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Prompt #141, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

February 6, 2013


Could you repeat that, please?

We Write Poems:
Anaphoras! Another name to add into your poetic resume. What’s that mean? Well, yes, we’re repeating ourselves… and that’s exactly what the anaphora is about. We were asked to write a poem that makes use of repetition, either by single word or phrase. Did you notice how this simple process alters your relationship with that given word or phrase? Perhaps it made you more deeply consider the meaning of the word or what it referenced. Perhaps it was the strongest element of rhythm for your poem.

Did you use your chosen word in the same manner in each line, or vary its position? We’re eager to learn how you adapted this form within your poem. Review the original prompt here, if you wish.

And remember, as memory ages and perhaps we begin repeating ourselves, then we can simply say, “oh, we’re just practicing for another anaphora poem!”

little pencilPlease now, share your poem with us.  Leave a link to your poem in a comment below.  Leave the poem itself if you don’t have a blog.  If you have questions about We Write Poems and our prompt-and-poem process, or you’re new here at WWP, please read our about page.

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  1. February 6, 2013 12:30 am

    This was a lot of thinking, in other words, hard work.


  2. February 6, 2013 12:37 am

    Good morning!

    ~ Misky

  3. February 6, 2013 2:39 am

    hello, everyone!

  4. February 6, 2013 3:36 am

    Well, it was coincident, reviewing some old poems for another reason, and then I realized, oh yea, of course, this is a form I’ve long used (and rather adored). But who knew it had a name! Amusing. Sometimes a virtue, sometimes not, being “unschooled” of poems as I am. Amusing, like I said. Thus offered…


  5. February 6, 2013 4:39 am

    Not quite on form…outside of the box and still coloring outside of the lines…

    Though I think I wrote quite a few things that fit the actual Anaphora form I can’t place them at the moment.

  6. February 6, 2013 6:29 am

    A slightly repetitious trip to 125th Street

  7. February 6, 2013 1:57 pm

    I stumbled on this prompt and had just experimented with repetitions in a sonnet I wrote earlier this week. I’m not sure it’s the right way to do it, but here it is.

  8. February 6, 2013 2:54 pm

    Good to see eveyone! I don’t have a poem (gasp, jeez, sputter).

  9. February 6, 2013 5:26 pm

    Hi all, here’s mine for the week:

  10. February 6, 2013 7:28 pm

    I will try again…mine is here

  11. February 6, 2013 7:54 pm

    it has been a loooooooong day…again

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