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Ram At Niagara( Please share with me the photo story of my visit in April 2011. Please click the following link)

The poem was written in the year 2000 and is posted on Niagara Falls Poetry Project. I visit almost every year since 1997.

*Antiope is a figure from Greek mythology. She was the only Amazon 
known to have married. Daughter of Ares and sister to Melanippe and Hippolyte.

*The Amazons (Greek: ?µa???e?, Amazónes, singular ?µa???, Amazon) 
 a nation of all-female warriors in Classical and Greek mythology. ...
These warrior women is said to have one or no breasts 

*Scythian noblewoman, 4th century BC The women's tombs found 
near Ordzhonikidze yielded several examples of war-gear for women 

Name of the actress-" One Million years B.C."  the Hollywood movie

*Venus in Aries and Mars in Pisces (It is astrological interpretations 
for beauty and Strength respectively)

*Pelee Island where three oceans meet in ONT-Canada


*Niafalls, the****** Antiope of Canada,
Amazonian, but not breast less,
***Snowy bosom like virginal gems,
Swelling lips moderately full,
Savoury odor felt all around,
****Crystalline throat striking the eyes.

Meandering, churning, darting, dashing,
Transformed from **blonde to brunette.
Here alluring, benign, attenuated,
There **corpulent, colossal, capering,
Practicing calisthenics all the time.

Raquel Welch in***** ‘One Million Years B.C.’
****Wily Cleopatra, the Scythian of Ordzhonikidze,
****Carnal Marilyn, matured Helen of Troy,
Venus in Aries, Mars in Pisces.

**Broad bellied, middle-aged, deep,
Now **bulging belle of Detroit,
Encircling the wooing Windsor,
Yet the Blithe spirit of Pelee Island.

***I have used:  Personification, Alliteration, Hyperbole, simile, metaphor and    synecdoche :

* Personification and Portmanteaus ** Alliteration   *** Metaphor  ****Simile

***** Hyperbole ******Antiope
Some of the phrases are Alliteration as well as simile and metaphor.

September 14,  2014
Dr. Ram Mehta
Form: Free Verse
Second Place Win
Designed by Device : Debbie Guzzi

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 10/5/2014 3:45:00 PM
Congrad's on your fine learned entry winning Ram. As a favor & a learning tool can you mark only Portmanteaus, hyperbole & antiope [because others did not label these & put the definition of the devise take the rest of the markings out so we all can enjoy your verse better. Light & Love
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Date: 10/5/2014 11:25:00 AM
Well done and congratulations, Dr!! Enjoyed this lovely poem; thank you for the footnotes...they have been a help; also enjoyed the video on youtube. // paul
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Date: 10/5/2014 9:10:00 AM
great metaphors Dr. Ram.. :) wowowow!!! how beautiful it is.. :D i wish i can visit niagra too.. :)
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Date: 10/4/2014 5:44:00 PM
Amazing piece, and I must say you are on a different level. Great job and congrats on winning the contest... HSK AlKendi
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Date: 10/4/2014 2:46:00 PM
Wonderful and lovely write..This shows dexterity,Dr.Ram....Congrats on your win...Kudos to you,great friend..
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Date: 10/4/2014 11:57:00 AM
Simply outstanding write Dr Mehta - I would love to visit Niagara Falls one day:-) Hugs jan xxx
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Date: 10/4/2014 10:32:00 AM
As wonderful as ever Dr Ram! U amaze wid ur brilliant write! Big congrats on huge win!
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Date: 10/4/2014 10:18:00 AM
Hi Dr. Mehta, Congratulations on a great win. Very intricate and intriguing. I've visited Niagara a couple of times. I prefer the view from the Canadian side. Also; I have never gone over the falls. Many people have. Many of them are no longer with us. Have a great day. Earl
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Date: 10/4/2014 10:02:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Dr. Mehta. Niagara Falls is one of my favourite places.
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Date: 10/4/2014 9:48:00 AM
I do remember feeling poetic while standing over those falls, with mist in the air, and power in the water as it cascaded over the edge. You have captured, beautifully!
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Date: 10/4/2014 8:35:00 AM
Congrats Dr. on the win.
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Date: 9/18/2014 1:29:00 PM
A well written knowledge filled poem that tickles my Greek mythology fancy. Impressive and lovely.
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Date: 9/15/2014 11:24:00 AM
The real beauty of the falls, which emotioned me about fifty years ago, has again emotioned me through your beautyful verses
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Date: 9/15/2014 10:38:00 AM
Apart of the beauty of your verse that rivals that of the Falls, Dr. Ram your poem offers a free course in Greek mythology plus other aspects and for this I am thankful. If you allow me to add a clarification though , just for the reader: The Amazons were not breast less by birth, they just were removing one breast for better use of the bow and arrow. As a Canadian I have visited many times the Falls and once, when student, I slept in the parking inside my car. It was marvelous! Excellent work!
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Date: 9/15/2014 11:32:00 AM
Yes, one breast was removed for the use of the bow and arrow. I have mentioned that in the poet's notes. I have put two links to see some photos. Thanks for your comments.
Date: 9/15/2014 10:37:00 AM
An outstanding write and image my dear friend Dr. Ram. I love it and i extremely enjoyed reading it tonight. Thank you so much for sharing and best wishes to you always. Thanks a lot as well for your very encouraging and inspiring comments on my poems. love lots and big hugs, Leonora
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Date: 9/14/2014 4:32:00 PM
Ram such a good verse can you please relabel check my example on the contest page use 1 asterisk for *personification and you only need mark 1 example of EACH, use 2 asterisks for **alliteration, 3 for ***hyperbole and put the glossary in the About the poem if you can? Light & Love
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Date: 9/14/2014 11:43:00 AM
What a masterful piece and all your references are educational.
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