Saturday, May 30, 2009


This is the place to post your chiasmus based on Ralph Waldo Emerson's chiasmi.
In rhetoric, chiasmus (from the Greek: χιάζω, chiázō, "to shape like the letter Χ") is the figure of speech in which two or more clauses are related to each other through a reversal of structures in order to make a larger point; that is, the clauses display inverted parallelism. Chiasmus was particularly popular both in Greek and in Latin literature, where it was used to articulate balance or order within a text. As a popular example, the Greek and Hebrew texts of the Bible also contain many long and complex chiasmi.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Tiquicia Town Gallery

This is the place to post your psychological portrait of (1) one famous Costa Rican or (2) a fictional character based on Costa Rican personality traits. The poem should be based on the characters of Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology or Edwin Arlington Robinson's Tilbury Town.

Puritan Conceits

This is the place to post your Puritan Conceit based on a modern gadget or electric appliance.


This is the place to post your sardonic ad of the New Land. Illustration: Columbus after De Bry, an embellishment from an ancient map. Taken from a Coloring Book of Great Explorers with text by Eric Tomb and drawings by Nancy Conkle.