Monthly Archives: November 2011

Strike That, Reverse It


The title of today’s post is one of my favorite lines from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory – the 1971 Gene Wilder version, as seen here.  Wonka says this just after the golden-ticket winners enter the factory, before they … Continue reading

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Odes Are Oh So Awesome


Recently, I’ve had odes on the brain.  I wrote this particular one about two weeks ago as an extra assignment for our poetry section in class and I turned it in for credit but didn’t use it in my portfolio.  … Continue reading

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And Now For Something Completely Different


NaNoWriMo has not been going as planned.  In fact, to be painfully honest, it hasn’t been going at all.  In some ways, I feel I have failed because I told so many people about it and how interested I was … Continue reading

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Practice in Repetition: A Pantoum

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For the third poem, we were given the option of writing a villanella, pantoum, or sestina – all of which deal in repetition, either with specific words or entire lines.  The pantoum contains four or more quatrains (four-line stanzas) and … Continue reading

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A Shakespearean Sonnet for Winter


After talking with some friends and family, I have thought more about the reasons I started this blog.  Most importantly, I want it to be a place I can share my creative experiments and get feedback; but I also see … Continue reading

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Word Game in a Poem


This blog has been in the works for over a year – initially, I planned on discussing my experiences with Greek and Latin here, which I may still do, but I have now found a different focus.  (For more information, … Continue reading

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