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Old 06-03-2004, 03:51 PM   #1
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Cool Narrative Communal Non-rhyming 4-Foot Iambic Quatrains!

{NOTE TO NEWCOMERS: BY POPULAR DEMAND, THIS THREAD HAS BEEN UPGRADED SINCE ITS INCEPTION FROM COUPLETS TO QUATRAINS}

We've mastered the trochee, now it's time for the iambs!!

As trochees are two-syllables with the accent on the FIRST, iambs are two-syllables with the accent on the LAST (i.e., TRO-chee / i-AMB).

Four-foot trochaic line:
TUM ta / TUM ta / TUM ta / TUM ta
SMART-y / PANTS you / ARE an/ ID-jit

Four-foot iambic line:
ta TUM / ta TUM / ta TUM / ta TUM
show SMART / -y PANTS / the FARK / -ing DOOR

THREAD INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Each line is FOUR iambs in a row.

2. These are QUATRAINS - FOUR lines complete the poem

3. Communal - One line per person.

4. No rhymes necessary!

5. The KICKER: Each poem MUST BE NARRATIVE! (They must tell a story, not be declarative or idly descriptive.)


EXAMPLE:

UNacceptable - declarative:
If all you do is piss and moan
I cannot help you out one whit.

acceptable - narrative:
I bought a drink and met a guy
who told me I should fark myself.


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Old 06-03-2004, 04:02 PM   #2
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When I was young I shaved my cat
whos name was mister smarty pants
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Old 06-03-2004, 04:03 PM   #3
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Old 06-03-2004, 04:05 PM   #4
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A group of monkeys had a cow
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Old 06-03-2004, 04:06 PM   #5
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Old 06-03-2004, 04:07 PM   #6
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LOL!!! You be careful, Spicy, because my travelogue isn't finished yet.


When Spicy passed a cocktail lounge
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Old 06-03-2004, 04:13 PM   #7
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When Spicy passed a cocktail lounge
it was the first time in her life













How'd I get involved in this?
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Old 06-03-2004, 04:15 PM   #8
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Quote:
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When Spicy passed a cocktail lounge
it was the first time in her life


How'd I get involved in this?
I'm glad you did, but doesn't that last one belong in the lying thread??
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You said narrative, not accusative?
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Old 06-03-2004, 04:22 PM   #10
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You said narrative, not accusative?
That's the NEXT thread!!

"Accusative Communal Five-line Blank Verse!"

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Old 06-03-2004, 04:27 PM   #11
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Have some control mister panties!
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Old 06-03-2004, 04:36 PM   #12
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Have some control mister panties!
Aw, Spicy. Now you're gonna make me be the police again. The above line belongs in the Trochaic Verse thread!

How about:

When Smartypants lost all control
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When Smartypants lost all control
She wacked him hard over the head.





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Old 06-03-2004, 04:41 PM   #15
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