Writing 201 Day Six: Hero(ine), Ballad, Epistrophe

NOTE: I’m very behind! I’ve been busy and haven’t been able to get on WordPress. Sorry for the influx of posts today. 🙂

Today’s Prompt: Hero(ine)

Today’s Form: Ballad

  • I’m using an AAB//CCB//DDB//EEB rhyme scheme with four stanzas. This is the most common form of a ballad, according to powerpoetry.org .

Today’s Device: Epistrophe/Anaphora

  • Epistrophe is when repeated words are at the end of lines.
  • Anaphora is when repeated words are at the beginning of lines.
  • Symploce is when both devices are used in a poem.

More Like a Nightmare

Your eyes open; you’re dreading to begin

Just another morning in your bruised skin

It’s more like a nightmare than a dream

As you drive down the crowded highway, drumming to a song on the wheel

It’s just another morning, you say; finally Friday, but more surreal

It’s more like a nightmare than a dream

What you don’t know is you’re a hero of your day

Pushing past deliberate damage every which way

But it’s more like a nightmare than a dream.

What you can’t see is that your smile lights up the dawn

Through your strength, you push the lifeless on

Even though you feel more like a nightmare than a dream.

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About heatherd001

Hello! My name is Heather. I'm sixteen years old and I love to write (poems mostly) but I'm working on some story- and novel-writing. Writing is a creative outlet for me.
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One Response to Writing 201 Day Six: Hero(ine), Ballad, Epistrophe

  1. Noirfifre says:

    “…your smile lights up the dawn…” That must be a very gorgeous smile to be so powerful ;

    Like

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