Sunday, April 17, 2011

30 Days of Poetry Day 17

Day 17 prompt:

Write a triolet using a type of candy or dessert as the subject.

A triolet is an eight-line poem in which line 1 repeats as lines 4 and 7 and line 2 repeats as line 8. The rhyme scheme is abaaabab. See below for more instruction.

I Like Laffy Taffy

I like Laffy Taffy.
My favorite is banana.
Keep all the other candy—
I like Laffy Taffy,
Unless it is cherry—
You can send it to Alaska.
I like Laffy Taffy.
My favorite is banana.


Triolet (labeled)

I  Like Laffy Taffy

I like Laffy Taffy*. (a)
My favorite is banana**. (b)
Keep all the other candy— (a)
I like Laffy Taffy*, (a)
Unless it is cherry— (a)
You can send it to Alaska. (b)
I like Laffy Taffy*. (a)
My favorite is banana**. (b)

Rhyme scheme: abaaabab
*Lines 1, 4, and 7 repeat.
**Lines 2 and 8 repeat.

8 comments:

  1. thanks to this prompt, i discovered that i'm in love. thanks, mrs. b! (note: this is my first triolet, soooo it's not too great. still, i hopes u enjoy!!!)

    In Love

    I think I may be in love.
    Kit-Kats, are they from Heaven?
    They are the candy I so belove!
    I think I may be in love.
    Not with Recees, well, sort of,
    But Kit-Kat's are better than them.
    I think I may be in love.
    Kit-Kats, are they from Heaven?

    ⸮⸮kay??

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  2. The Endless Flowing River

    The endless flowing river
    reminds me of myself.
    Trickling, rushing, teeming with life.
    The endless flowing river
    that never stops to rest.
    Racing, just because it must.
    The endless flowing river
    reminds me of myself.

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  3. Kit-Kats are my FAVORITE candy to Kay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Almond Joy

    Almond Joy is a special delight.
    It's sweet, yet crunchy, too.
    Nuts, coconut, chocolate – try a bite!
    Almond Joy is a special delight.
    Choco plus nutty is outta sight!
    In wrapper white and blue,
    Almond Joy is a special delight.
    It's sweet, yet crunchy, too.

    ~ JEC

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  5. I don't know what my problem was. I didn't follow instructions for this one or for yesterday's poem. Uggghhh. Oh, well.

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  6. i still LOVED ur poem, Mrs. K!(:

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  7. Me too, Mrs. K! It's all about writing - the prompts are just for motivation. :)

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