The assignment for today is to write a hero poem in the form of a ballad using the device(s) anaphora/epistrophe. There are SO many different elements to consider when writing these poems, that sometimes I wonder if it is worth it! LOL! 😉 Since a ballad has certain rhyme and meter, ending the lines with repeating words (epistrohe) would be impossible. So, in order to stick to the traditional ballad form, I will use anaphora.
My Husband, My Hero
He works so hard to see me through,
He loves with all his might,
He looks upon me tenderly,
He sets my heart to flight.
He touches me so tenderly,
He listens when I speak.
He brings me joy I’ve never known,
He shows strength when I’m weak.
He doesn’t anger easily,
He hardly will complain.
He shines so bright on cloudy days,
He chases off the rain.