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Winter tanka
Write a tanka that paints a winter scene. 5-7-5-7-7 syllables. One piece of artwork advance editor ok.
5.00 member dollars  Poetry  5 of 18 65.00 member dollars DALLAS01
Diamante poem
Write a diamante.

A Diamante is a seven-lined contrast poem set up in a diamond shape. The first line begins with a noun/subject, and second line contains two adjectives that describe the beginning noun. The third line contains three words ending in -ing relating to the noun/subject. The forth line contains two words that describe the noun/subject and two that describe the closing synonym/antonym. If using an antonym for the ending, this is where the shift should occur. In the fifth line are three more -ing words describing the ending antonym/synonym, and the sixth are two more adjectives describing the ending antonym/synonym. The last line ends with the first noun's antonym or synonym.

To make it a bit simpler, here is a diagram.

Line 1: Noun or subject
Line 2: Two Adjectives describing the first noun/subject
Line 3: Three -ing words describing the first noun/subject
Line 4: Four words: two about the first noun/subject, two about the antonym/synonym
Line 5: Three -ing words about the antonym/synonym
Line 6: Two adjectives describing the antonym/synonym
Line 7: Antonym/synonym for the subject

Example #1:
humid, damp
refreshing, dripping, splattering
wet, slippery, cold, slushy
sliding, melting, freezing
frigid, icy

Copyright © 2000 Marie Summers

Example #2:

cute, soft
purring, clawing, pouncing
playful, fur, fun, feline
pawing, licking, loving
bright-eyed, beautiful

Copyright © 2000 Marie Summers

5.00 member dollars  Poetry  12 of 18 30.00 member dollars rjuselius
What's Up With That Dream?
Write a short story in regard to a dream that you have experienced that may have troubled you in some way. What did you do to help yourself through it?
2.00 member dollars  Non-Fiction  13 of 18 10.00 member dollars Maureen Sky
TV Sitcom
Write a story of any length using TV sitcom characters. It can be "Brady Bunch", "The Partridge Family", "Friends" or any other TV show that you choose.
5.00 member dollars  Fiction  17 of 18 5.00 member dollars Contests
Write a poem of any type about your life, personality traits, and ambitions.
5.00 member dollars  Poetry  13 of 18 25.00 member dollars Contests
An Ode is a poem praising and glorifying a person, place or thing.
5.00 member dollars  Poetry  13 of 18 25.00 member dollars Contests
Write a short story about an earthquake, using fictional characters and dramatization.
5.00 member dollars  Fiction  15 of 18 15.00 member dollars Contests
Last Words
You're cleaning out your attic and stumble across an old photo of someone you don't recognize, hugging your mom. When you ask her about it she becomes very upset and runs out of the room.
5.00 member dollars  Fiction  15 of 18 15.00 member dollars Contests
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Heartbreak Poetry - Nonet
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