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Keep Right on Writing

1 Would you say that you’d like to write better? 2 Keep writing whether book or love letter. 3 Great writers don’t quit, they write quite a lot. 4 If tempted to stop they simply did not 5 The best of the best, I’d even dare say, 6 Wrote not a few that they just threw away. 7 When eyes of blank pages stare up at you 8 “Quitting makes perfect,” has never been true- 9 ly the more that you practice you’ll find 10 forsooth erelong you shall broaden your mind. 11 The pen is a sword of limitless might; 12 If something is wrong, words can make it write. 13 Words are like arrows that target the soul. 14 They twang, zip, then thump when shot with control; 15 Untrained words injure and never strike true. 16 So religiously write, routinely review 17 For words are the lamp, through darkness lighting. 18 So always, forever just keep right on writing. 8.28.18 Contest: A Litany of Poetic Devices Sponsors Line Gauthier Literary Devices by line: 1. rhetorical question 2. internal rhyme 3. consonance (t) 4. inversion 5. parallelism (and superlative) 6. litote 7. personification 8. antithesis 9. enjambment 10. archaism 11. metonymy and metaphor 12. pun (homonym) 13. simile 14. onomatopoeia 15. dissonance (via harsh consonants and uneven vowels) 16. alliteration 17. hyperbaton and metaphor 18. pleonasm

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Date: 9/18/2018 3:36:00 AM
Great effort and great message - very appropriate . Enjoyed very much. Love always
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Date: 9/13/2018 2:42:00 PM
Congrats on your silver medal win with this delightful poem, Jesse. The theme is spot on so it will be a welcome addition to our anthology. Well done.
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Date: 9/3/2018 9:15:00 PM
This is wonderful. Every couplet so well conceived, Jesse. it's a FAV for me. Thank you for posting it. Best wishes, Gershon
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Date: 8/28/2018 2:34:00 PM
First things first. Thanks to Line Gauthier for sponsoring this event. This was the most fun (if a bit challenging) I've had writing a poem. And I also learned A LOT!
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Date: 9/13/2018 2:43:00 PM
Thank you so much for submitting such a charming entry, Jesse. Much appreciated.