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MS Writer's Fest: Poetry & Expl. Writing: Spoken Word, Haiku, Sonnet etc., Comics, Cartoons, Infographic


1) Poetry - (3-5 Poems)

Writing in verse. May include but is not limited to prose poetry, free verse, formal poetry, song lyrics, and spoken word.

  • Spoken Word: Spoken Word is written on a page but performed for an audience. It relies on a heavy use of rhythm, improvisation, rhymes, wordplay, and slang. ... Some examples of Spoken Word you might be familiar with are stories, poems, monologues, slam poetry, rap, and even stand-up comedy.
  • Free Verse:  Free Verse is poetry that does not rythme or have a regular meter.
  • Song Lyrics : Lyrics are words that make up a song usually consisting of verses and choruses.
  • Prose PoetryProse poetry is written like prose, in paragraphs rather than verse, but contains the characteristics of poetry, such as poetic meter, language play, and a focus on images rather than narrative, plot, and character. Meter is the rhythm of a poem, including syllables per line and which syllables are emphasized.

Formal Poetry:

  • Haiku :  A Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world.
  • SonnetA poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes, in English typically having ten syllables per line.
  • SestinaA poem with six stanzas of six lines and a final triplet, all stanzas having the same six words at the line-ends in six different sequences that follow a fixed pattern, and with all six words appearing in the closing three-line envoi.
  • VillanelleA nineteen-line poem with two rhymes throughout, consisting of five tercets and a quatrain, with the first and third lines of the opening tercet recurring alternately at the end of the other tercets and with both repeated at the close of the concluding quatrain

Poetry Anthology

2) Comics, Cartoons, Infographic -(1 Exploratory Piece)

Writing that is “outside the box”--hybrid, unique creation, doesn’t really fit a specific category.



Graphic Novels