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CT Poetically describe a lightsaber...

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by Kyle McQuillan, Nov 5, 2023.

  1. Kyle McQuillan

    Kyle McQuillan Jedi Youngling

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    "A symbol of light prevailing over the darkness".
     
  2. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

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    He conquered fear and he conquered hate
    He turned dark night into day
    He made his shining saber
    A torch to light the way
     
  3. BlackRanger

    BlackRanger Jedi Master star 4

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    Shining Sabers: A Star Wars Story
     
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  4. Happy Sando

    Happy Sando Jedi Master star 4

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    There once was a saber from Naboo,
    Which did what all other blades do,
    It chopped and sliced,
    And even diced,
    But got stopped by a beskar shoe.
     
  5. Clone8looper

    Clone8looper Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Glowing stick of blue
    Line with seven syllables
    Old wizard goes poof
     
  6. Power of the Dark Side

    Power of the Dark Side Jedi Master star 4

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    Did you know that this stick of light
    Is quite useful in a fight
    If you strike down your foe
    He'll become more powerful that you can know
    And to be honest, that wouldn't be bright!
     
  7. Seagoat

    Seagoat Former Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I like it, but I mean, the darkness also uses them. They're red, but they still emit light

    I really think the most poetic description is how the world was introduced to them

    "Not as clumsy or random as a blaster. An elegant weapon for a more civilized age"
     
  8. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

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    He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift blade
     
  9. BlackRanger

    BlackRanger Jedi Master star 4

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    I know that tune!

    Old Ben's body has just vanished without a grave,
    His Force ghost marches on...


    ;)
     
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  10. Clone8looper

    Clone8looper Jedi Padawan star 1

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    That quote (from the film) lacks any real sense of profundity. Instead it relies upon the glorification of the past; classically romantic yes, poetic nah. It smells like revisionist twaddle as well. Romanticism and revisionism can be key components of poetic verse, but when delivered in a flat one dimensional way they lack the deeper meaning that's required to elevate any given prose to a form that can be considered poetic.

    Kyle's phrase can be viewed in several ways; as a literal statement, as a metaphorical statement, or it can even be viewed as a maxim/idiom/axiom. This adds the necessary texture and deeper meaning required to satisfy his own original request. Poetically describe a lightsaber. He has satisfied the criterea with a sublime brevity that makes it unimpeachable.

    :bluesaber:
     
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  11. Seagoat

    Seagoat Former Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's cool and all, dawg, but

    Gatsby was just looking at a green light. It was green cause it was green

    I think in the space movie for 12 year olds, Obi-Wan's line is more than poetic enough
     
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  12. Kyle McQuillan

    Kyle McQuillan Jedi Youngling

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    "A lightsaber crackles with electromagnetic energy".
     
  13. Saga_Symphony

    Saga_Symphony Force Ghost star 4

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    I do not like green lightsabers, Ben
    I do not like them
    Han-I-am
     
  14. Siphonophore

    Siphonophore Chosen One star 4

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    Saber
    With A Heart Of Kyber Crystal
    More Civilized Than A Blaster Pistol
    When Bright Might Is Held Right
    The Deft Knight Will Fight
    No Heft
    Light
     
  15. MaverickJedi85

    MaverickJedi85 Jedi Knight star 2

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    "An elegant weapon, for a more civilized age".

    Nothing more to be said, an already perfect description in 1977. The weapon for elegant, civilized warfare, when peace is no longer an option.

    Blasters, on the other hand, are brutal.
     
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  16. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 8

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    The synchrony of movement fluid and deft as the wielder of luminous beams of energy fights for peace and justice. @};-
     
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  17. Lulu Mars

    Lulu Mars Chosen One star 5

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    A powerful thingy
    That astromechs flingy
     
  18. FredH

    FredH Jedi Grand Master

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    Sith blades are red
    Knight blades are blue
    I sure like lightsabers
    Bet you do too
     
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  19. DARTH_BELO

    DARTH_BELO Force Ghost star 5

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    This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight,
    not as clumsy or random as a blaster.
    An elegant weapon, for a more civilized age.