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huh?

   Thread Started February 4 at 8:13PM

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Why is there no mention in the instructions of the poem needing to loop back to the beginning of it?



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RE: huh?
Reply on April 14, 2018 10:20 AM

I never wrote a loop, so I'm not in the loop (play on words was intentional. I wrote one, but it has more than one stanza. Does the stanza continue with the looped word? Well, I'll just enter and pray! :P Hello Ideasaregems :)

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RE: huh?

Reply on April 26, 2018 09:44 AM

There is a requirement for the lines to concatenate and I think that includes from one stanza to the next. There is no requirement for the end to concatenate with the beginning, and I am probably responsible for the confusion, because I was probably the first that suggested it can't be a loop unless it does, only a chain. Whenever I write them I always loop back to the beginning but it is NOT a requirement of the form as stated.

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RE: huh?
Reply on April 26, 2018 09:45 AM
There is a requirement for the lines to concatenate and I think that includes from one stanza to the next. There is no requirement for the end to concatenate with the beginning, and I am probably responsible for the confusion, because I was probably the first that suggested it can't be a loop unless it does, only a chain. Whenever I write them I always loop back to the beginning but it is NOT a requirement of the form as stated.


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RE: huh?
Reply on May 1, 2018 03:44 AM
The problem, as is often the case, is the rules as presented ARE the rules regardless of what we may know to be generally accepted. Anyone unfamiliar with the form has the example and the stated rules to go by. So, many entries are going to be one or more quatrains EXACTLY like the example and NOT connected as there is nothing stating we should.

A lot of contests here have this problem, some are site contests, the majority are member sponsored.

Write a sonnet doesn't tell the entrant much and leaves any judging committee at a loss. Who's to say what kind of a sonnet is being asked for? I've seen some rather odd sonnets on the web that most here wouldn't call a sonnet, but there you are, it's documented.

Oh well, this is where I ramble even more ...

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RE: huh?
Reply on May 2, 2018 05:36 AM
"Beach is on bland"?

Uh, ok...