Writing 201: Poetry | Jorney – Limerick – Alliteration.

Continuing with the course of  “Writing 201: Poetry” on The Daily Post, today’s assignment comprises the following: (all the information has been taken from the original post on the Daily Post blog).

The Prompt: Journey.

The Form: Limerick.

  • Limericks are traditionally composed of five lines of verse.
  • The traditional rhyming scheme of a limerick is a a b b a — the first two lines rhyme, then the next two, and the final verse rhymes with the first couplet.

The Device: Alliteration.

Today’s device, alliteration, is all about using the same consonant multiple times in close proximity: think “Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,” or “Take me down to the Paradise City where the grass is green and the girls are pretty” (thanks, Axl!).

Here’s my attempt:

A start, out of ovum at last

to a world so vile, viciously vast

helpless, with no veins of steel

when the terrorific truths reveal

and lies, finals feign to fly so fast.