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Review of Echo  
Review by KingsSideCastle
Rated: E | (5.0)
This is a good poem. It definitely leave the reader with an ominous feeling. The description helped me find a little bit of the context of this. It suggest that an unpleasant experience in the past that continues to haunt the narrator. There is a great dark feel to this. Rhythmically this poem flows really nicely. The are no exact rhymes there are words that sound similar particularly at the end of each stanza (lingers, slithers, whispers). The syllable count for this poem was spot on making it very easy to read though There are also a nice set of refrains in this as well as phrases are repeated. Excellent writing!

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Review of When  
Review by KingsSideCastle
Rated: E | (5.0)
Good Poem. I like the flow. It read very smoothly and was set up very well. With the questions being posed to the readers in three of the stanzas...there seemed to be a really good rhythm to them. My favorite segments though were the second and third stanzas of this. I liked how the words circled around i.e. (Fear leads to Fear, hate leads to hate etc). There was also a really great alliteration in Fear fosters anger. It was an interesting choice to cut the the question in the second to last stanza. It almost as if it displays a sense of exasperation on the part of the narrator that he/she couldn't finish their thought. I also like the change from the change from the question in the beginning vs the questions towards the end. In the beginning the questions being ask are about behaviors we could chance and at the end the questions are about behaviors we should aspire to. Well done

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Review of The Raid  
Review by KingsSideCastle
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
Nice Story! It really captured the intensity of a hostage situation. It doesn't seem like a second was wasted as this story immediately starts the reader off in the middle of the middle of the action with one of the hostages injured and lead needing to think on her feet. The description in this story was really good as I could picture all the scenes from the makeshift first add to the negotiation. I love the fast paced finish with the police breaking in to end the situation. It covered all the moment that a person would expect to see in a hostage situation Also creative use of the prompts fitting the selected words into the story. *Smile*

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Review of Rain  
Review by KingsSideCastle
Rated: E | (5.0)
There is some great descriptive imagery in this poem. From the dark skies changing to brilliant blue as the rain passes. Readers are able to visualize the change as the poem progresses. That is not the only change the poem describes as the spirit and soul seem to adapt and grow with the Rain as well. I like that the author makes the connection that rain is a source of life. That acknowledgment allows readers to grow and change as they read this poem as well and end with a greater appreciation of the rain and some learning on their end too

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Review of Fallen Angel  
Review by KingsSideCastle
Rated: E | (5.0)
I like the summary of this poem "Goes in an unexpected direction". It definitely is a nice way to capture what this poem is about. I was reminded of "Paradise Lost" when I was reading this which also has a fallen angel though I am unable to tell from reading this whether it is the same one or an Angel in a similar situation. You do an excellent job of depicting the mindset of the character in this poem allowing readers to visualize and if not agree with the character's perspective, at least sympathize with it. The first stanza is also an amazing hook which pulls in the reader almost instantly with not only the sudden fall but the fact that the angel gets up and laughs. It just made the reader want to read the rest of this. Great Writing!!

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Review of Scars  
Review by KingsSideCastle
Rated: E | (5.0)
I love a poem dealing with Perseverance. I like this one because it emphasizes how much the subject of the poem is struggling. The reader is given vivid description of how much the subject of the poem is pulled down in the beginning of this poem. The description of words piercing strength of will like is a powerful image that stands out in the mind of the reader. I think a lot of people can relate to the feeling of a weight pulling at the soul. Reading through the first half of this allows the reader to appreciate how the subject perseveres in the latter half. It makes this poem hopeful and inspirational to read through. *Smile*

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Review of The airport  
Review by KingsSideCastle
Rated: E | (5.0)
I could visualize being in an busy airport when reading this. Filled with people of all sorts; Different countries, races, looks and outfits. This poem reflects just how much covid has changed our lives as how people are wearing their masks becomes a distinguishing characteristic for people visiting the airport

I think the strength of this poem is its description and word choice. I was able to picture the people in the poem very well from they were written out There is a gentle rhyme scheme for most of this poem with the 1st and 3rd lines of every stanza rhyming making it fun to read through. I liked reading this!

