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APRIL 30TH – A TO Z CHALLENGE – LETTER “Z”

Published 30th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

April 30th – Letter “Z” 

Film – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
Language – Hindi
Genre – Comedy-Drama
Written by – 
Director – Zoya Akhtar
Producer – Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani
Music Director – Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Cast – Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin

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DAY 29 – NAPOWRIMO 2017 – “Snow”

Published 29th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

Day 29 – And now for our (optional) prompt. Today, I’d like to challenge you to take one of your favorite poems and find a very specific, concrete noun in it. For example, if your favorite poem is this verse of Emily Dickinson’s, you might choose the word “stones” or “spectre.” After you’ve chosen your word, put the original poem away and spend five minutes free-writing associations – other nouns, adjectives, etc. Then use your original word and the results of your free-writing as the building blocks for a new poem.

My favorite poem is by Robert Frost called “Dust of Snow”.

Dust of Snow

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

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APRIL 29TH – A TO Z CHALLENGE – LETTER “Y”

Published 29th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

April 29th – Letter “Y” 

Film – Ye Maaya Chesave (2010)
Language – Telugu
Genre – Romantic Drama
Written by – Gautham Menon, Umarji Anuradha
Director – Gautham Menon
Producer – Manjula Ghattamaneni, Sanjay Swaroop
Music Director – A. R. Rahman
Cast – Naga Chaitanya, Samantha Ruth, Prabhu Sudheer Babu
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Day 28 – NaPoWriMo 2017 – “What Is Love?”

Published 28th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

Day 28 – And now for our prompt (optional, as always). Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem using Skeltonic verse. Don’t worry, there are no skeletons involved. Rather, Skeltonic verse gets its name from John Skelton, a fifteenth-century English poet who pioneered the use of short stanzas with irregular meter, but two strong stresses per line (otherwise know as “dipodic” or “two-footed” verse). The lines rhyme, but there’s not a rhyme scheme per se. The poet simply rhymes against one word until he or she gets bored and moves on to another. Here is a good explainer of the form, from which I have borrowed this excellent example:

Dipodic What?

Dipodic Verse
will be Terse.
Stress used just twice
to keep it nice,

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APRIL 28TH – A TO Z CHALLENGE – LETTER “X”

Published 28th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

April 28th – Letter “X” 

Film – X-Men (2000) 
Language – English
Genre – Fictional
Written by – David Hayter
Director – Bryan Singer
Producer – Lauren Shuler Donner & Ralph Winter 
Music Director – Michael Kamen 
Cast –  Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Bruce Davison, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Ray Park, Tyler Mane, Anna Paquin 

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DAY 27 – NAPOWRIMO 2017 – “Taste of Dahi Puri”

Published 27th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

Day 27 – And last but not least, here’s our (optional) prompt! Many poems explore the sight or sound or feel of things, and Proust famously wrote about the memories evoked by smell, but today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that explores your sense of taste! This could be a poem about food, or wine, or even the oddly metallic sensation of a snowflake on your tongue.

Taste of Dahi Puri!

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Oh, my mouth is salivating,
On hearing the name of the dish,
To try the famous Indian snack, you wish…

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APRIL 27TH – A TO Z CHALLENGE – LETTER “W”

Published 27th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

April 27th – Letter “W” 

Film – Wake Up Sid (2009)
Language – Hindi
Genre – Drama
Written by – Niranjan Iyengar
Director – Ayan Mukerji
Producer – Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar
Music Director – Songs: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Amit Trivedi (1 song only) Background Score: Amit Trivedi
Cast – Konkana Sen Sharma, Ranbir Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Supriya Pathak, Rahul Khanna, Kashmira Shah

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