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"title" by AccountName

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DFC Day at a Glance (#1)

Mon Nov 30, 2015, 2:17 PM

And welcome to :icondailylitrecognition: and :iconprojectdfc:'s 

Day at a Glance

We're SOOPAH excited to have you all here.  Hopefully, you're ready for a challenge--this month is going to be EPIC.

You may have noticed, if you've already scoped out the :iconprojectdfc: DFC Form Chart 2015 by kiwi-damnation (Form Chart), there's something fishy afoot!  Let's take a look, yes?  In the words of our esteemed Mistress of Words, kiwi-damnation ...

This year is about world regions, with 5 major regions with 6 forms each and a wild card with 1. That totals 31. When a day is allocated to a region, for example "The Middle East", you can choose from the 6 presented. Once you have used that form though, you can't use it again.

This means our "Day at a Glance" posts will be separated BY FORM each day, to give a more in-depth look at one specific option.  If you picked a different form to focus on, don't panic--we'll just be covering that form in a future post!  We will still be featuring EVERY submission we receive each day!


to defeat this FORM, shall we?!

The Americas -- Day 1

The Form:


The Sardine or Sonondilla was created by “The Dread Poet Roberts”. 

It features 14-lines of tetrameter (preferably iambic) with the following rhyme schemes: abbacddceeffee or abbaabbaccddcc 

Now, for those who aren't aware, iambic tetrameter is:

meter in poetry. It refers to a line consisting of four iambic feet. The word "tetrameter" simply means that there are four feet in the line; iambic tetrameter is a line comprising four iambs.

Now, that probably doesn't make a WHOLE LOT of sense if you've not studied poetry/poetic forms.  So let's break it down, shall we?

Meter:  the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or the lines IN a verse.
Feet:  the meter of a verse can be described as a sequence of feet, each foot equaling a specific sequence of syllable types (unstressed/stressed or long/short)
Iambic Pentameter:  a common meter in English poetry, it is based on a sequence of five iambic feet/iambs, each consisting of a relatively unstressed syllable followed by a relatively stressed syllable.  In other words, think of this like a heartbeat.  The first thump is unstressed (da), the second stressed (DUM). Put together, it's da-DUM, da-DUM, da-DUM

Take a look at the example below; the unstressed syllables are denoted by "X"s, the stressed denoted by "/"s.

 ×  /   ×   /   ×    /      ×  /     ×   /
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
 ×  /    ×      /   ×     /   ×     /  ×   /
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Iambic Tetrameter, therefore, is based on a sequence of FOUR iambic feet/iambs!

Still confused?  Take a gander at some pieces written using iambic tetrameter:

Iambic TetrameterThe nightmares tear asunder hope
And shadows black with fervor grope
Within my heart so dark and cold
Within my spirit grown so old
Can I still witness light as it-
As well with with fervor strives to keep
My tried and tested faith from sleep
And give my weakened spirit grit?
Lunar EclipseObserve the birds that soar so high
Their wings that stir in endless flight
Like vibrant sails become aflame
And lit below by beacons bright
The moon rusts red in darkened skies
Absorbs the glow of midnight light
A blood moon is too cruel a name
Let rest the stars and sleep tonight
Oh love, stay here and rest with me
Oh love, sleep calm and rest tonight

Your Heart vs. The WorldThe stars are dreams caught in mid-flight.
Your heart is black and blue tonight.
The beat it bangs is secret song.
The moon it feels the meaning strong
Though wind won't let the wonder stay
So eyes look toward the morning grey.
The heat they hope to find was spent
Against a heart for another bent.
Lay your body in warmth of rhyme.
Heal as this is just the first time.
The Tell Tale HeartI feel the rhythm of his heart,
beneath the boards the beating starts;
as reason from my mind departs,
I fall apart, I fall apart.
The men who knocked upon my door,
not knowing what's beneath my floor
will want to settle up the score -
I do implore, I do implore
This guilt breaks conscience with my lie -
my wracking sobs and wretched sighs.
I never meant for him to die.
It was his eye, it was his eye!

And now, the form!

The Sardine Example:

Ambiguity, by Lawrence Eberhart 

In ambiguity there’s hope 
that your misstatement may make sense
to someone sitting on the fence 
who’s neither voted yep nor nope. 
Thus politician’s often cope 
with lack of what’s called common-sense 
by merely giving no offence. 
If you don’t get it, you’re the dope. 
You cannot fact check what’s not said 
Thus inferences that have led 
to contrary conclusions are 
non-specific, sometimes bizarre. 
Turn off the TV, go to bed,
or watch grass grow; 
you’ll be ahead.

And...there you have it!

Come back tomorrow for a look at all pieces submitted for Day 1...and another awesome form!  

Ciao! from your :icondailylitrecognition: and :iconprojectdfc: admin.

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Sharkwoman87 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for making this group and many thanks for support my horror shortstory "Schmetterling, du boeses Ding" :hug:
To return the favour, i will try to support the other writers here.
I will also read all the guidelines and then i have to think about which works of my friends i will support. I know many nice and great writers here. This is a good thing to say "Thank you" to all of them and give back all the support they give me before :)

Nice greetings.
DailyLitRecognition Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
Thank YOU so much for checking us out, and congratulations on your DLR! :heart:
Sharkwoman87 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I already choose one of my DA friends for this month. I'm just wait for an answer :)
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Professional Writer
I guess I set the birthday of this account as my birthday when I set it up. Whoever is running it can feel free to change that.  LOL
BlackBowfin Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday to one of my favorite groups!!! :)
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Fun cake :funnydance: Have your cake. And Eat It. happy birthdayHave your cake. And Eat It. :funnydance:  Fun cake 
                   happy DA B-day :3 IcexDragon's birthday Portal happy DA B-day :3 
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