Redefining misanthropy for a fresh generation. Standard posts begin with a definition from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary followed by a modern adjustment. Miscellany on Wednesday and storytelling on Saturday.
Friday, February 06, 2009
BLANK-VERSE, n. Unrhymed iambic pentameters — the most difficult kind of English verse to write acceptably; a kind, therefore, much affected by those who cannot acceptably write any kind.
heehee my verification is bratism. awesome
poetry that even I can write or poetry for dummies
free-for-all friday(ca only)?...favorite FZ quote: Information is not knowledge,Knowledge is not wisdom,Wisdom is not truth,Truth is not beauty,Beauty is not love,Love is not music,Music is BEST..second favorite: May your s**t come to life and kiss you on the face......_________ __________
1. Poetry that is noisy but without significance. Verse with live ammunition has far greater impact.
2. Western poetry in general.
I learned from Harry Turtledove that, in Dutch and Afrikaans, a person of European ethnicity is a blank. Talk about rubbing salt into the wound ...
Blank-verse: Blank-verse, that's me (much affected)!
is just good prose broken,
The verifier claims
I'm drawing a blank on this.
I don't know which is verse, having nothing to say, or saying it anyway.
Blank Verse - That inevitable comment always left by our own Javajazz - she has her masters degree in it.
Without rhyme and often without reason.
Here's my blank-verse offering:
Chocolate, so good and sweet.
It is my weakness.
The Steelers won
By the skin of their teeth.
I would be willing
To eat a whalligator
Dipped in chocolate.
Or even a basilisk.
It is raining.
Not cats and dogs
or even chocolate.
WOW Jamie! You are a rapper!
So far Doug's verse is blank.
Yo!? What's up?
Apparently not you!
Jenn, I'm not sure I've seen that brilliant a verifier and it suits you.
Pia, I think your prose is blank verse.
Great quotes, Bear. May your ...
Why rub salt into people who need pepper, Amoeba?
Jim, you're just a sensitive fellow.
Quilly, I must take
Dimwit. You are more haiku.
Terry, an honorary doctorate would barely do justice.
And yea, though I walk through the valley of death, I shall fear no Truffle, for Jamie Dawn is with me.
Ariel, you spin the disks?
Karma, I was waiting for you with that one.
Sorry, blogmama. I was traveling.
Quilly, you are such a schoolmarm.
Yes the verse is the interpreter, consequently there are a lot of black verses out there.
Be it syllabic, accentual, quantitative,
or syllabic-accentual debilitative,
Be it in iambs or strophes or dactyls
or spontaneous Pyrrhic dithyrambs,
In feet, or hobbling spondaically
Only a troll Trochaic
Would resort to rhyme archaic.
Cooper, I like the new old avatar.
blank verse is paper saved!
Minka, you win the prize.
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