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#216889 - 06/02/14 03:50 PM Re: Double Dactyl [Re: Alex Williams]  
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mind-body, body-mind
Renee Descartes, it's said,
thought that the dactyllic
form should be banned:

"We should not write things so
polysyllabically,
Just use two beats, I think,
therefore iamb."

#216890 - 06/02/14 04:06 PM Re: Double Dactyl [Re: Kokopelli]  
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very good: welcome
Love your name. The trickster is a fave of mine as well.


----please, draw me a sheep----
#216897 - 06/02/14 11:20 PM Re: Double Dactyl [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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That's a good one.

#216898 - 06/03/14 12:19 AM Re: Double Dactyl [Re: Kokopelli]  
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Originally Posted By: Kokopelli
mind-body, body-mind
Renee Descartes, it's said,
thought that the dactyllic
form should be banned:

"We should not write things so
polysyllabically,
Just use two beats, I think,
therefore iamb."

Back in his era, the
Seventeenth century,
Smooth alexandrines were
Often the way;

Playwrights were keen on these
Dodecasyllables,
As in the tragedies
Penned by Corneille.

#216907 - 06/04/14 04:37 PM Re: Double Dactyl [Re: Alex Williams]  
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Stippety steppity
My name is Dave, I'm ad-
dicted to dactyl hex-
ameter verse,

My Higher Power in
dodecaincrement
meetings must help me be-
fore it gets worse.

#216910 - 06/04/14 06:34 PM Where does a tetradactyl fit into that schema? [Re: Kokopelli]  
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Roboty, noboty,
Doc Isaac Asimov
Taught biochemistry,
Then wrote sci-fi:

"'Para-dichloro-
amino-benzaldehyde ! '
Such a nice lilt to it ! "
Twinkle in eye.

#216914 - 06/04/14 10:14 PM Here, at the lab. [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Dickety Dockety
wofahulicodoc
wrote a small ditty on
Doc Asimov,

using appropriate
organochemical
endless compoundedness;
fits like a glove.



Asimov's own suggestion… was to say "Has Him Of" and leave out the H's.
http://www.asimovonline.com/asimov_FAQ.html#non-literary1

#216916 - 06/05/14 02:17 AM Re: Here, at the lab. [Re: Tromboniator]  
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Well bless your heart, I'm touched! i do believe that's the first time I've been the object of a Double-Dactyl. (Or any other kind of poem, for that matter.)

#216917 - 06/05/14 02:42 AM Dactylic rhythm is wherever you find it ! [Re: Coffeebean]  
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From November 19, 2008, above! (modified slightly)
Quote:
Originally Posted By: Coffeebean
Zippity Lippity
Catherine DeMedici,
Looking to end the
religious divides,

Issued her Edict so
Idealistically;
Nevertheless many
Lost their poor hides.

Something made me think of Catherine DeMedici a couple weeks ago. I don't even remember now what it was. But I thought: "Aha! A double dactyl could arise from this!" And I began to cogitate.

Actually, all I truly remembered about her from my school daze was that she was a ruthless woman and a poisoner. As you can see, after doing a little research, I decided to praise her for her good, yet futile, attempt to bring Catholics and Hugenots together.

So you see, wordplay is not only fun but educational. I learned things about her I had not known!

Or, to paraphrase minimally,

"All I remembered of
Catherine de Medici:
Ruthless, the woman,
Of poisonous tone...

So you see, wordplay is
Fun, educational;
Learned things about her
That I had not known!"

#216918 - 06/05/14 04:13 AM Re: Here, at the lab. [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Well bless your heart, I'm touched! i do believe that's the first time I've been the object of a Double-Dactyl. (Or any other kind of poem, for that matter.)


A small salute perhaps, but a salute nonetheless. I appreciate your contributions to this forum.

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