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Poetic Forms: What is a Lantern ?
A Lantern is a form of shape poetry, where the poem itself is arranged so as to
provide a certain outline/shape on the page.
Here, the inventor was thinking of a Chinese lantern shape.
Line 1: noun (one syllable)
Line 2: describe the noun (two syllables)
Line 3: describe the noun (three syllables
Line 4: describe the noun (four syllables)
Line 5: synonym for noun in line one (one syllable)
Instant Lantern (shape) Poem - using this cool site (external link).
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