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    Default The Shakespearean English Thread [Random]

    Whatever comes to mind you can write here
    As long as it's in iambic penta-
    meter it will be accepted because
    More pathetic than mine it cannot be.

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    Only an INTP would come up with such a thread. There's probably one person on here who is really into the topic and they probably haven't spoken to another human being in 4-6 days.
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    Synarch's bright mask hath slipped and doth reveal
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    Gosh, the world looks so small from up here on my high horse of menstruation.

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    I'd like to clarify: Are you requesting a poem about Shakespeare; a poem in Iambic Pentameter; anything written in Iambic Pentameter, regardless of whether or not it can be rightfully classified as a poem; something, poem or not, in Iambic Pentameter (or not) posessing something that you would otherwise classify as Shakesperean features; smething about Shakespeare ditto; or something else entirely, which in my current highly intoxicated state I have failed to properly appreciate? Or can it be any combination of the foregoing? (which I would prefer because the challenge of writing it would be more fun )

    Maybe I have been misled by the title of the thread, as the use of Iambic Pentameter is scarcely restricted to good ole Will or the era in which he wrote, nor did he write that much of his work (even the sonnets if you read them carefully) exclusively in it... and as it is otherwise such a popular and widely used form in English verse through the ages, I would hardly consider Iambic Pentameter to be particularly more Shakespearean than any other verse form. But I will nevertheless do my best, however you explain your requirements to me I may be a pedant, particularly when pisshed, but I'm not a spoilsport.
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    The best clarification I can come up with atm: something, poem or not, in Iambic Pentameter possessing something that you would otherwise classify as Shakespearean features.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anentropic IxTx View Post
    The best clarification I can come up with atm: something, poem or not, in Iambic Pentameter possessing something that you would otherwise classify as Shakespearean features.
    Ok, that's fine... I shall do my best to satisfy you on all the possible counts simultaneously then. Hope you enjoy it

    (for Bluemonday when you get round to reading this thread too)


    Subtleties the poet could never dream
    Can be inserted thence into his work;
    Or with what sense did Avon's brimming stream
    Dredge down such silt of academic murk

    From the bowels of a factory-festered land?
    Now vile adulterations can be grown
    For those to feed who cannot understand
    From the greasy leaves of a well thumbed tome.

    Why so? 'Twas nature - subtle, to be sure,
    Irridescent, mighty salmon's leaping;
    Sweet, as mountain waters far fom shore,
    But dammed too long and brackish from its keeping.

    I fear that this must always be the same:
    The root of beauty circumsised by fame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    Gosh, the world looks so small from up here on my high horse of menstruation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragashree View Post
    Ok, that's fine... I shall do my best to satisfy you on all the possible counts simultaneously then. Hope you enjoy it

    (for Bluemonday when you get round to reading this thread too)


    Subtleties the poet could never dream
    Can be inserted thence into his work;
    Or with what sense did Avon's brimming stream
    Dredge down such silt of academic murk

    From the bowels of a factory-festered land?
    Now vile adulterations can be grown
    For those to feed who cannot understand
    From the greasy leaves of a well thumbed tome.

    Why so? 'Twas nature - subtle, to be sure,
    Irridescent, mighty salmon's leaping;
    Sweet, as mountain waters far fom shore,
    But dammed too long and brackish from its keeping.

    I fear that this must always be the same:
    The root of beauty circumsised by fame.
    Amazing!

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    ^^ Thankyous both
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    What ho,a pox upon thy name, for thou art a rogue of villainess deeds! Thy father was a frothy drunk and thy mother a whore o' babylon so draw thy sword for we shall fight, en garde!

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