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Review of Tetris-ctys  
Review by KingsSideCastle
Rated: E | (5.0)
Neat poem. This is my first time hearing about Tetractys poetry form. I like the little bit of wordplay used with the title. Pretty creative to make a Tetris themed Teractys. If you really wanted to add another level to the title... you should have have made this one four stanzas. As a Tetris fan I think you certainly captured the essence of the game... the fast pace, the goal and the way the pieces are adjusted. The second half of the poem in particular made me feel like I was in the middle of a Tetris game as the stack got higher and the game got faster. Very Well done!!

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Review by KingsSideCastle
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Wow... this was a powerful poem. I like the way it personifies a Tsunami. You can feel the tension as the each syllable of the name is quietly whispered. There are also some great visual descriptions depicting the devastating power of the narrator. They hit with destructive force much like the type of tidal wave itself. There is also a nice bit of contrast at the end where the Tsunami is described as having its thirst quenched. It was definitely a thought provoking juxtaposition. Very well written!

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Review by KingsSideCastle
Rated: E | (5.0)
First off. Great use of the cover image. It helped me to visualize what this poem was about with that single image. I also love the name of this poem. This poem is light and carefree. It cause the reader to picture looking up at the sky and imagining what shapes the clouds take on. There are a lot of fun ones depicted: donuts, towers, castles, rabbit. It is setup to flow nicely with some good rhymes used. I think my favorite phrase in this was "Soft as a Lullaby". It just sounds really sweet. Good writing! *Smile*

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Review of Blue Light  
Review by KingsSideCastle
Rated: E | (5.0)
I liked this poem. There is some great visual imagery. I love the image of the lightning bugs in the first stanza. The same with the Hummingbirds and Bees and breeze dancing with the moonflowers. Some beautiful images to imagine. The second stanza is amazing as well. When I think of blue light and the times described, I picture the time of day to be twilight. I liked the flow of this poem. The rhyme scheme was an interesting mix abab in the first line followed by cccc for the second stanza and dada for the third. It blended nicely.

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Review by KingsSideCastle
Rated: E | (5.0)
This poem depicts the aspects of Solitude really well. There are some great contrasting images throughout this. For example the way the last couplet compares silence with the potential of a violent storm or the thrill of night with Angel Light in the fourth couplet. One of the great ideas conveyed in this work is to take pride in solitude. Often solitude is looked as something unpleasant but this poem turns that on its head. In terms of flow... this poem flows really smoothly with a great set of rhymes to read through. I enjoyed going through this very much. *Smile*

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Review by KingsSideCastle
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
This is a great poem. You really capture the essence of a predator perfectly. You can feel the fierceness of the predators described. It contrasts very well with the viewpoint given of the prey in this poem. The night setting is beautifully described. I am really impressed with how the rhyme scheme was done for this one with an all A setup. This pacing of the poem is face paced as the reader goes through each line very quickly and feels a sense of excitement reading it. It was a lot of fun to go through. Thank you for writing it!

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Review by KingsSideCastle
Rated: E | (5.0)
This poem captures the importance of water perfectly and draws attention to the value of the commodity. It is interesting to think how water could be taken for granted as the first part of this poem discusses. The best segment of this poem for me was the third stanza where the reader is given a great description Women and Men, old and Young watching the sky for rain. The mention of the Rajasthan as a desert also provides a powerful visual image. It is structured well with a nice set of rhymes going allowing this poem to flow smoothly. Great Sonnet!


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Review of Green  
Review by KingsSideCastle
Rated: E | (5.0)
*Smile* Nice poem. You really analyzed the color green very well and identified a lot of lexical contexts where the word is used. I didn't realize there were so many different scenarios where the word Green is applied until this poem pointed them all out. The poem is laid out well. It reminds me of an Hour glass with the subject of the poem tucked into the middle of it. There is a good effort to make this poem flow smoothly giving the lines a rhyming complement with each couplet used. Many of the rhymes in this poem are approximate rhymes which may not sound as smoothly when spoken aloud but work well when the poem is looked at as readers are able to visually see the connection between the words. Good Writing!


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Review by KingsSideCastle
Rated: E | (5.0)
Great Poem. I love the cover image. The animals chosen for this poem are two really beautiful sets of animals. I really like the imagery that you are using depicting these creatures flying against the Azure sky. It is a very interesting comparison listing these two animals together and I like how you connect what they have in common.

