NaPoWriMo: Poem –  Dictionary Type – Rondeau – ” Prosody with Poetic Justice” 


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And now for our prompt (optional, as always). Today, I challenge you to find, either on your shelves or online, a specialized dictionary. This could be, for example, a dictionary of nautical terms, or woodworking terms, or geology terms. Anything, really, so long as it’s not a standard dictionary! Now write a poem that incorporates at least ten words from your specialized source. Happy writing!

Please see NaPoWriMo for more information. For this challenge I’m using A Glossary of Literary Terms, 8e. by M.H. Abrams. This is probably not the latest edition but in whatever edition, it is an extremely useful book for writing. 

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Dues ex Machina, end the scene,

The god’s of Mythe choose, fate of dreams,

A simile using like or as gleams.

Resolve plot, in Ivory Towers,

Removed from everyday life using power,

Not caring that the little guy, still bleeds.

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Perhaps, Malapropism proceeds,

Change the word, to one it resembles.

Comic effect, makes us laugh, howl.

Prosody with Poetic Justice.

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Metaphysical Poets in their dreams,

Poetic style, John Donne revealed,

Figurative Language poet’s power,

Organizing poetic process, cower, 

Complicated way to think, I believe.

Prosody with Poetic Justice.

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Writing 201 – Acrostic/Simile – Shaded


So, you cover your eyes and hide behind lies like a man under duress 

Holding the darkness to you as a dress which you wear when you decide,

Attacking the world with your sins and persuasions; you are like a broken soldier.

Dancing back from the battle lines, a coward whose scared and full of shame

Either you act as a man and throw your heart out into the battle or you look ahead,

Decide that the world is not just a gift to you, it doesn’t work like you ordered it –you are the gift to the world and must decide how you will help your fellow man.