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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:
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)
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.