I love the last stanza. You have a great description of the two animals wings. The hummingbird's rippling features contrast against the butterfly's tattooed wings nicely. It also ends with a great visual image of the two animals eating side by side happily. Nice writing! *Smile*

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Review by KingsSideCastle
Rated: E | (5.0)
Sweet song. *Smile* I liked the accompanying story. It definitely captures the feeling of a person looking back and remembering the past. At the same time there is a nice contrast with the lead's youngest granddaughter getting married. The grandmother attending an event where her families future is in many ways just beginning makes the look back all the more poignant. The tone of the story fit the song in the video really nicely. *Bigsmile*


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Review by KingsSideCastle
Rated: E | (5.0)
I'm a former teacher so there's a lot of props to you for being able to come up with 3-4 hour lesson. I've taught two hour classes and found it changing to pace the material evenly enough to fill the time span effective. I can relate to having to adapt the timing of your lessons. It really does take some scrambling to adjust the pace of your lessons. Your entry is written well and it is very nice to read through. Of course my favorite part was the strikethrough of Dorothy. It made smile. Great writing. *Smile*


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Review of Darkness  
Review by KingsSideCastle
In affiliation with I Write  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
This is nice. There are some great descriptions and we get some strong contrasting imagery when describing the type of darkness that the author/narrator appreciates. Throughout this work darkness is seen as something that allows a person to appreciate the light at a particular moment and we get a lot of nice examples where light and darkness complement each other to provide a beautiful scene (an oil lamp, sunsets, a wood stove burning, stars and fireworks at night).

There is a lot of jumping around between each scene as this essay follows the narrator's thoughts/experiences from childhood to adulthood but the strong description allows a reader to picture what is going on in each moment. I could visualize the room she grew up in and how it changed upon redecorating, the summer home and the funeral. The vivid description really pulled the reader into each separate scene.

The title and description for this work was also a good hook drawing in readers and making them wonder the appeal of darkness. It pulled them straight into this story. It is a very well written piece! *Smile*


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Review of The Book of Jeff  
for entry "Andre's Instrument
Review by KingsSideCastle
In affiliation with I Write  
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
Great Entry for the Banana Bar. I liked the story that you set up for Andre's musical instrument choice and the background behind getting to know the character. The first person point of view is a great choice and it makes the reader feel like they are getting to know Andre along with the Narrator.

There are some very very nice subtle comedic touches to this entry that I really liked. My favorites were the pop up note for Juli Ard [sic] *Laugh* and how Andre had to work his way up from the Late Late Late Late show. *Smile* It was a lot of fun to read.


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Review of Twinkle Twinkle?  
Review by KingsSideCastle
In affiliation with I Challenge... Jeopardy! Group  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Nice Madlib. *Bigsmile* The song is easily recognizable. You have an idea of what you are changing as you attempt this but it still didn't work out like I pictured completely. I chose my cellphone as the object of choice. It produced some wild results. My question for what you wonder about produced was off. I phrased it badly and got "I wonder How Shiny it is?" *Delight* It was very fun to try this. I'm sure people will really enjoy this. Thank you for making this.
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Review by KingsSideCastle
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Rated: E | (5.0)
This poem was a nice blend of astronomy and romance. I was visualizing the night sky and constellations as I was reading this. All of which were described beautifully. This soul mates in this are shown to have a powerful connection with cosmic forces uniting them. It is a really good read.

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Review by KingsSideCastle
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Rated: E | (5.0)
I've been reviewing a lot of Valentine's Day works as part of a challenge so it is a little refreshing to read a Valentine's Day themed poem that where there the narrator isn't blissfully in love throughout. Smashing Chocolates is certainly a fun way to work out aggression towards a holiday. *Delight* This had a nice balance because it wasn't completely dark. The narrator still had good friend to spend Valentine's day with. It was fun to read. *Smile*

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Review of THE KISS  
Review by KingsSideCastle
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Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Sweet story. The are some great descriptions in this. I could picture the wild atmosphere of the bar on Valentine's day really well and visualize how attractive the girl the narrator meets. The titular kiss was intense and described beautifully. I really enjoyed reading this very much.

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Review of You Smiled at Me  
Review by KingsSideCastle
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Great Poem! It had a nice flow to it and the rhymes made it fun to follow. I love the descriptions and it is very sweet. I really relate to to the idea that a person can make your heart beat faster with a smile even if you've known them for a long time. It shows a very strong attraction and the author/narrator is lucky to have that type of love in his life.

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