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1 Points

To unlock this achievement you must submit an extended poem that adheres to the poetic form of an elegy.


Form (Elegy)

  • The poem makes imaginative use of the first person
  • The poem must have at least 4 stanzas of at least four lines each
  • The poem must have a regular rhyme scheme
  • The poem must respond to the notion of loss
  • The poem should raise a question about destiny, fate and/or justice


  • Stanzas are used to clearly delineate ideas
  • The poem should open with a poetic muse or its artistic inspiration
  • The poem should close with an expression of hope (variations may be accepted if a commentary is provided that explains the artistic decision to move away from the structural convention)


  • The poem makes subtle links between the events surrounding the deceased and the events within the poet’s life
  • Each stanza focusses on a particular idea, image or event (literal or metaphorical)
  • The poem uses symbolic imagery to communicate its ideas to the reader
  • The poem uses emotive language to develop a sense of loss throughout the poem


  • Spelling is accurate in most words with few lapses, even in uncommon language
  • Punctuation features are used consistently and correctly and in some instances are used for creative effect

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