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Offline 510bhan

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Poetry Challenge #135
« on: March 15, 2016, 05:24:11 PM »
Okay -- you get to choose your topic but whatever you choose should display a dominance of either feminine or masculine sounds, not necessarily rhymes. You could write a 'soft' topic with feminine sounds or provide a stark contrast to the subject material by giving it a hard masculine slant. Or the other way round. Have fun.

Bit of an idea here: http://www.frostfriends.org/sounddevices.html
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/glossary-term/rhyme

Entries should be sent to me by PM with Poetry Challenge in the subject line, please.

You have until 11.59 pm on Friday 25th of March to submit your entries. :) :) :)
« Last Edit: March 24, 2016, 03:14:58 PM by fire-fly »

Offline Catherine F

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Re: Sticky: Poetry Challenge #135
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2016, 08:09:30 AM »
Now this is a difficult one for me! In french we do not stress syllables as you do in english.

 I was wondering, has it anything to do with the number of syllables? 2 and more= feminine, 1 =masculine?

 An occasion for me to learn something anyway   ;D

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Re: Sticky: Poetry Challenge #135
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2016, 08:50:01 AM »
Not so much the number of stressed syllables as how those syllable sounds are put together.

Think of assonance and consonance, long vowels tend to have softer/feminine sounds and short vowels and hard consonants have a harsher/masculine sound.

an illusion oozing golden jewels <<<<mainly soft/feminine

the sight captured rapturous delight <<<< mainly hard/masculine

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Re: Sticky: Poetry Challenge #135
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2016, 11:14:03 AM »
Hoping to come out of political obscurity just to enter  ;D

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Re: Sticky: Poetry Challenge #135
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2016, 03:59:57 PM »
Not so much the number of stressed syllables as how those syllable sounds are put together.

Think of assonance and consonance, long vowels tend to have softer/feminine sounds and short vowels and hard consonants have a harsher/masculine sound.

an illusion oozing golden jewels <<<<mainly soft/feminine

the sight captured rapturous delight <<<< mainly hard/masculine

Thank you for your help. I've also followed your links. I'm afraid I'll have to give up that one, too hard for me. I couldn't produce something "showable"  ;D

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Re: Sticky: Poetry Challenge #135
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2016, 06:47:01 PM »
Catherine - remember, its all anonymous unless yours is the winner, in which is case it is showable. 8)

I can't tell you how many dogs I've submitted, which, thankfully, have remained anonymous. ;D

Only Sio knows, because she hosts every other Challenge. ;D

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Re: Sticky: Poetry Challenge #135
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2016, 03:35:54 AM »
Catherine - remember, its all anonymous unless yours is the winner, in which is case it is showable. 8)

I can't tell you how many dogs I've submitted, which, thankfully, have remained anonymous. ;D

Only Sio knows, because she hosts every other Challenge. ;D

I'll train with my door closed and I'll see what comes out... (and I'm sure mine are not that anonymous due to my french "accent" :D, but I don't mind)
Thank you for the encouragement.

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Re: Sticky: Poetry Challenge #135
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2016, 05:01:36 PM »
Sure just do it for the craic. ;)


First entry in. Thank you. :)