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A winter walk – writing 201 – cold poem

Winter is nearly here,
Let’s put on warming, woolly gloves,
Let’s put on cosy, cuddly socks,

Snow may be coming near,
Let’s put on heavy hoods,
Let’s put on some big boots,

We’ll go on a winter walk
We’ll go with a flask of tea
We’ll go with two cookies

Even if it’s cold outside
You’ll have my warm heart
I’ll have your warm heart

I wrote this poem for the WordPress blogging university: writing201 poetry course. Today the prompt word was cold; after some thought, the idea of a winter walk came to mind. The form was ‘concrete’ or ‘shape’ poetry and the device was anaphora.

Concrete / Shape poetry

Concrete poetry is an arrangement of linguistic elements in which the typographical effect is more important in conveying meaning than verbal significance. It is sometimes referred to as visual poetry, a term that has now developed a distinct meaning of its own.

Anaphora

In rhetoric, an anaphora is a rhetorical device that consists of repeating a sequence of words at the beginnings of neighbouring clauses, thereby lending them emphasis.

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