Sabrina Posted May 12, 2008 Share Posted May 12, 2008 [FONT="Tahoma"][CENTER][SIZE="3"][B]Poetry Contest - Final Round [/B][/SIZE] [hr=DarkGreen]100[/hr] [CENTER][SIZE="4"][B]Aaryanna_Mom [/B]vs. [B]Indi[/B] vs. [B]Allamorph[/B][/SIZE] Topic: [B]Contestant's Choice[/B][/CENTER] [hr=DarkGreen]100[/hr] [B]Rondeau Poetry[/B][/CENTER] For the final round each of you are challenged to write a Rondeau Poem. It is a form of French poetry with fifteen lines written on two rhymes. The Rondeau consists of thirteen lines, plus two refrains. It has three stanzas and its rhyme scheme is as follows: (1) A A B B A (2) A A with refrain: C (3) A A B B A with concluding refrain C. The refrain must be identical with the beginning of the first line. An example is [COLOR="DarkGreen"][I]We Wear the Mask[/I][/COLOR] by Paul Laurence Dunbar: [CENTER][COLOR="DarkGreen"]WE wear the mask that grins and lies, (A) It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,— (A) This debt we pay to human guile; (B) With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, (B) And mouth with myriad subtleties. (A) Why should the world be over-wise, (A) In counting all our tears and sighs? (A) Nay, let them only see us, while We wear the mask. (C) We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries (A) To thee from tortured souls arise. (A) We sing, but oh the clay is vile (B) Beneath our feet, and long the mile; (B) But let the world dream otherwise, (A) We wear the mask! (C)[/COLOR][/CENTER] Now something to keep in mind for this challenge, the number of syllables for each line and refrain is irrelevant, just as the rhymes will not strictly follow what you would find in a Rondeau poem. Each individual stanza stands alone in that the rhyme of the first one for say A does not have to rhyme with the A in the other two stanzas. It only has to rhyme with the other ones in that section, make sense? Each contestant has till [B][COLOR="DarkGreen"][U]Tuesday the 27th[/U][/COLOR][/B] to get their poems in. At which time the voting will begin, sooner if all three members submit their poems before the deadline. Now if there are any questions, be sure to direct them to this thread here: [URL="http://www.otakuboards.com/showthread.php?t=58871"][U]Poetry Contest[/U][/URL] Good luck to each of you! :catgirl:[/FONT] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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