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Effulgence of Grandeur: A Sonnet of Struggle and Triumph

Per diem, my aim is to pursue a life of grandeur,
Yet I cannot ignore those Sauté moments that linger,
In times of woe, and past mistakes that still anger.
They haunt me daily, destroying my cheer.

I strive for excellence, but am held back,
By memories of failure and despair,
That intrude upon my mind and leave a mark,
And steal away my joy and peace to repair.

I know I must face these ghosts of the past,
And find a way to let them go and heal,
But as I try, their grip on me seems to fast,
And my attempts seem weak and all too frail.

But still I strive, for I know that true might,
Comes from facing fears and winning the fight.

About this poem

The verse composition presented is a poignant inquisition of the travail to surmount past missteps and iniquitous recollections. The orator manifests their ardent aspiration to lead an existence of grandeur, yet acknowledges the "Sauté moments" that persist and incessantly torment them, impeding their ability to progress and discover felicity. The utilization of linguistics is elevated, with lexemes such as "grandeur" and "endeavor" accentuating the orator's ambition, yet also juxtaposed with phrases such as "times of woe" and "failure and despondency" to convey the overwhelming gravitas of their past. The theme of confronting fears and surmounting them is also prominent, with the final lines emphasizing the puissance and fortitude that arises from confronting and surmounting one's struggles. In summation, the verse composition efficaciously conveys the internal battle of surmounting past traumas and the determination to pursue an existence of improved excellence. 

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Written on January 16, 2023

Submitted by Mawphniang_Napoleon on January 16, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 638
Words 143
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 2

Mawphniang Napoleon

Mawphniang is a person who is always striving to live life to the fullest. He is someone who is always open to new ideas and ways of living and is unafraid to take risks in order to explore the unknown. He is passionate about life and is always looking for ways to make use of his time and energy. He has an inquisitive nature, and is always looking for answers to life's mysteries and questions. Though Mawphniang does not pretend to have all the answers, he is determined to taste life and live a simple life, without overcomplicating things. He's a person who appreciates the small moments and cherishes the little things in life. He enjoys spending time in nature, exploring the world, and connecting with people. He is a person who is always up for a new adventure and never stops learning. He is on a daily journey of self-discovery, trying to make sense of the world and his place in it. more…

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