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Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 5 September 2020

Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 5 September 2020!

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

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

Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…


The Octelle, created by Emily Romano, is a poem consisting of eight lines using personification and symbolism in a telling manner. The syllable count structure for this verse is 8, 8, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, and the rhyme scheme is aa/bb/cc/aa. The first two lines and the last two lines are identical.

Example of an Octelle 

Dead End

Dilly- dally, shilly- shally,
Sorrow loiters in the alley;
Poverty’s hung out to dry
While the hungry children cry;
Cost of ghetto life is dear –
More than bread is needed here.
Dilly- dally, shilly-shally,
Sorrow loiters in the alley.

Copyright © 2008 Emily Romano

Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Octelle’ – 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!

11 comments on “Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 5 September 2020

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