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Old 08-19-2009, 02:02 PM   #1
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Alternating iambic trocaic pentameter

Rules:
Odd lines shall be trochaic pentameter
Even lines shall be iambic pentameter

Trochaic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trochee
Iambic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iamb

Add a line or couplet at the most please,
My friends let's see if we have bread or toast

Rhyming can be flexible.
Extra points if you have a neato anapest or dactyl and can use it to link the two lines together


Quote previous lines, and don't feel bashful about rearranging previous lines if the previous person didn't do it "right". I fully expect to get corrected in this thread, so don't get annoyed if someone edits you.
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Old 08-19-2009, 02:07 PM   #2
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Morning in the shower, started thinking:
am I the kind of poet who can't stop?


Let's bold our stressed syllabubs for the first page or so to keep the pattern going.
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Old 08-19-2009, 03:38 PM   #3
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Mourning my lost soap I stood there blinking
Had I just washed my bottom or my top?
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:34 PM   #4
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Morning in the shower, started thinking:
am I the kind of poet who can't stop?
Mourning my lost soap I stood there blinking
Had I just washed my bottom or my top?

Dinner table, coffee, Orange juice, Cheeri-
-os Make the hunger go and slumber flee.
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Old 08-22-2009, 12:04 AM   #5
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Morning in the shower, started thinking:
am I the kind of poet who can't stop?
Mourning my lost soap I stood there blinking
Had I just washed my bottom or my top?

Dinner table, coffee, orange juice, Cheeri-
Os make the hunger go and slumber flee --
Well, okay, not flee, perhaps, but, weary
Of light, abide by waking's blurred decree.
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Old 08-22-2009, 04:08 AM   #6
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Morning in the shower, started thinking:
am I the kind of poet who can't stop?
Mourning my lost soap I stood there blinking
Had I just washed my bottom or my top?

Dinner table, coffee, orange juice, Cheeri-
Os make the hunger go and slumber flee --
Well, okay, not flee, perhaps, but, weary
Of light, abide by waking's blurred decree.

Then twas time to leave and hit the road in
My freshly hellish clunker filled with hate
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:52 AM   #7
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Morning in the shower, started thinking:
am I the kind of poet who can't stop?
Mourning my lost soap I stood there blinking
Had I just washed my bottom or my top?

Dinner table, coffee, orange juice, Cheeri-
Os make the hunger go and slumber flee --
Well, okay, not flee, perhaps, but, weary
Of light, abide by waking's blurred decree.

Then twas time to leave and hit the road in
My freshly hellish clunker, filled with hate,
Hate for car repair shops whose code, in
Effect, is "Cheat, and leave the rest to fate",
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