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Iambe's Feet: Meta Poetry: a meta-poetic muddle of meter
Posted by marlowe kitt, Apr 14, 2010. 1926 views. ID = 3481

Iambe's Feet: Meta Poetry

Posted by marlowe kitt, Apr 14, 2010. 1926 views. ID = 3481
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I've always been fascinated by the little rhyming patterns we try to make up in school to remember what type of meter is what. I looked up the origins of these funny little words and came up with this. Hope you like!
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Iambe was a goddess Greek.
Who purposed to describe her feet:

Trochee is her wheel that's rolling
Back and forth like bells a-tolling.

Dactylic's Greek for the finger bones of her hand,
Portioned exactly like rhymes of the samest span,

But when snapped, Anapest fingers whack
A new rhythm that means to strike back.

Spondee starts a phrase and means libation:
It fills to emphasize a diff'rent machination,


But Pyrrhic verse is a costly victory. Alone,
The poem comes out sounding monotone...

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