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Posts tagged ‘Rhyme’

Another Step Down the Road

Yeah, I seem to be writing a story told in verse as a succession of poems about these two guys … Another Step Down the Road    One foot in front of the other, under dark sky as I seek. The cold is becoming my lover and hunger an enemy to cheat.   I set […]

A Token for the Train

I love writing in rhyme, and I have a large number of poems lying around that rhyme. I’m especially fond of this one, which I’ve worked over a number of times.    A Token for the Train   I clatter down dim staircase to seek shelter from the rain, duck beneath a turnstile as I’m […]

A Series of Limericks: tips included

Limericks are not my strength. Try as I might, I cannot spin them off the top of my head. It took me all day to get two decent ones. If you’re not familiar with the form, I found a good guide on About.com by Grace Fleming: How to Write a Limerick. Here are a few […]

My Voice

I’ve been thinking about voice a lot lately. Voice, as in writer’s voice, what is it, where does it come from, what influences it. As a writer, I love words and word play, have a good knowledge of English grammar, can speak, read and write French well enough to carry on a conversation, read a […]

Taming the elusive Iamb

Note: In all of the following, I have indicated stressed syllables in bold. An iamb is a two-syllable metrical foot where the stress is on the second syllable: da dum A trochee is a two-syllable metrical foot where the stress falls on the first syllable: da dum Robert Frost’s poem, “Stopping By Woods on a […]

Lin’s Focus on Villanelle

Here is my first villanelle,  from 2009. I found it very interesting and challenging to work in a rhymed form instead of my usual free verse.  It was also a stretch to work to  a rhyming pattern, but I managed it. I hope to see some of your villanelles posted here! Love’s Progress – A […]

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