The Instigator
OhioGary
Pro (for)
Winning
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The Contender
LatentDebater
Con (against)
Losing
3 Points

Haiku Challenge

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OhioGary
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/25/2013 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 2,350 times Debate No: 29555
Debate Rounds (5)
Comments (22)
Votes (4)

 

OhioGary

Pro

I realize that this is a faux pas on Debate.org as it's not a debate.... my apologies.
I debate plenty; this is just not one of those times.

I saw someone else running a haiku challenge on DDO and I have decided that I want to do one as well.

Rules:
Haiku Template:
5 syllables
7 syllables
5 syllables

First Round is acceptance, although you MUST accept with a Haiku (I ask voters to penalize for failure to follow this)

After the acceptance round, I will throw down my Haiku, in which you must counter with your Haiku. You MUST counter my Haiku and not create a new one. (Voters you know what to do) I will do the same to yours and it goes on as such.

OPENING HAIKU
I am not kidding. (5)
I write haiku constantly. (7)
Accept this challenge! (5)
LatentDebater

Con

I must say oh dear,
Your haiku was written poor,
Five syllables.
Debate Round No. 1
OhioGary

Pro

You made a mistake! (5)
Last line with four syllables. (7)
A win is now mine. (5)
LatentDebater

Con

A mistake was made, true,
But do we not all make them?
Victory is mine.
Debate Round No. 2
OhioGary

Pro

You made a mistake. (5)
And those results should now yield, (7)
A second place vote. (5)
LatentDebater

Con

If I rank second,
Third place is where you belong,
I am always right.
Debate Round No. 3
OhioGary

Pro

Your counting problem (5)
Is what got you in this mess (7)
On your first poem! (5)
LatentDebater

Con

No number is put,
After each line that I write,
I can count in mind.
Debate Round No. 4
OhioGary

Pro

The parenthesis (5)
Give the voters some proof so, (7)
Try it next time, please. (5)
LatentDebater

Con

What is poetry?
Is it an art or science?
Your skill is measly.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by proglib 4 years ago
proglib
RFDs by other folks were valid. For me however, Con won the convincing argument points with the most interesting line.

Poetry is definitely an art, messing up on grammar is part of it, I think.
Posted by likespeace 4 years ago
likespeace
Con goofed his round one and round two Haikus:

"Five / syl / la / bles" (4)
"A / mis/take / was / made, / true." (6).

Haiku is art and form. From an artistic perspective, I don't feel either was greatly superior, and thus I fall back on the formatting when voting.
Posted by OhioGary 4 years ago
OhioGary
I agree. I wanted this to be fun.
Posted by LatentDebater 4 years ago
LatentDebater
Enough of this conflict. The battle is over.
Posted by LatentDebater 4 years ago
LatentDebater
poetry is not a science, minor details matter little. It's ana rt form and the only concern is that of how artistic our haikus were.
Posted by OhioGary 4 years ago
OhioGary
See? I just made a spelling error. That would have been a big deal if I put that in the debate rounds.
Posted by OhioGary 4 years ago
OhioGary
It's a haiku! Meeting syllable requirements is the whole thing!!
That's like brining a cat to a dog show and then getting mad that they wouldn't judge it.
Posted by LatentDebater 4 years ago
LatentDebater
I missed one measly syllable big whoop.
Posted by OhioGary 4 years ago
OhioGary
You countered my haiku by saying that it was poorly written.
Ironically, you messed up your own while you said mine was bad.
I'm sorry that you shot yourself in the foot.
Posted by LatentDebater 4 years ago
LatentDebater
"I will throw down my Haiku, in which you must counter with your Haiku. You MUST counter my Haiku and not create a new one"
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Vote Placed by proglib 4 years ago
proglib
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Reasons for voting decision: RFD in comments
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Reasons for voting decision: Con messed up in round 1, but pro immediately screwed up in round 2 with bad grammar (Last line with four syllables). Would have been a tie but then con had his own grammar slip up in round 4 (I can count in mind) So I give the win to pro, who only made 1 mistake whereas con made 2
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Reasons for voting decision: Though Pro mainly focused on pointing out the flaw of the Con, Pro abided by the rule of Haiku while Con made mistakes on rounds 1 and 2. I only look debates that are serious but for some reaosn, these Haiku challenges catch my eyes and make me stop by^^