[Bards] Poetic Exercise #4

Fitzmorgan at aol.com Fitzmorgan at aol.com
Tue Sep 23 18:14:52 PDT 2003

In a message dated 9/23/2003 7:39:26 PM Central Standard Time, ulfie at cox.net 
Exercise #4 asks you to write two stanza in the form know as "ballad". 
It is iambic, as before (duh DUH duh DUH ...).  The first and third line
are iambic tetrameter (four feet) and the second and fourth line are
iambic trimeter (three feet).  The second and fourth line should rhyme. 
To keep it just a little bit difficult, let's use nothing but perfect
rhymes.  As for topic, write about a humorous situation.
We built this ship with our own hands,
Olaf, Ivar and Me.
To emulate the heroes bold
And sail across the sea.

Now as we sink below the waves.
Here in this hour of need.
I wish we'd used a few more nails,
And drank a lot less mead.

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