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I think the Ketek form is really neat too, here is a Meta-ketek that exposes one of the features that makes this such an interesting form:

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This form is really neat it hinges around a central idea, central a around hinging it, neats really is form this.

 

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A Ketek about space exploration. The dream of travellers going to their destination, and the dream of those who wish to travel. 

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Chasing stars, all of us moving towards hope. Hope towards moving all of us, star chasing. 

I'm just going to argue that English doesn't lend itself as well to Keteks as Alethi does. 

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1 minute ago, MistLord said:

 

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Chasing stars, all of us moving towards hope. Hope towards moving all of us, star chasing.

I like it, but try to use the middle word only once. Great idea though! :)

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Unclean no longer,

Am I pursuing Grace pursuing,

I am no longer unclean.

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4 hours ago, Totally_Not_A_Worldhopper said:

I wrote a few keteks after seeing this thread, but here are the best:

This one I made up myself:  

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Now, alone, longing, I hope for peace, for hope I long, alone now.

And these are based on death rattles from the series (the second one is very sad...):

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Fallen title, the tower, the crown, the spear chosen. Spear the crown, the tower, the title fallen.

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Bodies of brothers, I am weeping and bloody. And weeping am I, brother of bodies.

 

I love all of these. Thank you so much for contributing.

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18 hours ago, IllNsickly said:

Unclean no longer,

Am I pursuing Grace pursuing,

I am no longer unclean.

That's nice! I can see it fitting well with Szeth.

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29 minutes ago, Oathforger said:

That's nice! I can see it fitting well with Szeth.

I was thinking Dalinar, but you are right. Szeth fits better.

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8 hours ago, Totally_Not_A_Worldhopper said:

And these are based on death rattles from the series (the second one is very sad...):

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Fallen title, the tower, the crown, the spear chosen. Spear the crown, the tower, the title fallen.

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Bodies of brothers, I am weeping and bloody. And weeping am I, brother of bodies.

 

The death rattle ones are so good.

The last one is my favourite because in the reversal contextualises the narrator's grief to be something personal, not just than just witnessing death. And you've made it feel so natural the whole way through, despite the reversal. Absolutely well done. 

 

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11 hours ago, MistLord said:

The death rattle ones are so good.

The last one is my favourite because in the reversal contextualises the narrator's grief to be something personal, not just than just witnessing death. And you've made it feel so natural the whole way through, despite the reversal. Absolutely well done. 

 

Thank you!!! Everyone is being way too nice about these... I didn't even think they were that good. :)

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I didn't realize you could change up verb forms, so it took me a while to write this: Mountains rise, cities fall, beneath stars, humans crawl. Crawl humans, stars beneath, fall cities, rise mountains

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On 12/15/2017 at 8:24 PM, Oathforger said:

I like it, but try to use the middle word only once. Great idea though! :)

If the middle word is doubled, it's still symmetrical and valid. The main part most people forget, is that a ketek should be able to be split into 5 pieces that are self contained thoughts. 

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Lord high you take, death ablaze, ablaze, death takes you, High Lord. 

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Graves, shallow, in times a jerk, behedded, jerks a time in shallow graves. 

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Tasty food / so good / and tasty / and good / so food taste!

"Taste" is an imperative verb, telling you to taste the food. It makes sense... I promise.

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4 minutes ago, Krypton Savant said:

Tasty food / so good / and tasty / and good / so food taste!

"Taste" is an imperative verb, telling you to taste the food. It makes sense... I promise.

*sigh*

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Oathforger, / brilliant so! / I love these keteks / these love I/ so brilliant Oathforger!

Holy so we are. / Wait. / Are we so holy?

-This second one here is a Ketek questioning its own existence. I know it has 3 parts instead of the traditional 5, but it should still get points on solely philosophical basis alone.

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Failing–to never try to create something beautiful. Beauty–something creating to try, never to fail.

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Journey Before Destination

Step by step // Moving onward // Forward, ever forward // Onward moving // Step by step

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20 minutes ago, amflare said:

Journey Before Destination

Step by step // Moving onward // Forward, ever forward // Onward moving // Step by step

Really nice Ketek!

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Oh interesting thanks for explaining Keteks! It kind of reminds me of Chiasmus. Making them seems kind of difficult though, might have to try later.

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