“Mark & Lard’s Tenuous Links”, but in poetry form.
The one poem I have that can legitimately be described as “award-winning”.
Inspired by a conversation on the train from St Pancras which was shared with the whole quiet carriage.
With a hat tip to Wendy Cope’s “Faint Praise”.
I don’t know why but I was compelled to write this one twice, so you get two poems here for the price of none.
Epistrophe; being the repetition of a word at the end of successive clauses or sentences.
This one was inspired by someone close.
When you start a line with the same word or words that you ended the previous, that’s anadiplosis.
Have you ever read Mark Forsyth’s book “The Elements of Eloquence”? For a long time I’ve been interested in the origins of language and the ways that our forefathers used it, and this book details many rhetorical devices and other figures of speech that they used.