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The Giant Orb Weaving Spider

Extended Sonnet

18 total reviews 
Comment from CrystieCookie999
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Very nice art, so informative in the re-telling of what a Giant Orb Weaving Spider does. I like the 'v' alliteration with 'venom' and 'veins,' plus there is 's' alliteration in these lines: springs so finely made with sticky strings,
to capture prey who settle in her bed.
There is also internal rhyme there with springs, strings, and short 'e' assonance with 'settle' and 'bed.' Nice share.

 Comment Written 16-Sep-2020


reply by the author on 16-Sep-2020
    Thank you Crystie for your review and noticing those rhymes too, I enjoyed your words here, love Dolly x
Comment from Sandra du Plessis
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A very well-written extended sonnet about the Giant Orb Weaving Spider. She earns her food and foolish insects fulfill their needs. At the end of the day she rests and her family feastuff.

 Comment Written 16-Sep-2020


reply by the author on 16-Sep-2020
    Thank you Sandra for your review, love Dolly x
Comment from LisaMay
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Oh boy... a 5 inch spider is WAY too big! The way you describe her so accurately in such poetic lines she sounds a right horror. She's a good provider though.

 Comment Written 16-Sep-2020


reply by the author on 16-Sep-2020
    Thank you Lisa for your review, these guys are fairly harmless it is the small ones that cause the trouble, isn?t it the same in human life too! The little guys shout the loudest! Ha ha ha, love Dolly x
Comment from Gloria ....
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This is a fine heroic sonnet, Dolly. The heroic sonnet has 18 lines which is 4 more than the traditional sonnet, and this type of sonnet is what makes the Crown of Heroic Sonnets.

You have done a beautiful job with little spider that is responsible for giving spiders a bad name. lol. The female sounds particularly furtive in her thrill to kill.

A pleasure to read and review today. :))

Gloria

 Comment Written 15-Sep-2020


reply by the author on 16-Sep-2020
    Thank you Gloria for your review, glad you enjoyed this one, love Dolly x
Comment from Teri7
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Dolly, This is a very interesting and well written Extended Sonnet about the Giant Orb Weaving Spider. You used very descriptive words with very nice art by you. Thanks for sharing. I hope I don't run into one. love, Teri

 Comment Written 15-Sep-2020


reply by the author on 16-Sep-2020
    Thank you Teri for your review, glad you liked this one, love Dolly x
Comment from lyenochka
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Yikes! Does the final couplet mean that they are cannibals, too? Your sonnet seems to be an awdl sonnet - but you listed it as an "extended sonnet." Is that the same? Very informative and hope I never see one of those.

 Comment Written 15-Sep-2020


reply by the author on 16-Sep-2020
    Yes, this guy is fearful, glad you enjoyed this one, your review is appreciated, not sure they are cannibals, yes this is an awdl sonnet too, well spotted! love Dolly x
Comment from Bill Schott
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This extended sonnet, The Giant Orb Weaving Spider, has the correct framing and gives a scary accounting of the five-inch spiders MO.

 Comment Written 15-Sep-2020


reply by the author on 16-Sep-2020
    Thank you Bill for your review, much appreciated, love Dolly x
Comment from sammielwf
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Dolly,
This is definitely NOT an "itsy bitsy spider" poem. This one has bite to it!
The imagery created by your spider- ensnared me as the spider does her prey. But I did manage not to become the main course at the end.
My "spidey" sense says that there is much more to come from you.

 Comment Written 15-Sep-2020


reply by the author on 15-Sep-2020
    Thank you for your lively review, and your generous six stars, much appreciated, love Dolly x
Comment from dovemarie
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Dear Dolly, I'm back after not having had a computer all summer. I enjoyed your poem and your description about the Giant Orb Weaving Spider. A spider must enjoy slowly weaving her web and catching her prey. Excellent rhyme and I enjoyed the rhyming words "skill will chill" in the 3rd verse. Love, Donna (Dovemarie)

 Comment Written 15-Sep-2020


reply by the author on 15-Sep-2020
    Thank you Donna for your review and your six stars, glad you enjoyed this one, love Dolly x
Comment from Colin John
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Hello Dolly, just catching up after work, this is a bit creepy and they are existing the same a us, but we are better looking lol. Many thanks for sharing kind regards Colin xx

 Comment Written 15-Sep-2020


reply by the author on 15-Sep-2020
    Thank you Colin for your review, yep this guy is creepy, love Dolly x