Today is day one of the Ultimate Blogging Challenge yet again. Today marks another start for me trying to revive blogging habits. And as I start my first post, I realized I need to overcome writer’s block, seriously!! And thinking over it, I finally decided to start with poetry for post one.
Trying to explore poetic forms is something I always enjoyed and that
is what I tried in my day one post – the lines below are an attempt to
use the literary devices anaphora and antimetabole (and not sure if a
successful use of aposiopesis in the last line).
derived from a Greek word which means “turning about”. It is a literary
term or device that involves repeating a phrase in reverse order.
writing or speech, the deliberate repetition of the first part of the
sentence in order to achieve an artistic effect is known as Anaphora.
derived from a Greek word that means “becoming silent”. It is a
rhetorical device that can be defined as a figure of speech in which the
speaker or writer breaks off abruptly and leaves the statement
incomplete, as if the speaker is not willing to state what is present in
his mind due to being overcome by passion, excitement or fear. In a
piece of literature, it means to leave a sentence unfinished so that the
reader could determine his own meanings.