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  1. theoriginalmonsterman

    theoriginalmonsterman Pickle Contest Administrator Contributor

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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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  2. Spencer1990

    Spencer1990 Contributing Member Contributor

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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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    theoriginalmonsterman Pickle Contest Administrator Contributor

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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.
     
  4. LinnyV

    LinnyV Contributing Member

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    Poetry Style: Linnerick
    :whistle:
    ....
    Oh alright! You caught me!

    Poetry Style: Limerick - Dirty.
    :whistle:
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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....

    [​IMG]

    (Source: http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/screenshots/seasons/xalienabduction.gif.pagespeed.ic.UJ9QTiRDK-.jpg)
     
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    Unripe Plum Member

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    Poetry style: Sufi translation... you know like the Rumi stuff.
    Theme: silent disco.
     
  6. Selbbin

    Selbbin I hate you Contributor

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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.

    [​IMG]
    I don't know the photographer as it's a still, but it's from the film The Million Dollar Hotel by Wim Wenders.
     
  7. bonijean2

    bonijean2 Ancient Artists And Storytellers Rock

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    I agree with Selbbin. The avatar appears to have poetic potential.
     
  8. Amy Grace

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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.
     
  9. OJB

    OJB Contributing Member

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    Theme- Personal loss.

    Style: Poetry that uses Iambic Pentameter and/or Musical devices.
     
  10. RichardOgata

    RichardOgata Member Supporter

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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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    Theme- Tell me a story

    Style- Echo Verse poetry. <--- It's somewhat hard to do well, but can end up sounding amazing if done right.

    "Echo Verse is a poetic devise or writing technique rather than a verse form. Repetition is key, a word or two at the end of a line is repeated as the next line like an echo. The technique dates back to Ancient Greece. It also was popular during the Middle Ages, termed Chained Verse and sung by the troubadours of Provence France." -PMO



    Example-

    A Gentle Echo On Woman by Jonathan Swift

    Shepherd. What most moves women when we them address?
    Echo. A dress.
    Shepherd. Say, what can keep her chaste whom I adore?
    Echo. A door.
    Shepherd. If music softens rocks, love tunes my lyre.
    Echo. Liar.
    Shepherd. Then teach me, Echo, how shall I come by her?
    Echo. Buy her.
    When bought, no question I shall be her dear?
    Echo. Her deer.
    Shepherd. But deer have horns: how must I keep her under?
    Echo. Keep her under.
    Shepherd. But what can glad me when she's laid on bier?
    Echo. Beer.Shepherd.
    What must I do when women will be kind?
    Echo. Be kind.
    Shepherd. What must I do when women will be cross?
    Echo. Be cross.
    Shepherd. Lord, what is she that can so turn and wind?
    Echo. Wind.
    Shepherd. If she be wind, what stills her when she blows?
    Echo. Blows.
    Shepherd. But if she bang again, still should I bang her?
    Echo. Bang her.
    Shepherd. Is there no way to moderate her anger?
    Echo. Hang her.
    Shepherd. Thanks, gentle Echo! right thy answers tell
    What woman is and how to guard her well.
    Echo. Guard her well.
     
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