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Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 30 November 2019

Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 30 November 2019!

For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Alliterisen. The topic is up to you!

You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is a Alliterisen?

Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…

The Alliterisen (Complex and Rhyming), a form created by Udit Bhatia, is a simple seven-lined poem with a specific syllable pattern and two alliterations per line. For example: Glorious Graves, and wonderful waves. Alliteration is the succession of similar consonant sounds. They are not recognized by spelling, but rather by sounds. The syllable structure for the Complex Alliterisen is as follows:

1st line- x syllables
2nd line- x+2 syllables
3rd line- x-1 syllables
4th line- (x+2)-1 syllables
5th line- x-2 syllables
6th line- (x+2)-2 syllables
7th line- x syllables

which allows for infinite syllable sequences. Listed below are examples of some easy syllable sequences:

    Sequence #1

1st line- 8 syllables
2nd line- 10 syllables
3rd line- 7 syllables
4th line- 9 syllables
5th line- 6 syllables
6th line- 8 syllables
7th line- 8 syllables (same as first)

    Sequence #2

1st line- 9 syllables
2nd line- 11 syllables
3rd line- 8 syllables
4th line- 10 syllables
5th line- 7 syllables
6th line- 9 syllables
7th line- 9 syllables (same as first)

Example of Alliterisen

Example #1:

Wonderful waves and glorious graves, 
Liberal learning and barbaric burning. 
Futile friends and edited ends, 
Mighty mountains and fantastic fountains. 
Soundless screams and dying dreams, 
Revolting rivers and good givers,
Have all existed since time was born.

Copyright © Udit Bhatia

Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Alliterisen’ – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’, and hashtag #LuckyDip.

As always, make sure you link your fabulous creation to the helpful Mister Linky.

About weejars

I am a teacher with a passion for writing short stories, poems and other scribblings to provide an outlet for my more creative side. Hope you enjoy the ride!

9 comments on “Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 30 November 2019

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  5. Jules
    November 30, 2019

    Sometimes you can’d mash… but you can draw from other current works in progress ; https://julesinflashyfiction.wordpress.com/2019/11/30/pg-11-30-underground-railways-mlmm-sat-mix-alliterisen/


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  7. msjadeli
    November 30, 2019

    I really enjoyed the prompt today, Sarah 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. weejars
    December 7, 2019

    Reblogged this on By Sarah.


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