Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 5 (MATE). This week, it’s the C spot.

Welcome to the Décima Poetry Challenge. Each week we’ll be attempting a Décima, also known as an Espinela, poem. If you don’t know how to write a Décima, click HERE to go to a post on how to write one.

Here is the quick description of a Décima:

There are 10 lines (stanza) of poetry that rhyme but in this case there is a set rhyming pattern we must stick to.
In addition each line must only have 8 syllables.
The rhyme pattern is;
a
b
b
a
a
c
c
d
d
c

For this particular challenge the word MATE must be one of the C position words. Then the other two C position words must rhyme with MATE.

Sometimes you break the rhyme into two stanzas using the following rhyme pattern. abba/accddc.

This week is the 

C rhyme spot.

This week’s inspiration is to use

Mate

as one of your “B” words, and meaning you use Itch in one spot, and its rhyme in the other.

 

If you are having a bit of trouble with this prompt, just write whatever you are inspired to do as long as it is a Décima.

Tools you might need to write the poem are:
RhymeZone.com,
Thesaurus.com
HowManySyllables.com.

Once you complete your poem and post it on your blog, copy the link and place it in the comments in this post. That way other people can visit your post and check out your poem. You can also put a link, Ping Back, of this challenge in your post, to let your followers know where to go if they want to participate., but this is not a must to join in.

If you choose to put the link in your post, this is a Ping Back. Click HERE to find out how to do a Ping Back, if you have never done one before. Basically, any time you click on a link in an article or post, that’s a Ping Back.

Please share this post on your Social Media, such as Twitter or FB. As with the Ping Back, this is not a requirement. Reblogging is great as well.

Some people also like to copy the challenge image into their post. That’s okay with me.

Ronovan Writes Decima Challenge Image

11 thoughts on “Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 5 (MATE). This week, it’s the C spot.

    • Great! To the wanting to try, not the my lack of proper instructioning.

      There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme but in this case there is a rhyming pattern we must stick to.
      In addition each line must only have 8 syllables.
      The rhyme pattern is;
      a
      b
      b
      a
      a
      c
      c
      d
      d
      c

      For this particular challenge the word MATE must be one of the C position words. Then the other two C position words must rhyme with MATE.

      I hope that helps. If it does, I may change my Challenge instructions to make it clearer for everyone that might be not trying due to the jumbled instructions. It takes a veteran challenge participant to actually ask the question of, “Ron, what the heck are you trying to say?”.

      If this still isn’t good, let me know and we’ll work on it till it is. I won’t it good enough to get people to feel at ease enough to give it a try.

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