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Prompt: 

The theme is “Yellow” 

Write a 16-line chain rhyme with AABA-BBCB-CCDC-DDED
rhyming scheme. 
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Chain rhyme is the linking together of stanzas by carrying a rhyme over from one stanza to the next. It is also known as “chain verse or interlocking rhyme”. Though a number of verse forms use chain rhyme as an integral part of their structures, for this event we will follow the rhyming scheme mentioned above.

An excellent example of this verse form is Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”:

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Note: Though the third line in the fourth stanza of this example gets repeated, your poem need not repeat.

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Rules:

  1. The word “Yellow” can be interpreted in any way you want. It may or may not figure in your poem.
  2. All poems must have a title.
  3. Poem/s must be the entrant’s original work and entries must not have been previously published elsewhere. NO PLAGIARISM, please!
  4. You may submit up to 3 entries (or any additional as guest entries). Only entries that garnered an average score of 7.5 and above will be considered for winning. 
  5. Entries appearing on personal blogs or other platforms before the announcement of results stand disqualified from the event.
  6. Send your poems to penmagica@gmail.com with the subject as “Entry for PenMuse-08” in a word document along with your bio in 2-3 lines (in the third person) — need not to send if previously sent, lest you need it updated. You may also submit the cover of your poem (optional).
  7. The closing date of the event is June 20, 2019 (Thursday). Results will be announced on June 28, 2019 (Friday).

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