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Official Poetry Contests - Theme: Last Chances (due December 31)

Posted May 24, '13 at 4:48pm

pangtongshu

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Pretty sure your accent is backwards


Dude...I don't know. I Google'd it...blame Google.

Longéd hopelessness...
Dare I construct confidence?
For what if I'm wrong?

fixed
 

Posted May 24, '13 at 4:51pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

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Dude...I don't know. I Google'd it...blame Google.


What are you trying to say anyway? I've never seen anyone put an accent in longed. Are you trying to stress the 'e' more? If not then I don't see why you'd need any accentuation at all.
 

Posted May 24, '13 at 4:59pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

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What are you trying to say anyway? I've never seen anyone put an accent in longed. Are you trying to stress the 'e' more? If not then I don't see why you'd need any accentuation at all.


When I normally write poetry..I use accents in my e's (so in this case, long-ed) or take out the e's (long'd) to be able to have better control over syllable count, emphasis, focus direction, etc.

Of late..I haven't focused on it as much. No real reason for stopping..just been lazy with it
 

Posted May 24, '13 at 5:01pm

Gantic

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The grave accent is for marking an extra syllable, so longed becomes long-ed. One famous example is Shakespeare's Sonnet 116. "Oh no! It is an ever-fixèd mark"

pangtongshu had the accent right the first time.

 

Posted May 24, '13 at 5:03pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

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Didn't know that. Thanks for clearing that up.

 

Posted May 31, '13 at 12:00am

Gantic

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Next theme will most likely be "An Acrostic Depicting a Slice of Childhood Interpreted as a Dance of Colors on the Throat of a Hummingbird Flitting about the Garden on a Chilly Spring Day in a Rainy Month of May" if I were at all serious, but no, it will probably be The War of Love and Death unless there is good reason it shouldn't.

 

Posted May 31, '13 at 2:10am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

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The War of Love and Death unless there is good reason it shouldn't.


I'm allergic to War
 

Posted May 31, '13 at 7:12pm

Gantic

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Even a figurative exaggeration of conflict? Conflict is the heart of most stories.

 

Posted May 31, '13 at 7:35pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

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Even a figurative exaggeration of conflict? Conflict is the heart of most stories.


Oh no...conflict I'm quite fine with. Once it escalates to a full scale war, though...
 

Posted May 31, '13 at 10:05pm

HUA7XFan122396

HUA7XFan122396

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sounds fun!

 
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