Daily Archives: September 30, 2013

POETIC METRE-GREETER – a really awful guide to prosody*

When groups of beats in poems are put, Then each such group is called a foot; ‘IT ADS’ for naming feet you seek: – I am fits in with I am beak,                               [Iamb; Iambic] To-row-key, make To-row-cake,              [Trochee; Trochaic] An’-a-pest … Continue reading

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Really Awful Holy Mackerel

    Now once there was a mackerel, Of ancestry had lots; Her name goes way, way back – Carol – MacCarol shows she’s Scots.  She wondered what there was entailed When at the end came ‘FIN’, And how the … Continue reading

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