend what's been hurt
Dig beds for your future plants
Give them some water, just a squirt

Don't worry about the knees of your pants

This can go on forever but that is enough for now. The syllable count is off here and when I edit it for the book I will fix that but the basic form is correct according to the rules. Oh and in case you didn't catch it, I agree!

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