Monday, September 28, 2009

More poetical pretensions

The first line sounds a limping gait, it drags and hops

The second seems swifter like dancing in Poland

But count the toes upon each foot to see just why

My mad hemiolae go walking together!


berenike said...


Belfry Bat said...

Well, thanks!

I'm not altogether happy with it --- it strikes me as more numerology than hemiola, really --- maybe alternating dactyls and spondees, but with the same foot-count in each line? I can't imagine trying to string together three spondees, though.

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