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Twenty Poetic Devices of My Woe

My heart is an ebon swallowed night where nobody ever goes, raging in a recondite rift like ripples resounding in rueful repose. Should I release my woe with unfathomable thoughts of grief? I may become as strong as a tiger or just a lonely picture motif. Last week I walked a weak and coarse course of my lowest low, wishing to borrow a new 'morrow devoid of comfortless sorrow. I attest I'm depressed dreading everyday, I honestly confess. Does every grey cloud have a silver lining or shadows of distress? O, hear my plea! I’m drowning in dream of disdain and insanity! This minute is not minute; I’m in a dark reverie of a flowing reverie. The soothing days of assuage which used to be my saving grace reminds me of how I’m living dead in deafening silence of misplace. I asked for a helping hand where all warm hands would be on deck. Perpetually forsaken, if you know what mean, just a dolour wreck. Exhaustion was pressing upon and overpowering poor inferior me, my heart has skipped a beat divided between joy and intense misery. For I am but a solidary woman, methinks; I shall never be cured. I must learn to live with this agony, or die an early death obscured. I’m stuck in a prison pen on constant guard with solitude’s disease, craving the day when I find appeased atonement that bestows ease… In order I used these poetic devices: 1.) Metaphor 2.) Alliteration 3.) Rhetorical Question 4.) Simile 5.) Homophone 6.) Internal Rhyme 7.) Assonance 8.) Aphorism 9.) Dissonance 10.) Homograph 11.) Euphony 12.) Oxymoron 13.) Synecdoche 14.) Innuendo 15.) Ambiguity 16.) Personification 17.) Archaism 18.) Antithesis 19.) Metonymy 20.) Ellipsis A Litany of Poetic Devices Poetry Contest Line Gauthier September 9, 2018

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Date: 9/14/2018 8:06:00 AM
Laura a big congratulations on your win, this is one of the best
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Lu Loo
Date: 4/10/2019 5:18:00 AM
thank you so much! :)-luloo
Date: 9/14/2018 12:32:00 AM
BIG CONGRATS to win top on this wonderful poem. Hugs.
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Date: 9/14/2018 5:29:00 AM
thank you sweet Anisha :)-luloo
Date: 9/13/2018 5:00:00 PM
Oh well done, this must have taken a long time to put together so cohesively, and it reads like a Luloo poem - OK, maybe a little quirkier than most - which just goes to show that you use these devices effortlessly in your poetry anyway! Congratulations!
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Date: 9/14/2018 5:28:00 AM
lol thank you! You're too cute :) -luloo
Date: 9/13/2018 2:32:00 PM
Congrats on your well penned top winning poem, Laura. It will be a welcome and classy addition to our anthology providing rich and superb examples of poetic devices. Beautifully done.
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Lu Loo
Date: 9/14/2018 5:28:00 AM
I've been waiting until this contest was over to tell you that this was so awesome. When I first read the contest description when you first posted it I was so confused. Then a few days ago I read it again and realized it was the best challenge I would ever have to face. I learned SOOOO much from this contest! I never knew how many poetic devices I actually use daily. I had so much fun writing it so thank you so very much lovely Line! You are a genius...Be blessed and thank you for my placement. :)-luloo
Date: 9/9/2018 4:20:00 PM
You're way over my head, LL - a master to be sure!
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Date: 9/14/2018 5:25:00 AM
thank you sweet Sunlite :)-luloo