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25 February 2006 @ 12:17 am
The 3rd contest will be a scramble challenge. You will be given a list of words and you must create a poem using only the words given. You may only use the words the number of times it appears on the list.

The list of words...Collapse )

Please note that these words were taken from a poem that someone else has already written. Using these same words, I'd like to see how many different poems can be created. The original will be posted after voting has taken place.

Challenge Rules:

+You may add or change punctuation or capitalization of any of the words.
+You don't have to use all of the words, but try to use as many as you can!
+Your title MUST come from the list given. Once you've used words for the title, you may not use them again in the poem, unless words are listed more than once.
+You may submit up to 3 poems.
+Submit your poems to this screened post in this format:

TITLE
Author
Poem


I also realize that this list is rather small. Since this is the first structure challenge we've done, I thought I'd keep it simple. Be assured that in the future I wil choose poems with more words for you to use. :)

Have fun! Your entries are due by Friday, March 10!
 
 
25 February 2006 @ 12:01 am
Here are the results for the Shakespearean Sonnet Challenge! Congratulations and thanks to all who participated! :)

Look in thy glass and tell the face thou viewestCollapse )

Next challenge will be posted up soon. :)
 
 
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23 February 2006 @ 10:28 pm
Hello! This is your reminder to VOTE for the Shakespearean Sonnet challenge by tomorrow. I'd like to be able to post the results tomorrow night! I go by PST and I stay up pretty late, so that pretty much gives you all day. :) As a reminder, if you've entered you can vote in the contest. So don't hesistate to do so! ^^

Also, the next challenge will be posted tomorrow. I've been kind of disoriented lately, so tomorrow hopefully we'll be back on schedule. :)

Thank you!
 
 
21 February 2006 @ 05:51 pm
I'm really glad I waited until today to post up the voting. We got 4 wonderful sonnets~

Voting Rules
All the poems will be posted anonymously. Please read through all of them carefully and thoughtfully. Once you have done this, reply to this post with your votes for the categpories that I will list for this particular contest.

+Please do not vote for a poem for more than one category.
+You may vote for yourself. Just try your best to judge fairly.
+Please don't ask friends to vote for you. It's not fair to other contestants.

Categories for this Contest:

Most Descriptive - Poem with the most effective use of words to illustrate or depict vivid images or emotions
Most Humorous - Poem that most succesfully uses slapstick humor, satire, or other form of humor as the main device to appeal to the reader

You are not limited to the definitions of these categories. They are there in the case someone was unsure of what to look for in the poems. You are free to determine for yourself what each category means and which poems best fit these categories.

So thou through windows of thine age shalt see,/Despite of wrinkles this thy golden time.Collapse )
 
 
17 February 2006 @ 09:01 pm
The Shakespearean Sonnet challenge shall be extended because we have only received one entry. Is Monday a reasonable date for the extension? I really would like to see more sonnets, so I encourage you to enter! :)

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT!

Thank you!
 
 
 
12 February 2006 @ 06:01 pm
I bring to you banners for the winners of our first contest! :)

Click away before it starts to rain!Collapse )
 
 
10 February 2006 @ 03:59 pm
Hey there! Don't forget that your Shakespearean Sonnets are due next Friday! Try to get them in before then so you don't have to worry about it ;)

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT!

Also, I have the results for the Rain contest! Thanks to all of you who voted! I was beginning to worry that we'd get a whole bunch of ties...

If you feel that the voting was unfair, I will be happy to unscreen the voting comments for you, and you can count up the votes for yourself. ^^

A good rain yields wonderful results...Collapse )
 
 
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06 February 2006 @ 07:46 pm
I originally planned for contest results to be posted on Mondays, but I realize that it takes a lot more time to carefully read several poems and compare them to each other. So, from now on results will be posted on Friday.

Not that I could have posted the results today anyway, since only one person voted.

PLEASE, click here to vote on the RAIN poems!

You all want someone to win, don't you? ^^

I understand that it's hard to find time to do this. If that is the case, please just do your best! :)
 
 
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03 February 2006 @ 10:11 pm
While voting for Challenge 1 is in progress, we will start the next contest!

The first contest will be a structure challenge. All poems this week must be a:

Shakespearean Sonnet


A Shakespearean Sonnet consists of 14 lines with the following rhyme scheme:

A
B
A
B

C
D
C
D

E
F
E
F

G
G

The first line rhymes with the third line, the second line rhymes with the fourth line, the fifth rhymes with the seventh, etc. At the end of the sonnet there is a couplet (meaning that the last two lines rhyme with each other).

Here is Shakespeare's 3rd sonnet, in the case you need an example. I've labeled the rhyme scheme for you :)Collapse )

Please submit your poems to this screened post in this format:

TITLE
Author (name to be used for credit)
Poem

And also remember these rules before submitting:

+You may write about any subject or topic for this contest!
+You may submit up to three (3) poems, but please try to use variation in subject. :)
+Please don't show your poem to anyone who has the power to vote until after the contest.

Your entries are due in two weeks, on February 17, 2006!
 
 
03 February 2006 @ 09:34 pm
Hereis the voting post for the first challenge of this community! If you are unfamilliar with how this process works, please read below:

All the poems will be posted anonymously. Please read through all of them carefully and thoughtfully. Once you have done this, reply to this post with your votes for the categpories that I will list for this particular contest.

+Please do not vote for a poem for more than one category.
+You may vote for yourself. Just try your best to judge fairly.
+Please don't ask friends to vote for you. It's not fair to other contestants.

Categories for this Contest:

Most Rhythmic - Poem with the most consistent or most interesting pattern of rhythm as a whole (perhaps look at the line breaks, flow, etc.)
Best Assonance - Poem with the most effective or most interesting use of repetition of vowel sounds
Most Meaningful - Poem that best invokes emotion or personal reaction through metaphor and or use of language

You are not limited to the definitions of these categories. They are there in the case someone was unsure of what to look for in the poems. You are free to determine for yourself what each category means and which poems best fit these categories.

And the rain collides into the ground, shaking the earth and soaking into the foundation of humanity...Collapse )