A Cricket's Calling

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Response to Those's challenge. Again, I took a 10 (obviously) so I had to write a poem with the title "A Cricket's Calling" with 10 out of the 14 common poetic techniques which I will explain later.

So to fit all of those it turned out to be sonnet! I think it's good, some parts are a little disjointed but mostly I'm proud of this one :D okay here is for the poetic technique explaining...

Alliteration - no long ones used, but several laden at the end of lines for extra effect "footsteps fall" "cricket's call" "beauty's bidding" "hunched hollow"

Imagery - stars, moon, everything, kinda..

Metaphor - the cricket's call is a metaphor for finding love. Since cricket's make chirps when they're looking for a mate, ya know.

Meter - the normative line is the iambic pentameter. Confused? It means most of the poem tries to follow the soft syllable to hard syllable pairs with 5 of them in a row. "Now I must answer to the cricket’s call." te-tum te-tum te-tum te-tum te-tum.

Personification - I personified the stars mostly.

Point-of-View - this is a no brainer, first person.

Rhyme - a freebie with rhyme scheme.

Rhyme Scheme - sonnet rhyme scheme. ababefefghghii

Simile - "As the stars turn..." the as in this case means "like" not "when"

Stanza - used here to represent a thought break.

Enjoy :)

Submitted: June 27, 2008

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