01-11-2005, 10:58 AM
Hey y'all, I got a quick question. I'm trying to help someone with their son's poetry homework and have run into a brick wall in trying to explain something. It's right on the tip of my tongue. Anyways, the boy has to write about his "theme song" and all the poetic stuff involved in it. I've got tone, I've alliteration, all that stuff. I'm having problems with one line, though. How is "We were strikin' matches just to watch'em burn" figurative language? I know it is, I just can't explain how. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
01-11-2005, 11:08 AM
It gives you a visual to describe something non-visual.
watching matches burn, grass grow etc visual, describing boredom which is non visual.
01-11-2005, 11:18 AM
You know, it might be kind of cool if we had a poetry thread on this board. Something for everyone to share their work.
01-12-2005, 12:54 AM
A poetry thread would be kewl. I have written over 70 poems in my life, and would be willing to share a few. Two of my poems were published in a magazine that a friend of mine used to put out, but he's since gone 'out of business'. Oh, well!
So, if someone starts a poetry thread, just point me in the right direction.
01-12-2005, 02:34 PM
I have some poems I would post. Sounds like a good idea to me :D
01-12-2005, 03:20 PM
Y'all go here:
Post poems, critique poems, get cross-eyed thinking bout poems - have fun! :)