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Layla said:Just so y'all know i won't be using any counters, national, global or regional.
I'm just gonna write whole buncha words and if its the width of my four fingers vertically,  i would think it would suffice the requirement ;)


Since we are on the subject ....

When it comes to a lengthy poem, a simple glance will reveal that such likely contains the minimum 50 unique words.

The example below is what a sonnet of 70 words total can look like in terms of size. If your poem appears similar in size or smaller, you should definitely count the amount of unique words in it.

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx
xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx
xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx
xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx
xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx
xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx
xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx
xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx
xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx
xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx
xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

Many writers will repeat simple words like "the" , "and" , "a" , etc. to such a degree that the above entry may not qualify.

One of the reasons why we have implemented the 50+ Unique Word Rule was to challenge you into expanding your vocabulary while eliminating  "overuse" of the same words to the point that the reader is distracted by the repetition or is hypnotized into taking a nap.  

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JohnnyBlaze said:

Yeah, I'm pretty sure I can personally prove that wrong.


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well I'm blonde at the roots because every salon in the country is closed soooooooooooo i might screw it up too

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hold up!
is it only 50 unique words?!
why, for satan's sake, am i thinking ov 100?

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Layla said:Just so y'all know i won't be using any counters, national, global or regional.
I'm just gonna write whole buncha words and if its the width of my four fingers vertically,  i would think it would suffice the requirement ;)


JusTim_ said:

Don't get mixed up with measuring your drink


LOL! Two finger tequila double-shot!

_shadoe_ said:hold up!
is it only 50 unique words?!
why, for satan's sake, am i thinking ov 100?



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_shadoe_ said:hold up!
is it only 50 unique words?!
why, for satan's sake, am i thinking ov 100?


You need to have a minimum of 50 unique words per poem.

Perhaps you started drinking already and are seeing double?

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Ahavati said:



i'm serious
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i've convinc'd for months that it's 100 unique words 🙃

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_shadoe_ said:

i'm serious
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i've convinc'd for months that it's 100 unique words 🙃


Then you should feel relieved!

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JohnnyBlaze said:

You need to have a minimum of 50 unique words per poem.

Perhaps you started drinking already and are seeing double?


ah, ya know me too well... i am at the malbec 🍷

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_shadoe_ said:

ah, ya know me too well... i am at the malbec 🍷


OMG. My absolute FAV wine! 🍷🍷

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Ahavati said:

Then you should feel relieved!


tiny gods, yes, like you can't believe

malbec is amazing but this stuff...
http://www.casillerodeldiablo.com
heavenly

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hehehe! 2008 vintage.  
Can't wait to try yours!

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tiny gods, yes, like you can't believe

malbec is amazing but this stuff...
http://www.casillerodeldiablo.com
heavenly

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I'm in (last minute entry with no prep but here goes..) Bristol, England - GMT

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CharlesCotswold said:I'm in (last minute entry with no prep but here goes..) Bristol, England - GMT



welcome aboard

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CharlesCotswold said:I'm in (last minute entry with no prep but here goes..) Bristol, England - GMT

* throws the RULE BOOK at you *

Here are the rules for the challenge that have been addressed so far in this thread.

https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/470570/gotopost/
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/470986/gotopost/
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/471461/gotopost/
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/471807/gotopost/
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/472419/gotopost/

If you have any questions after reading those, post them here and we will address them!

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squuuuuuuuuuuueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
another gmt for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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