Hello, everyone, and welcome back for Day 12 of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo.

Our featured participant today is Tidbits by Shannon, where the “Bop” poem for Day 11 invites us to do the attractively unthinkable.

Today’s interviewee is Ocean Vuong, a Vietnamese-American poet raised in Hartford, Connecticut. His first book of poems, Night Sky With Exit Wounds, was published last year by Copper Canyon Press. Vuong’s poems incorporate uniquely startling images with a tight attention to sound. You can learn a little more about Vuong here and find examples of his poems here and here.

And finally, here is our daily prompt (optional, as always). Today, I’d like you to write a poem that explicitly incorporates alliteration (the use of repeated consonant sounds) and assonance (the use of repeated vowel sounds). This doesn’t mean necessarily limiting yourself to a few consonants or vowels, although it could. Even relatively restrained alliteration and assonance can help tighten a poem, with the sounds reinforcing the sense. Need some examples. Here’s Gerard Manley Hopkins showcasing alliteration and assonance on overdrive. And here is a poem with a more restrained approach from Kevin Young.

Happy writing!

 

127 Responses to Day Twelve

  1. Rahul Gaur says:

    https://rahulgaurblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/40-napowrimo-1230-madness-bewitches-me/

    A little window to the poem on the link above –

    Her fits impresses upon the hallucination
    so I gaze at it with her until it gazes back at me
    Madness, isn’t it lovely?

  2. […] For: Day 12 of NaPoWriMo […]

  3. Well, I made up for my 12th-hour submission for Day 11, but getting a jump-start on my Day 12 one! Here’s my alliterative poem:

    https://magicsurrealist2013.me/2017/04/12/ageing-an-alliterative-ambivalence/

  4. Susan says:

    My alliterative poem on the value of friendships…
    https://suewmil.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/spirit-lifters/

  5. […] Poetry Writing Month Day#12: A Poem Incorporating Alliteration & […]

  6. […] NaPoWriMo Day 12 #Alliteration […]

  7. Angela says:

    I love today’s prompt (alliteration and assonance), but I already had a second poem based on websites and titles fellow participants: http://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/escape/

    I hope your blogs send you a notice when I link to you. I know it’s a setting in WordPress, I don’t know about the other blog types/

  8. Arash says:

    Long ago at your father’s funeral
    Outside through a snow flurry I saw
    Your fair foolish face aglow….

    https://seafloors.blogspot.ca/2017/04/funeral.html

  9. […] © 2017 Occasional Dreams In response to: napowrimo, day twelve (alliteration & assonance) […]

  10. https://mahathianand.blogspot.in/2017/04/napowrimo-day12-fireflies.html

    #Day12 of #NaPoWriMo for my love of fireflies, for they are the ones that inspired me to be the writer I am today :D

  11. Azuki Lynn says:

    Lyrical little thing I just wrote.

    http://azukilynn.tumblr.com/post/159484623773/quartet

    Have a lovely day, peeps.

  12. […] Today’s Oracle continues on the theme from yesterday.  Colleen’s poetry challenge this week included words (hard, soft) I was sure would be in its magnetic word selection, and I was correct.  A tanka from the Oracle, with dots.  And as a bonus:  the alliteration follows the NaPoWriMo prompt. […]

  13. Mar Claudrin says:

    day 12 already, whoo hoo! :) here’s my attempt for the prompt xx

    http://notesfromabinbag.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/map-marks.html

  14. Taking a pass on the prompt, please. (Note the alliteration there?) Posting this piece, a haibun shadorma, instead:
    https://rlavalette.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/30-in-30-12-senryu/

  15. What a fun morning surprise to be featured — thank you! Who knew kissing goats would get such a response? *twinkle*

    Here’s today’s tidbit. Enjoy:

    https://tidbitsbyshannon.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/the-eyes-have-it/

  16. Joseph Hesch says:

    Day 12 of NaPoWriMo: The alliteration and assonance of guilt.
    My Guilty Displeasure
    http://wp.me/p1AR9N-308

  17. Having awakened about 4 hours earlier than usual this morning, I ended up writing two poems for the alliteration prompt of day 12 of NaPoWriMo. Here is the second one: https://judydykstrabrown.com/2017/04/12/morning-matins/

  18. […] 9 sees the usage of Day 12’s prompt – my first proper introduction to poetry structure through the use of alliteration and […]

  19. Tracy says:

    Have had to catch up a few times this year, but I’m still loving it. I look forward to April every year!

