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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    It just means a word or series of words that make the three-syllable rhythm of Da-da-da. Like Sli-per-ry (slippery). Or Di-a-mond. So double that and you have a double dactyl, which is what most of the poem is constructed out of (except for the last line of each stanza, which is four syllables).

    And Thanks CC, great poem !

    ajblaise - Thanks!
    I'm still confused. You mean the emphasis is on the "sli" and off on the "per" and the "ry"? Or are we talking up down tones?

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    Bitches and hoes-fa-sho's
    Go to the sto' fa mo'
    Bubbly and skittles, yo
    And a Sobe

    Fuckin' two stanzas, mang?
    Suckin' T. Danza's wang
    I need some money, Chang
    Please? Maybe? No?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colors View Post
    I'm still confused. You mean the emphasis is on the "sli" and off on the "per" and the "ry"? Or are we talking up down tones?
    Yes to the bolded part. It's just a matter of where the emphasis gets placed, which in this case is on the first syllable of a three syllable set. So even if I had a word like counterintelligence, it would be read Count-er-in-Tell-i-gence.

    @Disregard: Lol!
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    Hippity Hoppity
    The Sentence Creator
    Generic has no skill
    Rhyming has no end near

    Wording has no meaning
    Tell that to Dickinson
    I will stop using words
    After today


    Did I do this right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    Hippity Hoppity
    The Sentence Creator
    Generic has no skill
    Rhyming has no end near

    Wording has no meaning
    Tell that to Dickinson
    I will stop using words
    After today


    Did I do this right?
    Last line of first stanza needs 4 syllables, not 6. Otherwise awesome .
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    These were all
    terrible poems
    laid out for us to read
    Put some thought to work
    Give da mojo a jerk
    'N maybe we'll get what we need
    "The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
    Reichsfuhrer Herman Goering at the Nuremburg trials.

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    Here's an awesome one from the wiki on double dactyls.

    Show Business
    By Brian Flanagan

    Hey-nonny, ho-nonny,
    Penis Van Lesbian
    Entered the bus'ness that
    no biz is like.

    Keen on increasing his
    marketability,
    he took on the stage name
    of Dick Van Dyke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    Here's an awesome one from the wiki on double dactyls.
    Hmmm. Ok. I have a better feel for what the requirements are now. I was going for that "Hickory Dickory Dock" feel.
    "The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
    Reichsfuhrer Herman Goering at the Nuremburg trials.

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    Is there any reason behind the requirements for this kind of poem? Or were they chosen more arbitrarily? I've always wondered that about poems.

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    Well there's no real utility for the style requirements if that's what you mean. It's just an arbitrary style, like any other metered poem.
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