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CONTEST: Sleuth Sonnets
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Anikka
Anikka
Babelfish

Nov-6-2008 16:39

Mysteries rock, and Noir is so awesome it became its own genre. Classic. Know what else is classic? That's right, Shakespeare! Classic AND classical - he just can't be beat. Well... unless he had written Noir sonnets!!


The Premise: Here's your chance to beat Shakespeare at his own game. Take one of The Bard's sonnets, strip off all but the last word of each line, then write a new sonnet - a Sleuth sonnet!


The Rules:

* Each entry MUST be completely different from the original sonnet EXCEPT for the final word on each line.
* Each new sonnet must have a Sleuth or a Noir theme.
* You must follow the guidelines for the English Sonnet poetry form (i.e. 14 lines, iambic pentameter, rhyming scheme)
* There are a few cases in which Shakespeare did not follow the standard rules for a sonnet. If the sonnet you have chosen is one of those "irregulars", you must duplicate it (do not 'fix' it!)
* Each entry must have, after the completed new sonnet, the number of the original sonnet and a URL to link to it.
* Entries must be submitted no later than 23:59 server time on December 15, 2008.

The Links:

Here are some links to help with this contest!

http://www.shakespeares-sonnets.com/icomm.htm
http://www.everypoet.com/Archive/poetry/William_Shakespeare/william_shakespeare_contents.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iambic_pentameter


Prizes: Yay, prizes!!!

1st place: $100,000 SleuthCash (subbed) or 6 month subscription (unsubbed)
2nd place: $50,000 SleuthCash (subbed) or 3 month subscription (unsubbed)
3rd place: $10,000 SleuthCash (subbed) or 1 month subscription (unsubbed)

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andirondax
andirondax

Nov-12-2008 09:35

this is the crime spree
go get the burglar
do not let him speed
in that stolen corvette
arrest that man
and let him rot
in a jail
cell or hang him
either way he is gunna
pay so do not
rest till the job is done
prostitutes are morally wrong
this is the jam!

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Anikka
Anikka
Babelfish

Nov-23-2008 16:45

It's been awfully quiet. I sure hope that's because you're all working on your sonnets!

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Nov-24-2008 15:58

Shakespeare rhymes me and thee far too often!

I've taken to thinking of ways of incorporating someone with a lisp just so I can change thee to 'see' :s

topkebab
topkebab
Lucky Stiff

Nov-24-2008 18:41

These sonnets take time to percolate, Ani, don't worry ;)

Ima Vagabond
Ima Vagabond
Vigilante

Dec-3-2008 20:40

Percolation station! Only 12(ish) more days. All aboard!

miss snopes
miss snopes
The Tome Ranger

Dec-10-2008 10:53

Only 5 more days! Can't wait to see more. :)

Cordelia Falco
Cordelia Falco
Battered Shoe

Dec-11-2008 08:54

*clutches head and moans faintly*

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