Anxiety, fear, uncertainty and the biological response, provided the subject matter for today’s poetic exploration. The techniques investigated were assonance and alliteration.
The Prompt: Napowrimo Challenge, Day 12:
Today, I’d like you to write a poem that explicitly incorporates alliteration (the use of repeated consonant sounds) and assonance (the use of repeated vowel sounds). This doesn’t mean necessarily limiting yourself to a few consonants or vowels, although it could. Even relatively restrained alliteration and assonance can help tighten a poem, with the sounds reinforcing the sense.
Waiting, pacing, anticipating.
Heart pitter patters.
Stomach flutters, stutters, churns, churns.
Nerves tingle, tangle, jangle.
Face flushed, cheeks blushed.
Tension taut in throat, choke.
Blood pounds round ears.