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Daily Challenges

Winterfest Online 2009


February 7th - 15th

Preferences: English | All Season


Welcome to the Daily Challenges. We have put a different twist on our little poetry exercise and we hope you will enjoy our newest challenge. Instead of giving you a word to use in a poem, we are going to present a daily topic, such as Vincent’s fangs. You may write a poem in any form that you prefer, whether it be an Alliteration, Haiku, Limmerick, etc., about that subject. To refresh your memories, here are the forms we have used in past years. Have fun!


DateThe Challenge
 2/7/2009 Father's library
 2/8/2009 Mary's gentleness
 2/9/2009 Mouse's chamber
 2/10/2009 Arthur's eyes
 2/11/2009 Jamie's bow
 2/12/2009 Narcissa's Visions
 2/13/2009 Pascal's pipes
 2/14/2009 Vincent's hands
 2/15/2009 Catherine's gauze curtains

Alliteration Acrostic Poems Cinquain
words in a sentence begin with the same letter and sound.

example:
Fabulous fangs flash fiercely fighting.
the first letters of each line are aligned vertically to form a word. The word is often the subject of the poem.

example:
Fangs
Against a
Neck,
Growling
Softly
is a five line poem. Line one: one word, a subject or noun. Line 2: two words, adjectives that describe line one. Line 3: three words, adverbs or action words that relate to line one. Line 4: feelings or a complete sentence that relates to line one. Line 5: one word, a synonym of line one or a word that sums it up.

example:
Fangs
Sharp White
Snarling Biting Nuzzling
Scary and intriguing at the same time
Teeth
Haiku   Limerick
the most common form for Haiku is three short lines. The first line usually contains five (5) syllables, the second line seven (7) syllables, and the third line contains five (5) syllables. Haiku doesn't rhyme. A Haiku must "paint" a mental image in the reader's mind.

example:
Pearl white incisors
Peek temptingly between lips
Begging to be touched.
  A light humorous, nonsensical verse. The rhyme pattern is a a b b a with lines 1, 2 and 5 containing 3 beats and rhyming, and lines 3 and 4 having two beats and rhyming.

We’re sure most of you have heard naughty limericks from time to time. If you’d like to try your hand at one, Click here. Those of you who prefer not to read naughty poems should studiously avoid that button.

example:
Vincent's fangs are sharp and white
They sure are handy in a fight
But I don't care,
I'll take that dare
And kiss those lips with all my might.