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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)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-R6jFRX2Tk

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

http://www.niagarapoetry.ca/mehta.htm

Glossary:
*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 
warriors.

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.

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***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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