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Lighthouse: A poem that is entirely enjambed, about a lighthouse on a small ocean rock
Posted by Douglas, Jul 25, 2010. 1258 views. ID = 3737

Lighthouse

Posted by Douglas, Jul 25, 2010. 1258 views. ID = 3737
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This poem is enjambed (the phrases don't end with the lines). To read this properly, don't let yourself pause at the ends of the lines; pause where the punctuation tells you to!
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Across the wild and blue-green wide expanse
of ocean waves, a single rocky cliff
Defies the sea. A brutal soldier's lance
Erected tall to dwarf that tiny bluff
Of stone, with sturdy and unflagging stance
Declares to all, "Thus far is far enough."

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Comments


Laura
Aug 22, 2010
I love this one! I remember in poetry class we had to write a poem in dactylic meter, and I chose a similar metaphor, but yours is much more clearly stated.
   ~Posted by Laura, Aug 22, 2010



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