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What’s the difference between enjambment and caesura?

“Mark & Lard’s Tenuous Links”, but in poetry form.

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Sandwich fillings: an elegy

The one poem I have that can legitimately be described as “award-winning”.

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No, I really don’t care what Gail wrote on Facebook

Inspired by a conversation on the train from St Pancras which was shared with the whole quiet carriage.

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Litotes

With a hat tip to Wendy Cope’s “Faint Praise”.

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I tried not to but

An apology.

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Find the value of X, and why

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.

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Epistrophe

Epistrophe; being the repetition of a word at the end of successive clauses or sentences.

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Closing the front door gently behind me because I know how much slamming the door bothered him, I entered his living room and took stock of everything

This one was inspired by someone close.

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Anadiplosis

When you start a line with the same word or words that you ended the previous, that’s anadiplosis.

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Adynaton

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.