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. Amazing Alphabetic April celebrates the tortuous alphabetic pieces that inspire and kill us. They help to broaden our minds and tear them to shreds. We have 3 forms again this year: The Abcedarian, Alphabrachic Verse, the Absammydarian and the Abcadab.
The only requirements for this challenge are to try at least one. No prizes will be awarded but I hope you have fun tackling these interesting forms. I know I will
. The Abcedarian
The Abcedarian is an alphabetic poem which features lines or words
with successive letters of the alphabet. You can use just words or you
can choose to start lines with the subsequent letters.
DFC - Day 1: AbcedarianConfinement Alphabrachic Verse
alone, barring candles dwelling,
each flame getting heated.
immature joking kisses leaves
many nameless older people
quickly rummaging sacks,
though under vicissitudes,
wandering Xander yells "zoom!"
This form was created by DragonsChest
. It consists of 8 stanzas which have 4 lines each, and an ending couplet. The tricky part is that the first letter of the first word in the poem has to begin with (A). The last word in the second line must start with (B).
The first word in the third line must begin with (C). The last word of the stanza must begin with a (D). The first word of the next stanza must always begin with the last letter used in the sequence (D), with the ending word of line 2 beginning with a (E).
This formula must be followed throughout until you arrive at the ending couplet. If you followed the sequence correctly the couplet will begin with a word with the letter (Y) and the last word in the couplet will begin with a (Z).
:thumb145606042: and last but not least.... Absammydarian
This is a form I created based on the idea of the Abcedarian. The lines go:
Always LurkingAlways lurking just behind
Corners of a mind deprived -
Every waking thought's a field
Giving way to scars fresh-healed.
Intercepting fragile jests,
Kid myself that you mean less -
Meaning's hard to find this night;
Only you can end my plight.
Questioning each thought to rise
Simply makes it hard to try
Understanding every vice,
Words I need to exorcise -
You're a twisting, whirling feather; effervescent dreams, a zephyr.
The example is rhyming. Rhyme isn't needed but is an added bonus. The Abcadab deinktvis
just created a new alphabetic form called the abcadab.
This tutorial will show you how it's done.
abcadab tutorialthe abcadab is a form i devised while playing with alphabetic poetry forms. the syllable structure of this form is based on a form i derived called median.
-rhyming is not mandatory, but is allowed.
-the form consists of 6 quatrains and a concluding couplet.
-the quatrains have a syllable-per-line count of 3/5/5/3
-the couplet has a syllable-per-line count of 3/5
-the first word of the first stanza must start with a word beginning in the letter 'a',
and the last word in the second line must begin with the letter 'b'... this 2 line
pattern progresses through the alphabet so that the concluding couplet's first word
begins with the letter 'y' and it's last word begins with the letter 'z'.
in the following tem
An example is:
3 birds with one poemaspersions Rules and Starting/Finishing Times
tasting of rank bile;
caustic flasks of fear
growing and choking
the truth is jaundiced,
kind words now at best
only melt into
salvaging naught from
these shared volitions;
willing this sea to
you have made
our total zero.
You can write however many you want. It isn't a contest.
Each piece written for this must link back to this journal and say what form is being used.
We will be collecting all entries. Please note us your entry to be included.
This challenge runs from now until the 1st of May 12.00am GMT.