Wednesday, June 1, 2011

WPC Prompt 3


Okay--so, you know that great poem, "The Reaper," by William Wordsworth? I'm always blown away by the sounds of that poem. There's a sure but subtle sibilance in the syllabes and symbols....err...well, my fly-by-night attempt right there wasn't very subtle, but still--all the "ssss" sounds help lend to the overall subject of the poem, the Reaper with his sickle, slicing away at life. Fantastic writing.

So this week's poetry prompt is to do something along those lines; employ sounds within the poem which hints at the overall theme. Or, you know, something, errr, vaguely like that.


That's it for now. If you want to read the poem, click here:

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