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A Senryu Critique and Challenge Below

By Matthew FrommPublished 3 months ago 1 min read

A wonderful film,

but with one issue, corely.

Ken got off easy



I'm traveling for work this week and am putting forth a quick challenge to fill my new content coffers. Give me your best senryu critiques for any book/movie/show you've watched recently. Post them in the comments below so I don't miss them, and tag this post in yours. On Friday, I'll send a small tip to my favorite one. Happy critiquing!

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Full-time nerd, history enthusiast, and proprietor of random knowledge. The best way to find your perfect story is to make it yourself.

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  • Mariann Carroll3 months ago

    Why give Ken a hard time if he learned his lesson

  • Paul Stewart3 months ago


  • Paul Stewart3 months ago

    Dammit...missed the closing date lol. I have one. Might still post it and share it as it is of another Vocal creator's book (pssst. Poppy)

  • Thank you all for participating and Congrats to Heather for winning this little challenge! I appreciate you all entertaining me on my trip. the winning entry: https://vocal.media/poets/enola-holmes-2

  • Randy Baker3 months ago

    Ooh. I wanna play! Here's my movie review: https://vocal.media/poets/oppenheimer-ds35606iv

  • Lamar Wiggins3 months ago

    Didn't realize the deadline was tomorrow until a few hours ago, lol. Well, here you go! https://vocal.media/poets/the-black-phone-qi2s60y51

  • Mackenzie Davis3 months ago

    Barbie never interested me, lol. I like your critique, though! Great idea for a challenge! Here's mine. https://vocal.media/poets/minority-report-ou2zg06df

  • Hannah Moore3 months ago

    Scraping in I think, its been a hectic week: https://vocal.media/poets/wonka-a-senryu-review

  • Ruby Red3 months ago

    I gave it a go for one of my favourite books of all time! Really loved this challenge <3 https://vocal.media/poets/a-court-of-mist-and-fury

  • Grz Colm3 months ago

    Cool challenge! ☺️👍 Let me have a think!

  • Heather Hubler3 months ago

    Here's my 2nd attempt :) I enjoy these so much! https://vocal.media/poets/enola-holmes-2

  • This is mine "True Romance" A Senryū (川柳) for Matthew Fromm's Film Critique Challenge https://vocal.media/poets/true-romance-g61u102fg?via=mike

  • sleepy drafts3 months ago

    This is way too fun! I still haven't seen Barbie but now your critique has me extra intrigued, lol!!

  • I've still not watched Barbie 😅 But it's on my watchlist. Loved your Senryu!

  • Lamar Wiggins3 months ago

    Ha! Nice challenge! I still haven't seen Barbie. Planned on the drive-in one night and of course it rained. Maybe time to see what the hoopla is all about!

  • Heather Hubler3 months ago

    Here's my entry (maybe the first one, maybe the last one, who knows, lol)! This was fun, thanks for the inspiration :) https://vocal.media/poets/wednesday-wy28s0hhn

  • Stephanie Hoogstad3 months ago

    Nice critique! I admit that Ken got off too easily, but I still love the movie nonetheless. There are a lot of complexities regarding Ken being a product of the system that he was forced into that make his outcome a little more of a grey area, but it’s a bit too much to discuss in a small comment section—or a senryu. Here’s my attempt at a senryu critique for the movie Joy Ride: https://vocal.media/poets/joy-ride-lh8af0hrw

  • Good short movie critique , I will do one for you this week, though we are running a challenge in VSS if you fancy dropping in on that

  • Shirley Belk3 months ago

    I've yet to see the movie, but can tell from your review that it wasn't at all what I thought it might be.

  • Sandra Tena Cole3 months ago

    This is amazing!! Love your humour, and yes, I agree, he did indeed!! 😅 Loved the film though, glad you like it too x

  • Hannah Moore3 months ago

    He did, though, didnt he?

  • Thavien Yliaster3 months ago

    Meh, I think that the film is missing a big point of plot conflict.

  • Babs Iverson3 months ago

    Love this!!! Fabulous critique!!!♥️♥️💕

  • Sounds great Matthew!!!

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