Poetry Contest: Get a Personality!
Get a Personality! Results
Grand prize: DC$ 12
The rules were given as the following:
Ebony & Ivory present: Get a Personality!
Our latest contest is worth 12 dc to the winner and incorporates a very common poetic element: Personification.
Here are the requirements:
*Personification must be used in the majority of the poem, preferably as the theme of the entire piece. It must be apparent throughout the poem. We are NOT looking for a poem that has personification in it as almost any poem ever written contains at least one instance of personification in it, rather we are looking for personification to be the overall idea of the piece and carried throughout the piece.
*Other poetic elements within the piece used to support, clarify, and direct the personification and generally just make it more poetic are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. Entrants that utilize other poetic elements will be given extra consideration, as well.
*This piece does not have to be a new work or a new post, but it does need to be original and/or unique.
*The length requirement is 12 lines and there is no length limit. Any type of poetry is accepted.
*The contest will end on January 25, 2013.
Personification is when you assign the qualities of a person to something that isn't human or, in some cases, to something that isn't even alive. For examples of personification, you can go here:
Or you can put in a little bit of Google time as there is a bounty of examples and explanations for personification available on the world wide web.
Obviously, none of the examples given may be used, they are intended to help clarify personification only.
Here is an example of poetry written completely with personification, rather than just using examples of it:
Consideration will be given to poems that utilize other poetic elements (i.e. assonance,enjambment,meter,onomatopeia, alliteration, imagery, metaphors, irony, rhyme, form, simile, symbolism, tone, etc) and original or unique concepts.
If you have any questions, contact either spikedwithLUST or Amaryllis.