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#100520 - 04/30/03 06:37 AM Re: Clerihew  
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Interesting, Zed. I've heard the expression but never really wondered about it. Now I have some clues! Thanks for that learning experience!


#100521 - 04/30/03 07:13 AM Re: Clerihew  
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My thanks also, Zed. I've heard the expression, but always assumed Sam Hill was a mock euphemism for hell. It never occurred to me that there was actually a Sam Hill being commemorated.

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#100522 - 04/30/03 08:57 PM Re: Clerihew  
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Out of twenty-two poems posted in this thread so far, I count eight legitimate clerihews. Y'all's homework assignment is to identify them. Extra credit will be given for anyone fixing the fourteen that aren't clerihews.


#100523 - 04/30/03 10:40 PM Re: Legitimate Clerihews  
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Is that why I had to work so hard to keep it from turning into a limerick?


#100524 - 04/30/03 10:50 PM Re: Limericks  
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Well, the clerihew is AABB and the limerick is AABBA so you just have to leave off the last line. The rhythmic pattern of a clerihew is non-existent. In fact not sticking to any pattern is encouraged. This also means that you could just as well come up with a limerick without the last line:

An aspiring young poet named Zed
Took it into her pretty young head
To dash off some lines
And put them on signs.

It's the first line that kills most of them. Mine just snuck under the wire.


#100525 - 04/30/03 11:06 PM Re: Limericks  
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Our free lance fool
cites a rule,
while liberties he takes
and like me, the spirit, he breaks!

Of Troy,
never one to be coy-
struts her stuff!
(well, one more is enough!)


#100526 - 05/01/03 12:06 AM Double dactyls, anyone?  
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Higgledy-piggledy
Ludwig van Beethoven
Bored by requests for some
Music to hum,

Finally answered with
Oversimplicity
"Here's my Fifth Symphony:
Duh, duh, duh, DUM!"

~~
rules to be found here:

http://makeashorterlink.com/?T2E112764

Post Edit:

Oops Thanks, dxb and eta!



#100527 - 05/01/03 09:18 AM Re: Double dactyls, anyone?  
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Editor of note (but quiet) AnnaSt
Said, “Look, I can out-double the rest.”
Her verses were strophic, but as for her URL in deepest pink.
Dud link.





#100528 - 05/01/03 09:27 AM Re: Double dactyls, anyone?  
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our hero d-x-b,
discovered what we all would see,
that in her effort to double,
Anna also doubled the http.



AABB edit
our hero d-x-b,
discovered what we all would see,
that in her effort to double,
Anna's http was twice the trouble.


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#100529 - 05/02/03 01:01 AM Re: clerihew  
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Prolific poster Coffeebean
Came onboard and caused a scene.
She said punishingly "Try a Tom Swifty."
I'm addicted (ain't crossthreading nifty)


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