Made it through round two
of the tournament!
My third entry into the poetry tournament...
This is my entry
for the second round
's Scratch That Poetry Tournament
. As the rules stated, the participants could write about anything
overly depressing subject matter
The theme for this round was formatting
. In our poetry, we had to use formatting
several times to create some sort of effect. In conjecture, the piece had to be written as a ballad
In the end, I decided to twist the tale of the greedy dragon
. As quoted by Wikipedia
: In the Icelandic Volsunga Saga (late 13th century), Fáfnir was a dwarf gifted with a powerful arm and fearless soul. He guarded his father's house of glittering gold and flashing gems. He was the strongest and most aggressive of the three brothers.
Fáfnir killed his brothers to get all the gold for himself. He became very ill-natured and greedy, so he went out into the wilderness to keep his fortune, eventually turning into a serpent or dragon (symbol of greed) to guard his treasure. Fáfnir also breathed poison into the land around him so no one would go near him and his treasure, wreaking terror in the hearts of the people.
Please let me know what you think. I'd love some feedback on this.
, & Critique Questions:
How much like a ballad
is this, really?
Where did the flow go wrong?
Do you like the story in general?
Should I have tried to rhyme