EPANALEPSIS POETRY (A NEW FORM)

EPANALEPSIS 

I think I might have created/invented* a new form of poetry? If I have then my gratitude goes out to Stuart Aken please click on his name and you’ll see where I am coming from, thank you, Stuart, too. Please do click on the title link above as all the definition/s can be used. To reiterate, please do click on the title, as the definition will become the rules, two of which can be found in my examples, the first blatantly obvious, the second in the first line of the fourth stanza. Feedback please, more on it being a new format, and of course critiques on the poems. Oh the name of the form, (if it is new), ‘Epanalepsis Poetry’. As is I can’t find any reference to this format, fingers crossed.


PERFECTED LOVE

together we will always be together
alone again never again alone
together now and forever together
perfected love our life, our life is love perfected
~~~~~

NATURE NURTURES

all life nature nurtures all life
pollution causing stress, we all must stop pollution
nature will recover, regardless of human nature
a fact in denial, a fact

climate warming, governments still in denial of climate change
heed the scientific revelations, realise the danger, take heed
all life affected, pollution affects all life
self-destruction, cause, denial of the dangers lead to self-destruction
~~~~~~~~~
© Mick Talbot 2017/66

The colour coding:

RED: The repeated words in epanalepsis don’t have to be identical, but must be in context.
BLUE: Epanalepsis can occur across two sentences.
GREEN: The same word used at the beginning, and end of a sentence.
MAUVE: Epanalepsis can occur within a clause of a sentence.


FOOTNOTE

I have invented a new form of poetry, and I will always be indebted to Stuart Aken for introducing me to the word,

EPANALEPSIS

The rules are embedded in the link, as you will see by holding your cursor over it, please do click for more detailed information. To all, I’d love some feedback, and critiques, please don’t hold back. You might be interested Jules, some feedback, please. To all who have commented and liked, I am most grateful for your support, thank you, a n d  I hope you too find pleasure in writing an EPANALEPSIS poem! 🙂
 Citation

Lambert-Sluder, Rose. “Epanalepsis.” LitCharts. LitCharts LLC, 17 May 2017. Web. 22 Oct 2017.

My deepest heartfelt thanks to the above for her very informative web page on the definition of Epanalepsis.  Its help in my invention of Epanalepsis poetry has indeed been of great assistance, again many thanks. I hasten to add that all my writing are shared on WORDPRESS and other sites/blogs free gratis and will remain that way, and their copyright to me, for some time to come.
Mick Talbot Oct 23 2017

82 thoughts on “EPANALEPSIS POETRY (A NEW FORM)”

    1. Thanks for the reblog Stuart, hopefully, I’ll get some feedback on it being a new form., or not? Going to have another read of your post, you never know I find another new form, thanks again,
      Mick

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  1. It is certainly a fun format to play with in poetry. Your first poem especially shows symmetry and reminded me of a poem I wrote a few years back for Poem in Your Pocket Day at school. We were working on symmetry in math class, which might be fun to play with poem-wise. I was going to share that poem here, but that might be un-cool, so if you want to see it click HERE.

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      1. Thank you, mind you I haven’t tried yet. I have now and it eventually took me HERE an anthology of your recent wonderfull work, loved them all, the haiku all WOW! Did find anything like what I thought you were referring to? Adding links the tidy way, note the target code opens link in/on a new page, both it and the title code are optional.
        <a href="enter link adress" title="enter any text you want add it will show when the link is covered by the cursor for a few seconds so don’t make it to long" target="_blank" >add link name here</a>
        If I have not made any syntax errors it should come so all you have to is delete my instructions add your link address and its name or click here option, and as I said the title/target bits are optional, if do remember to leave the ” > at the end of the (no space between ” and > hope my input works first time hitting send now

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    1. Thanks D, I was worried about alliterations but they are based on the same first letter, (putting it simply). So unless anybody knows different I have created/invented a new format. Unfortunately there is no link in HERE, and the polldaddy address comes up with a page full of html code.

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        1. Before I reply proper, tell me are you finding a polldaddy link attached to my comments? I’m finding one no everybody’s comments I’m receiving? Re alliteration, epanalepsis yep spot on, thank you for the confirmation. Yeah been there, loved them all and like I said your haiku WOW!

