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by glorybee
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--RHYME SCHEME
Replies: 25
Views: 22923

Loren, I believe you have a poet's heart. That was incredibly moving.
by glorybee
Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--RHYME SCHEME
Replies: 25
Views: 22923

Lovely, Verna!

I share your sentiments, 100% This is the best site ever, with unbeleivable talent abounding. I'm particularly in awe of good poets--as I said, I've tried a few poems, but it's HARD WORK.
by glorybee
Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--RHYME SCHEME
Replies: 25
Views: 22923

Oh, please try again, Verna! You're a wonderful poet!
by glorybee
Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:38 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--RHYME SCHEME
Replies: 25
Views: 22923

Chrissy--how wonderful to see you stop by here! Welcome!

That's a gorgeous poem, Chrissy, so full of peaceful and serene images. The abab rhyme scheme seems very natural here. Thanks for sharing it with us!
by glorybee
Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--RHYME SCHEME
Replies: 25
Views: 22923

Oh, Carol! That's so beautiful! Love the abbab rhyme scheme...in an unusual rhyme scheme like that, the ear doesn't necessarily "anticipate" the upcoming rhyme, but when it encounters one, it's a delightful little gift. And as a fellow music lover, I really enjoyed the gorgeous metaphor. Really, rea...
by glorybee
Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--RHYME SCHEME
Replies: 25
Views: 22923

Thanks, Holly, for your very well-contructed acrostic with a unique aaabbbcccddd rhyme scheme.

If you all haven't read it yet, stop in and take a look at Holly's poem--it's got one awesome kicker!
by glorybee
Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:26 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--RHYME SCHEME
Replies: 25
Views: 22923

Gerald, your limerick is so delightful! As for your "chain rhyme" poem--beautifully and tenderly written. I love that the 4th line of each stanza, in addition to introducing a new rhyme, also varies the meter, causing the reading to stop for a moment to sink it in. The subject--heartbreaking. We are...
by glorybee
Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--RHYME SCHEME
Replies: 25
Views: 22923

Jan's Master Class--RHYME SCHEME

Rhyme scheme is the pattern of rhyming words at the ends of the lines in a poem. It’s indicated by assigning letters to sets of rhyming words. This won’t be a very long lesson, as rhyme scheme is a fairly simple concept—but as usual, I’ll be encouraging you to break out of old habits, to stretch, t...
by glorybee
Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for USA
Replies: 29
Views: 14991

I love it when Joanne gives a whoo hoo to herself. That's just the cutest thing!
by glorybee
Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for USA
Replies: 29
Views: 14991

Cleo, the Editor's Choice entries are those that received the top 10 scores (regardless of level). These are eventually compiled into a book that has the "theme" of the quarter.
by glorybee
Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for USA
Replies: 29
Views: 14991

Gotta give a special shout-out to Sonya Leigh, very new to the Challenge and already making a huge impression, and to Steve Fritchen, tops in Beginners in only his 2nd (I think) entry.

Way to go, new people!
by glorybee
Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--REPETITION
Replies: 38
Views: 33848

Thanks, Yvonne! The repetition of "Have you ever..." work very well in this poem.

Glad you're back!
by glorybee
Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--REPETITION
Replies: 38
Views: 33848

Yvonne, the prose in that introduction is quite lovely, very lyrical, and with excellent utilization of repetition. Thanks so much!
by glorybee
Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--REPETITION
Replies: 38
Views: 33848

Jodie, I've got to disagree with you about your repetition of "She" in that first poem. It's charming, and adds to the mood of your poem. And the other one is called a "sestina"--a very difficult poetic form! You did a great job with it. I really liked what you said about the repetition of those wor...
by glorybee
Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--REPETITION
Replies: 38
Views: 33848

Oh Loren, I remember that one so well! What an awesome, beautiful piece of writing, and the repetition is a big part of that.

How did you feel once you'd written it? Did it feel to you like you'd done something very fine?

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