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    Announcement ~Poetry Contest -- Themes/Styles Suggestion Thread~

    Discussion in 'Bi-Weekly Poetry Contest' started by theoriginalmonsterman, Oct 2, 2016.

    Have an idea for a theme or style for an upcoming poetry contest? Post it in here, and it may be chosen! Feel free to post as many as you like, but don't spam the thread. If somebody already suggested something don't suggest the exact same thing. It won't increase the chances of it being picked.

    Different Suggestions --

    Worded Theme - Post a word or phrase for the theme.

    Picture Theme - Post an image of any sort with the included artist's name for the theme.

    Poetry Style - Post a type of style for a poetry contest. Examples: Sonnet, Haiku, Ballad, and so on. Please include information on the type of style if it's something that's not too well known. Some different styles will have multiple variations, and if that's the case include the style then do a dash, then write down then specifications of the style. Example: Sonnet - Shakespearean
    DON'T MAKE UP YOUR OWN STYLE! I WILL KNOW! :supermad::supertongue:
     
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    Just curious, how are we defining a sonnet? There are multiple versions with varying structure.

    Are we doing just three quatrains and a couplet? Or are we doing the rhyme scheme and meter of, say, a Shakespearean sonnet?

    Or is all of that up to the person making the suggestion?
     
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    That is a good point. I suppose post the type of style and then include any specifications that may come along with it, so if it's a sonnet post sonnet and then include a dash with the specifications next to it.
     
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    Poetry Style: Linnerick
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    Oh alright! You caught me!

    Poetry Style: Limerick - Dirty.
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    Not a style? PG forum? Hmmph!

    Poetry Style: Limerick
    :agreed:

    I couldn't find a decent Alien abduction/Space inspired image, so why not a Sim's inspired one....

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    (Source: http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/screenshots/seasons/xalienabduction.gif.pagespeed.ic.UJ9QTiRDK-.jpg)
     
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    Poetry style: Sufi translation... you know like the Rumi stuff.
    Theme: silent disco.
     
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    The image ones are great.

    This may be weird, but I'm going to suggest my avatar*, which is my favorite image of all time (mainly for sentimental reasons), because I think it has lots of potential for variety:

    *And I promise I won't enter.

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    I don't know the photographer as it's a still, but it's from the film The Million Dollar Hotel by Wim Wenders.
     
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    I agree with Selbbin. The avatar appears to have poetic potential.
     
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    How about Sherlock Holmes for a theme? You know: murder, mystery, and seemingly insignificant details.

    The style should be anything with strict rhyme and/or syllable rules (like Sonnet, Haiku, Tyburn, etc.) so that creating the poem is almost like a puzzle.
     
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    Theme- Personal loss.

    Style: Poetry that uses Iambic Pentameter and/or Musical devices.
     
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    Well since the holidays are coming soon...

    Theme: Christmas
    Style: Found Poetry from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"
     
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    Theme: Depth or sorrow?
    Style: Epitaph
    Definition of Epitaph

    An epitaph is a commemorative inscription on a tomb or mortuary monument written in praise, or reflecting the life, of a deceased person.

    And that's a real thing, but I don't know if is good for a poetry style, cause I dont think it is one.

    I dont know wether this would be counted as a style for poetry, but I was hoping it would. I would think it would be cool. Everyone's poem could be like a gravestone inscription, just one line, or like a funeral speech.

    And maybe for a picture, it could be a picture of a deseasced person and we write something reflecting their life, or something that could go on their tombstone.

    Idk wether its good but I try. :D
     

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