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George Washington's Cherry Tree: A Double Dactyl about George Washington chopping down a cherry tree
Posted by Douglas, May 8, 2010. 1589 views. ID = 3552

George Washington's Cherry Tree

Posted by Douglas, May 8, 2010. 1589 views. ID = 3552
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I had forgotten about Double Dactyls. It's a rather challenging form of poetry to write. I stumbled across this one yesterday: Wiffity Woffity (A Double Dactyl) and decided to to try writing one about our first president.
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Axity Waxity,
President Washington
Chopped down a cherry tree
When just a child;

All of this foolishness,
Historiographers
Tell us, is only a
Legend most wild.

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Comments


Douglas
May 8, 2010
PS - a historiographer is not a historian. Instead of studying history, a historiographer studies how the stories of history are recorded, or passed from one generation to the next.
   ~Posted by Douglas, May 8, 2010

Laura
May 8, 2010
And yet, elsewhere on FMoF, we are told that it was actually his brother Fred who did the chopping ;-)
   ~Posted by Laura, May 8, 2010



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