  20. […] Prompted by NaPoWriMo day 12, in which we play with alliteration and […]

  21. Gloria says:

    This is what became after seeing a quill beg to write a song on a petal

    http://www.gloria-gonsalves.com/glopowrimonapowrimo-day-12-quills-croon/

  22. […] prompt required me to use alliterations. I really enjoyed writing this […]

  23. […] prompt was to focus on alliteration and assonance. I may have gone into tongue twister territory, but it […]

  24. […] for NaPoWriMo – the prompt today is to use alliteration and/or […]

  25. Here is my alliterative and tragic tale of a Kangaroo who didn’t get her morning fix of coffee and cream. https://quest4peas.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/the-tale-of-karla-kidd/

  26. […] super-busy pre-Easter time. So I’m limiting myself to haiku, as far as possible. Today’s prompt: […]

  27. Pankhuri Shukla says:

    Hello, here’s my poem for the day:
    NaPoWriMo 12/30 – http://wp.me/p3nMuM-Oe

  28. Vin says:

    A messy pillow fight, described by an equally alliterated mess.

    http://vinlitevin.com/maybe-poetry/napowrimo/a-mess-i-confess/

  29. […] twelfth poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt from Napowrimo.net—to write a poem incorporating alliteration and assonance. I think I did better with the […]

  30. […] Day 12 of the Na/GloPoWriMo2017 challenge, and today’s prompt from NaPoWriMo.net is to write a poem that explicitly incorporates alliteration (the use of repeated consonant sounds) and assonance (the use of repeated vowel sounds). […]

  31. A Psalm-inspired attempt at the prompt: http://wp.me/p4eHj4-1cF

  32. My muse is screaming, “Stop bothering me.” haha! I still managed to squeak one out. Hope you all are enjoying April. <3
    https://undercaws.com/2017/04/12/feeding-the-monkey-2/

  33. […] optional prompt at NaPoWriMo 2017 for Day 12 of National Poetry Writing Month/Global Poetry Writing Month is to write a poem that […]

  34. […] Day Twelve:  Write a poem that explicitly incorporates alliteration. […]

  35. […] das ist. Die heutige Idee zum Schreiben stammt also von daher, zusammen mit der Anregung von NaPoWriMo.net: Wir sollten Alliteration und ähnliche Vokallaute in unser Gedicht […]

  36. […] a lark with alliteration for Day 12, 2017 NaPoWriMo […]

  37. Wow! Quite a challenge! I didn’t think I could do it but I managed to come up with this one that I think qualifies! It works for me anyhow! :) “Uniting in Freedoms”
    https://leonaslines.com/2017/04/12/uniting-in-freedoms/

  38. […] NaPoWriMo Prompt Day 12 – Today, I’d like you to write a poem that explicitly incorporates alliteration (the use of repeated consonant sounds) and assonance (the use of repeated vowel sounds). This doesn’t mean necessarily limiting yourself to a few consonants or vowels, although it could. Even relatively restrained alliteration and assonance can help tighten a poem, with the sounds reinforcing the sense. Need some examples. Here’s Gerard Manley Hopkins showcasing alliteration and assonance on overdrive. And here is a poem with a more restrained approach from Kevin Young. […]

  39. Today’s poem… a bit of a rant:
    http://soulstructuredlines.tumblr.com/post/159505760188/napowrimo-day-12-the-internet-of-stupidity
    Also… since it’s related and because I didn’t post it here that day, I didn’t use day one’s prompt but ended up writing an alliteration poem then. So thought I’d post it too.
    http://soulstructuredlines.tumblr.com/post/159085056748/napowrimo-day-1-between-stanzas

  40. […] NaPoWriMo prompt was for a poem featuring alliteration, one of my favorite poetic tools, which I employed with […]

  41. Um, I sorta followed the prompt … or at least, “A Mere Shadow” of it.
    https://rhymenreview.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/a-mere-shadow-napowrimo/

  42. Jim says:

    Hurry, hurry. I think I am # 99 for tonight. I’m not very proud of what I wrote but it is on the calendar for today.

    http://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/2017/04/napowrimo-2017-day-12-advice-poem.html

    ..

  43. Crow says:

    I love Beowulf, but I couldn’t get the alliteration going tonight.

    https://wordsandfeathers.com/2017/04/12/prints-20170412/

  44. […] Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt invited us to play around with alliteration and […]

  45. Angela Smith says:

    No day 13 prompt yet?

  46. Smitha says:

    Hi,
    I haven’t received the prompt for day 13. I am not sure why. Please help.

  47. […] prompt for NaPoWriMo for today has not yet been uploaded so I followed the prompt shared by Colleen for her Weekly […]

  48. […] NaPoWriMo Prompts : a poem that explicitly incorporates alliteration and assonance […]

  49. […] via napowrimo.net: This is a catch-up post from the prompt for 4/12/17: Write a poem that explicitly incorporates alliteration and […]

  50. I’m late, too, but I still made up!

    Into the Sun

    https://goo.gl/wmEqbo

  51. […] and linguistic ability for this poem. The constraints I put on myself went beyond NaPo’s prompt to incorporate alliteration and assonance: I insisted that every line contain its own alliterative […]

  52. […] Selected as the featured poem for NaPoWriMo Day 12. […]

  53. Anuj Mahadik says:

    Here’s how alliteration and assonance make love to each other! ❤ http://bit.ly/2o2cHPM

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