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Rumpelstiltskin

A Poetical Mood Challenge | Deadline: 15 August

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 A Poetical Mood Challenge

So, I've really been wanting to host a poetry challenge but it has taken me a while to sort out exactly what I wanted my challenge to entail and how I would go about judging it. Some of you already know, but I find poetry to be a highly personal experience, so it has taken me a while to construct a rubric that could be used for judging this challenge. I'll get into the nitty-gritty of scoring at the end but for now, let's hop into the details!

Challenge Name: A Poetical Mood Challenge

Challenge Deadline: 15 August 2018

Accepted Fandom(s): all of them [including OF]

Accepted Ratings: AA-M, anything accepted on the archives

Challenge Details: This isn't just a poetry challenge -- it comes with a twist! I want you to bring a BIG MOOD into your poem. It can be any mood -- frustrated, enraged, excited, elated, somber, madness, mysterious, romantic... anything, anything, anything! You can combine moods if you want. The most important thing is that I don't want you to tell me the mood -- I want you to make me FEEL the mood. Be creative with your mood and give me an experience. For example, make me feel the first pumpkin spice latte of autumn, or waking up on Christmas morning, or the starkness in a funeral, or the fear in a slasher film, or whatever you're doing. This is a go big or go home kind of challenge. Move me! Scare me! Make me cry! Make me laugh! Enrapture me. It's a tall order, I know.

Please use poetic elements in your writing to enhance the poem and the reader's [my] emotional experience. If this sounds difficult, it's really not -- you'll probably use at least that many without meaning to. +Here is more on poetic elements. 

You're more than welcome to write in any poetical form you wish! However, I'm going to add yet another spin on this challenge with bonus points (because this Rumpel surely does love bonus points). Try experimenting with a poetical form that you've never tried out before. +Here is a list of some forms if you need some examples -- I've actually recently tried out Ae Freislighe, which was beautiful, challenging, and so much fun. Let me know when you drop off your poem if you've experimented and I'll at +3 bonus points to your final score. [You DO NOT have to stick to a poetical form, strictly -- use one as a guideline, instead, if you'd prefer. ]

You may use any fandom if you'd prefer that to OF. 

You may use a poem inspired by one of your fics or stories.

You may submit up to TWO POEMS

You may NOT submit a pre-written entry (I've probably read any pre-existing poems on the archives and I want to read something new)

You may ask for your OWN scoring rubric(s) but only after the winners are announced.

You may have a lot of fun with this -- you never know. 

Rewards: I will review ALL entries.

Third Place: prize graphic, one additional review, a place in my Story Challenge Winners in my profile

Second Place: prize graphic, two additional reviews, a place in my Story Challenge Winners in my profile, a PicSpam of your poem

First Place: prize graphic, four additional reviews, a place in my Story Challenge Winners in my profile, a PicSpam of your poem, [at least] three WJ Questions, eternal glory

 

Scoring: Scoring weights and details in the spoiler below!

Spoiler

 

25% Objective: how well you met the challenge requirements

15% Poetic Elements: use of poetic elements [3+ to enhance the reader's emotions]

25% Cohesiveness: unity of lines/stanzas that connect to the topic of the poem -- does the whole poem fit together? are the lines/stanzas straying from your topic? did everything make sense?

30% Creativity: uniqueness -- was there distinct creative artistic effort put into your poem? HAVE FUN -- EXPERIMENT -- LOSE YOURSELF IN YOUR POETRY

5% Word Choice: rhythm and flow of language that presented the purpose in an interesting and natural way

 

 

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forever_dreaming

RUMPELS YES. Count me in as a tentative taker! 

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just.a.willow.tree

UM YES

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Rumpelstiltskin

xD You two were fast!

 

 

 

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Aphoride

Imma be a maybe because it's years since I last wrote anything purely poetic, but this sounds fun :)

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Rumpelstiltskin

Hopefully, something inspires you, Laura! I was in the same boat up until recently -- it had been years since I'd tried anything poetic. It was a bit of struggle to get going again but I've found it rather cathartic.

 

 

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just.a.willow.tree

I have a question! Can we combine this with other challenges? ^_^

(Also I'm just writing this here so I don't forget -- I think I'm gonna do the rondeau!)

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Yes, it can absolutely be combined with other challenges!

Oops I meant to mention that!

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Theia

Ooh, this sounds fun! I'll probably experiment with a style but I'll be a maybe for now. :)

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Unwritten Curse

I'm going to be a Taker and I'm going to write two. Yes, I'm excited.

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MalfoysAngel

I'll be a maybe.

Quick question: can I add my entry to my poetry collection I have on the archives or would you prefer it be separate from that?

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\O/ Hooray! I'm so excited to read all these poems! 

@MalfoysAngel -- yes, you can add it to your poetry collection; that's not a problem!

 

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TreacleTart

If you’ve seen my AP, you know I love poems. I’m in, definitely with two entries.

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Rumpelstiltskin

Awesome, Kaitlin -- I can't wait to read them! 



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StarFeather

I am maybe and the work will be dedicated to @melian's great story, "Year of the Snake".

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Rumpelstiltskin

That sounds awesome, Kenny!

 

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Chelts-rhj

I am a taker! Already got one penned out I'll hopefully be able to spice it up a bit before I post it. 

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