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#200905 - 07/01/11 09:27 PM Re: It isn't easy writing doggerel ! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
Avy Offline
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Registered: 06/23/00
Posts: 724
A parachute fell from the sky,
Below was a sixty pig sty,
Baked beans producing gas
Exploded from their ass
And proved that sixty pigs can fly.

Not bad for a collective effort eh?
Edit: except ass ahould have been plural but that would give one too many syllable. Any one have a solution for this?


Edited by Avy (07/01/11 09:30 PM)

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#200906 - 07/01/11 09:43 PM Resident Troublemaker checking in [Re: Avy]
wofahulicodoc Online   content
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Registered: 08/06/01
Posts: 5119
Loc: Worcester, MA
Quote:
A parachute fell from the sky,
Below was a sixty pig sty,
Baked beans producing gas
Exploded from their ass
And proved that sixty pigs can fly.


To polish up the rhythm slightly :

A parachute fell from the sky.
Below was a sixty-pig sty.
Beans turned into gas
Rushing out of their ass
Showed us how to make sixty pigs fly.


Rhyme scheme? Check.
Rhythm? Check.
Humor? Maybe. Of a sort.
A question: What does the parachute have to do with anything? Could have equally been a parakeet, an elephant, The President, a barnicle, a bicycle, a Witherspoon, a Communist, or a Googolplex.

We've got the notes right and the rhythm right, but I'm not sure it's music yet.

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#200907 - 07/01/11 10:13 PM Re: Resident Troublemaker checking in [Re: wofahulicodoc]
Avy Offline
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A farmer fell from the sky
While feeding his sixty pig sty
The beans and their gases
Rushed out of their asses
He witnessed his sixty pigs fly

Kitem(what?) Moosic?


Edited by Avy (07/01/11 10:16 PM)

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#200908 - 07/01/11 11:02 PM Re: Resident Troublemaker checking in [Re: Avy]
wofahulicodoc Online   content
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/06/01
Posts: 5119
Loc: Worcester, MA
A farmer fell from the sky

Here we're missing a syllable, and the rhythm stumbles. But at least the "faller" has some relevance now.

It's not easy to get all the elements to be present at the same time !


For the fifth line - how about

And he said, "Sure enough! Pigs may fly!"

But somehow i'd like it to be about how he shows/teaches us how to make them do it. This way it's an accidental occurrence he happens to stumble across. (happens to fall into?)

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#200909 - 07/01/11 11:34 PM Re: Resident Troublemaker checking in [Re: wofahulicodoc]
Avy Offline
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Registered: 06/23/00
Posts: 724
The farmer fed beans to his sty
And pushed the pigs out of the sky
And when all the gases
Escaped from their asses
He said, "There you go! Pigs can fly."
-
This wofa is too exacting. I am thinking of resigning from this job.


Edited by Avy (07/01/11 11:42 PM)

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#200910 - 07/02/11 01:11 AM Re: Resident Troublemaker checking in [Re: Jackie]
slowhand Offline
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Registered: 04/05/11
Posts: 52
The farmer was looking into the sky
As he fed beans to his pigs in the sty
And when all the gases
Escaped from there asses
He thought, dang good job these pigs can't fly

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#200912 - 07/02/11 04:04 AM Re: It isn't easy writing doggerel ! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
Tromboniator Offline
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Registered: 05/10/10
Posts: 845
Loc: Alaska
Wofa, I most respectfully challenge your rhythm analysis. Reduced to the simplest form, a limerick may be:

Bom ba da Bom ba da Bam
Bom ba da Bom ba da Bam
Bom ba da Bum
Bom ba da Bum
Bom ba da Bom ba da Bam

You can add one or two unstressed syllables before the first stressed syllable of any or all lines, you can add one unstressed syllable after all the Bams, you can add one unstressed syllable after both Bums.

In New York it's too hot to complain.

I picked a big bunch of petunias.

I hate it when teenagers swear.

Felix the Cat drives me mad

These are all legitimate A (or, in this case, Bam) lines for a limerick. And (please don't consider this as a complaint or attack, I merely point this out) my line
Underneath it a sixty-ton sty.
exactly fits your
ba da BOM ba da BOM ba da A.
I wholeheartedly approve of your change from "ton" to "pig."

Edit: Actually, you can add two unstressed syllables after Bam. Difficult, but possible. I haven't delved into the rhyme question yet!


Edited by Tromboniator (07/02/11 04:24 AM)

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#200913 - 07/02/11 04:09 AM Re: Resident Troublemaker checking in [Re: Avy]
Tromboniator Offline
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Registered: 05/10/10
Posts: 845
Loc: Alaska
Originally Posted By: Avy
This wofa is too exacting.

No, he's not. If the rhythm is wrong it ain't a limerick.
Originally Posted By: Avy
I am thinking of resigning from this job.

Don't you dare!

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#200916 - 07/02/11 05:06 AM Re: Pigs Flying [Re: slowhand]
Candy Offline
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Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 1705
Loc: down under
I'd like to see the last line say that the pigs flew

The farmer was looking into the sky
As he fed beans to his pigs in the sty
And when all the gases
Escaped from there asses
He thought, if I light-up now, those pigs will fly

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#200917 - 07/02/11 09:03 AM Re: It isn't easy writing doggerel ! [Re: Tromboniator]
wofahulicodoc Online   content
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Registered: 08/06/01
Posts: 5119
Loc: Worcester, MA
Originally Posted By: Tromboniator
Wofa, I most respectfully challenge your rhythm analysis. Reduced to the simplest form, a limerick may be:

Bom ba da Bom ba da Bam
Bom ba da Bom ba da Bam
Bom ba da Bum
Bom ba da Bum
Bom ba da Bom ba da Bam

You can add one or two unstressed syllables before the first stressed syllable of any or all lines, you can add one unstressed syllable after all the Bams, you can add one unstressed syllable in both Bums.
(or even two sometimes)

To keep the original post short I didn't list all possibe exceptions. You're right in every particular.

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