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  2. Omg Mick, talk about a major faux pas! I meant notability. I had just read a piece about a notorious femme fatale, and my mind obviously didn’t switch tracks. Let me be an example of the power of repetition 🙂 As to the polldaddy link… I didn’t post it. I have no idea where it came from, and now I’m concerned. I better have my techs check my comp. Funny thing is, I didn’t see it when I posted the comment, but it’s showing on my WP notifications. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

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              1. WP told me that the reason you’re seeing the Polldaddy Ratings feature is because it’s activated on your blog. To disable it, go to Settings > Ratings > Comments in your WP admin panel. It’s already deactivated on mine. Hope this helps, Mick.

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  3. Cool beans. If you left me some kind of a link for my name …I didn’t see where that went yet. But nothing in/from poll daddy. I also haven’t looked at any of the other links. Just what you wrote.

    I know that sometimes we need to repeat ourselves to make a point. I’m for brevity. Sometimes repeated words in pattern or not can make a piece heavy. That isn’t to say that you haven’t done something wondrous here.
    Continue expanding and experimenting . That’s the way to stay creative. 🙂

    Cheers… off to look at the links. Hugs, Jules

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    1. That polldaddy link is here on your comment too,, a faux pas by WP I am led to believe. Yes I did leave you a pingback, find it on my introductory page in the footnote. I think you’ll find on the defining page that it is open to four ways of which all can be implemented, I have used two, no three, The obvious, changing the final words but in context, and using two sentences, Using two stanzas, my next challenge. Please do update me with your thought on the link. Big HUGS, Mick

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      1. I don’t do polls… yes I guess I did see that.
        And your link for me, at least one goes to my current daily piece at my site. Not sure if the rest are the same.

        Thanks for the ping… I don’t think though that I saw that for approval or maybe I thought it was for something else and approved it just because it was something from you 😉

        Update on which link? I sometimes use a condensed version…other times not. I have the ‘code’ – and I attempt to use it, by copy and paste.

        I came looking for the new Mick prompt – I didn’t miss it did I?

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              gobbldiegook a messup by WP I think is something they use to check our rating ect.

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                1. Haha you were not meant to read it I put it just to show you, that it is a mistake, and I just checked and it has been removed from all previous comments that I have received from everybody, so we can forget it ever happened yay!

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                    1. No, thats more about this ( A humorous confusion of words that sound vaguely similar, as in “We have just ended our physical year” instead of “We have just ended our fiscal year.”) kind of thing, which is not in context. More like a pun whereas with epanalepsis it is a deliberate change of words in context to help avoid the obvious repetition

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                    2. No worries. Sorry that you missed the Septolet in Motion Contest. Though you still might but a piece in the Challenge section (in the comments… )

                      There are other fiction contests at Carrot Ranch this month.

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      1. I have read a few of them Mick. I wonder if you couldn’t add a twist to the repetition, like giving it a slightly different meaning second time around. It makes the thing more complex and a bit of a brain teaser, but it could be interesting.

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        1. Thing is Jane that is what epanalepsis is all about repetition. You can, I have used different words but in context. I do understand where your coming from I’ll work on it that’s for sure, many thanks for your input.

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          1. I tend to look on poetry forms as a challenge. If it ain’t difficult, it ain’t worth it. You know what I mean? I’m probably just trying to make a simple concept with a pleasing effect needlessly complicated 🙂

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              1. It just took the idea in a slightly different direction, but without changing the original idea. I think you should get a lot of enthusiasm for this form. It’s straightforward but it can be customized 🙂 I made up a couple of forms but nobody has had a go at them that I know of. Too many rules maybe, and they involve rhyme and rhythm and not everybody likes those constraints.

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          1. Gods Plan
            Our souls are but fodder to the evil that rules this world, they have no souls.
            Governments that fail to control cultural traditions like scarring women’s breasts.
            With hot irons, tortured beyond belief, ask why, its a tradition, their Governments condone.
            Women scared to give birth to female babies, in fear, of so-called tradition, women living in fear.
            Why, animals are treated with more respect, Gods plan, if it is then I know why.
            God has realised, that he created evil, yes the human race, repent, too late, God is done!
            We’ve killed, maimed and butchered our own kind, to this day were planning war, like we haven’t killed before!
            It’s not retribution we face, no, we are a failure, a disgrace, our acts God takes as his retribution for His mistake.

            © Mick Talbot 2017

            Let me know if I would be insane to blog it

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