Atheist Exile's Blog – April 2009 Archive (2)

Experiment in alliteration

Unlike the previous 2 blog entries, this piece is NOT a word challenge response. It was inspired by the CSN&Y song, "Helplessly Hoping" (you can find the song in the MP3 player on my A|N page). The song, Helplessly Hoping", uses alliteration very effectively; the way it's supposed to be used. I, however, wondered how far one could take alliteration and still produce a meaningful piece.



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Added by Atheist Exile on April 12, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Word Challenge: Rhyming "-ation" 20 times

Writing prompts are a popular way to get aspiring poets to write SOMETHING. The following was a "writing prompt" word challenge, using 20 words that end with "ation". This particular prompt was a bit limiting: because of the "-ation" rhymes at the end of all lines, I had to write this poem in trochaic -- instead of iambic -- tetrameter. The "ation" sound is a trochee, not an iamb. Additionally, these 20 words range between 2 and 5 syllables apiece and complicates rhythm. The other constraint… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on April 11, 2009 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

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