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2017 April Poetry Challenge: Ode to Arda

The April Challenge will have the theme "Ode to Arda".  Here is the definition of an ode:

Definition of Ode
An ode is a form of poetry such as sonnet or elegy, etc. Ode is a literary technique that is lyrical in nature, but not very lengthy. You have often read odes in which poets praise people, natural scenes, and abstract ideas. Ode is derived from a Greek word aeidein, which means to chant or sing. It is highly solemn and serious in its tone and subject matter, and usually is used with elaborate patterns of stanzas. However, the tone is often formal. A salient feature of ode is its uniform metrical feet, but poets generally do not strictly follow this rule though use highly elevated theme.

More information about an ode can be found where this definition is located, at Literary Devices.net

The subject of the ode can be any aspect of Arda: nature, characters, history, special places or events, etc. 

Prompts for the challenge will be a pair of rhyming words, although you do not necessarily have to use them to make rhymes in your poem, but may use them as you wish.

The April challenge poems may be entered into the queue at any time this month, and will be revealed on Monday, April 17 .  Please tag your story "annual challenge: poetry" and "month: 2017 april"  Please remember to use the following header template (also found on the community profile page), and to put the name of your story and your name in the subject line.

To request your elements, please leave a comment to this post. If you have not participated before, please leave an email address so that I can send you your prompt. Or you can email the mods at manypaths@lotrgfic.com.

I hope we'll have lots of participants for our April challenge!


( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 23rd, 2017 02:55 am (UTC)
I think this time I'll participate - a prompt, please))
Mar. 23rd, 2017 09:19 pm (UTC)
Do I have your email? I can't find it in my list. If you don't want to post it, you can email it directly to me at the manypaths@lotrgfic.com address.
Mar. 24th, 2017 02:26 am (UTC)
I got your email, and your prompt has been sent.
Mar. 23rd, 2017 03:56 am (UTC)
Me, please! I always enjoy the poetry challenge.
Mar. 23rd, 2017 09:37 pm (UTC)
Your word pair is on the way.
Mar. 23rd, 2017 10:22 pm (UTC)
Received it, thanks!
Mar. 23rd, 2017 08:01 pm (UTC)
Me please! Back after a long absence, so I'll leave my email just in case: libby keir @ yahoo .com
Mar. 23rd, 2017 09:41 pm (UTC)
Your prompt has been sent!
Mar. 24th, 2017 09:38 am (UTC)
I would like a prompt please! :-) My email is sarahwestvik@gmail.com

Edited at 2017-03-24 09:39 am (UTC)
Mar. 24th, 2017 09:15 pm (UTC)
I've sent your prompt on; if you have any questions, let us know!
Mar. 24th, 2017 10:38 pm (UTC)
I've received it. Thank you! :-)
Apr. 7th, 2017 07:15 am (UTC)
Could I still have a prompt?
Sorry for being late to the party!
Apr. 9th, 2017 11:12 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the delay! I lost my word list and had to improvise!
Apr. 9th, 2017 11:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! Sorry to put you to extra trouble. I've received the prompt.
Apr. 9th, 2017 01:47 pm (UTC)
Please send my words!
Apr. 9th, 2017 11:15 pm (UTC)
Sorry for taking so long--I was looking for my list of words, and of which ones I had already assigned. Never found it but you have a word pair on the way.
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