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Re: I couldn't resist

by nimdokk (Vicar)
on Oct 20, 2006 at 16:31 UTC ( #579635=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to I couldn't resist

First one is a limerick. Rhyme scheme is A-A-B-B-A. The key is the metrical feet: two long and one short (aka anapest metrical foot). A metrical foot is roughly (but not quite) equivalent to a syllable. The line lengths (by metrical foot): 3,3,2,2,3.

The second is a haiku that uses a 5-7-5 metrical pattern (typically there is no rhyme in a haiku).

And yes, I was an English major, specializing in Creative Writing - so I wrote many, many haiku's and such :-) I'm still recovering.

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Re^2: I couldn't resist
by brig (Scribe) on Oct 20, 2006 at 20:09 UTC

    Thank you very much for the education. I knew the second was a haiku (My Mom taught me the form). I put up another Limerick, I hope you see it!

    Peace and Love


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