[Bards] Poetry Exercise #10 - The Poet's Revenge

GCK gottfried at zamigo.net
Mon Dec 8 16:50:44 PST 2003

This morning I ate next to nothing
Actually, tis true, I did eat absolutely zero
Yet I did imbibe the nectar of  the morning
That dark elixir of near ambrosia, coffee in a white cup
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ulf Gunnarsson" <ulfie at cox.net>
To: "Ansteorran Bardic list" <bards at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2003 10:58 PM
Subject: [Bards] Poetry Exercise #10 - The Poet's Revenge

> In the course of these exercises you have learned or reviewed several
> topics and formats of poetry.  We have examined metric forms like iambic
> and trochaic, verse forms like the ballad and verse techniques like
> chain verse, and rhyming techniques like end-rhyme and alliteration. We
> talked some of poetic imagery and kennings, and we looked at courtly
> love and the role of innuendo in poetry.  Quite a lot of ground, eh?
> The final exercise in this section is:
> Describe what you had for breakfast and how it tasted.  Use four
> complete sentences. Each sentence should have at least eight words
> minimum.
> Use absolutely no poetic format.  Write this without any poetry
> whatsoever. Remember that repeating rhythms count as poetry (the A was B
> but the C was D...)
> If you are viewing this email and wondering why this is an "exercise", I
> suggest you try it at home.
> My contribution (I daz ya to find poetry in it):
> I started breakfast with scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage.
> With this came pancakes as well as biscuits and gravy.
> The gravy was a touch watery, but the syrup was good.
> The strips of bacon were greasy but the dry sausage made up for that.
> Ulf Gunnarsson
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