Stretch & Strengthen Writing Challenge – Grandma’s Kitchen

If you are up for the challenge, here’s your STRETCH & STRENGTHEN EXERCISE!


LEVEL 1

TOPIC: Grandma’s Kitchen – Focus on a single memory or describe what you might imagine the typical grandmother’s kitchen to be like


LEVEL 2

WORD LIST:

1. Clamor – Shout Complain With A Lot Of Noise
2. Vigorous – Strong Energetic
3. Hot – feverish, warm


LEVEL 3

Write it as a cinquain.

A cinquain is a poem consisting of five lines and twenty-two syllables:
two in the first line,
then four,
then six,
then eight,
and then two syllables again in the last line.

These are deceptively simple poems with a lovely musicality that make the writer think hard about the perfect word choices.

Here’s an example of a cinquain poem, “November Night” by Adelaide Crapsey:

“Listen. . .
With faint dry sound,
Like steps of passing ghosts,
The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from the trees
And fall.”

Submit your poem to RNCPoetry@gmail.com for consideration for publication in this year’s Rhyme N Chatt Poetry Anthology. Also, consider sharing your poem at an upcoming RNC open mic session!

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Stretch & Strengthen Writing Challenge – Untouchable

If you are up for the challenge, here’s your STRETCH & STRENGTHEN EXERCISE!


LEVEL 1

TOPIC: The Untouchable – something that will always be out of reach


LEVEL 2

WORD LIST:

1. slow – unhurried, gradual
2. suffice – enough
3. fly – soar, flee


LEVEL 3

Write it as a haiku.


A haiku is a traditional Japanese poem structure with no rhyme scheme but a specific shape: three lines composed of five syllables in the first line, seven in the second line, and five in the third line.

EXAMPLE by Matsuo Basho
An old silent pond…
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again.

Submit your poem to RNCPoetry@gmail.com for consideration for publication in this year’s Rhyme N Chatt Poetry Anthology. Also, consider sharing your poem at an upcoming RNC open mic session!

PoeticOut!

“Changing Lives One Rhyme At A Time”

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