Monday, June 15, 2015

Poetic description of main characters

As I share some previous poetry about my YA novel, Tiger Claws, and the characters, here's another one describing Antwan but also his best bud, Amadi, and the people he is living with. Yesterday's poem was a rondel. This form is often used in middle school and is known as a diamond poem. What I did with it was to contrast two characters in one verse. The last technically is about one people, the Oonani, but they have two (or more) sides to them as does any society.


Antwan
Fierce, combative
Challenging, fighting, finding
Anger, peace, agony, snarl
Hunting, preying, killing
diseased, black-striped
tiger



Amadi
Free-of-fear, wild
Playing, TRAIPSING, TRAINING
Laughter, Joy, Mantle, rank
Leading, Striving, burning
Stoic, ambitious
Nakara


Oonani
Structured, kind
Adopting, teaching, resisting
Iron, coal, trade, law
Watching, Patrolling, giving
Friendly, wary

Oonani