[Bards] Poetic Exercise #4

ED Reese edreese at m7bedlam.com
Tue Sep 23 19:30:34 PDT 2003

Love it!

But, er, this Iambic stuff has me molto confused.... Could you explain it 
to me? Anybody?


At 09:14 PM 9/23/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>In a message dated 9/23/2003 7:39:26 PM Central Standard Time, 
>ulfie at cox.net writes:
>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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