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* contains every flaw known to the profession."

What did you misspell? Or is misspelling an error not a flaw HystericalHysterical


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(05-13-2014, 06:25 AM)rayheinrich Wrote:  
(05-12-2014, 03:21 AM)abu nuwas Wrote:  ...
Anyone? Is it helpful? Smile

I'm an antibacchius.

'Helpful' has never been associated with any aspect of poetics; why start now?

A trochee is a trochee, fine,
that's all quite good and well;
But dibrach, iamb, spondee too?
Well fucking bloody hell.


There's always one. I should keep that sort of thing under my hat, if I were you. And don't just delete the confession; throw the hard-drive into a furnace.
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(05-13-2014, 06:44 AM)abu nuwas Wrote:  
(05-13-2014, 04:48 AM)ChristopherSea Wrote:  I just found an example saying 'crocodile' is cretic, but the dictionary does not show the two accents, only the first. Huh

Simply as it stands, to me, it is a dactyl. But if I repeat it, it becomes cretic: Crocodile crocodile... Even then, it is a bit like a fifth column dactyl...

.I think most sounds live in a kind of hierarchy, and have to, metaphorically, expose their rump when a more powerful gorilla-sound comes up.

I shall gladly give a tenner
To whomsoever writes an epic
Song of Hinayana ripples
And trochaic Ayrton Senna
Provided it is all in cretic
Yet mentions too, inverted nipples.

* contains every flaw known to the profession.

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I see. Here's the reference that I saw:

Cretic

Greek and Latin metrical foot consisting of a short syllable enclosed by two long syllables. Its use in English poetry is rare, though instances can be found in proverbs and idiomatic expressions such as “After a while, crocodile.”

I suppose it is only cretic in the proper context or phrase framework.
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#24
Ha, Abu, I heard this the other day and and thought of you, it's catchline is practically cretic:

God is great, beer is good, people are crazy. (He does sort of swallow that zy.)


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(05-23-2014, 11:05 PM)ellajam Wrote:  Ha, Abu, I heard this the other day and and thought of you, it's catchline is practically cretic:

God is great, beer is good, people are crazy. (He does sort of swallow that zy.)


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So flattered that you thought of me, when hearing a song about people being crazy. Maybe if it could just be 'peeps are nuts' it would be more content in the elusive cretic brigade? Might ruin the song of course. (NB. No smutty double-entendre -- is this a first for the Pig?) Wink
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#26
this how meter should be taught
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