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    Talking Double Dactyls!

    This probably won't attract that many posters, but I'm inspired at the moment so I'm going to start this thread anyway.

    This is the double dactyl thread, and the rules are as follows:

    A dactyl is a poetic foot of the form (ON-off-off). Like So-ren-sen. So a double dactyl is two of those. Example: Po-cket-y Wo-cket-y. Or Sal-u-ta-To-ri-an.

    A double dactyl poem goes like this-

    Higgledy piggledy (starts with a nonsense phrase)
    Double dactyl (Second line should be noun or noun phrase of poem's subject)
    double dactyl
    4 syllables

    Double dactyl
    Double dactyl
    Double dactyl
    4 syllables

    And the poem should have two stanzas.

    I will post an example below. So go forth, and make some amusing double dactyls!
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    Here's one from me, entitled Alanis!

    Tickery Tockery
    Alanis Morissette
    Hewing and hawing so
    Into the mic

    Please spare us the torture
    And think of the children
    Help the worlds hearing and
    Please sing no more
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    Chicken Wings

    Jiggery Pokery
    Hot sauce and chicken wings
    Rustling endlessly
    In foil package

    Trying to watch this film
    Without interruption
    Becomes impossible
    Because of you
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    Trickalo Pickalo
    The start and the finish
    Connecting infinites
    Defining lines

    Something from nothingness
    The source's sorcery
    A macro-micro mess
    The origin

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    'Cause you can't handle me...

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    I like these, but I'm afraid the examples have not made constructing them totally clear to me. It surely doesn't help that I have no idea what "poetic foot of the form (ON-off-off)." means.
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    I liked the 2nd stanzas of Orangey's 2nd poem and CC's poem. I'll try to think of one.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    I like these, but I'm afraid the examples have not made constructing them totally clear to me. It surely doesn't help that I have no idea what "poetic foot of the form (ON-off-off)." means.
    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 !

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    Nursery rhymes have a lot of them!

    Hickory Dickory Dock...

    Hickety Pickety my fine hen...

    uh... yeah... I could go on for a bit too long
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    Russety Pussety
    Monsieur Jacques Derrida
    Went from his house to send
    A love letter

    Refuse to write he did
    Phallogocentrism!
    He would send his love by
    Oral method
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    Dockery Pockery
    Rhetoric professor
    Making up words that we
    Dont recognize

    If one does not agree
    That essentialist pig!
    Hell bore them to death with
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