A New week and a New form. Along with the picture prompt from Magpie ,I am clubbing today's NaPoWriMo about writing a poem using Clerihew or Double Dactyl form.I also learned how to write one from NaPoWriMo's .I choose to experiment with the later since it was the one I have to work on with this time.
What is Double Dactyl?
- A double dactyl consists of two four-line stanzas which are brief, usually satirical poems.
- The first through third lines of each stanza must be six syllables, in the form of double dactyls (Stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables).
- The fourth line of each stanza is only four syllables long, with no particular meter requirements but it is essential that the fourth lines of each stanza should rhyme.
- Finally, the first line of the first stanza is usually “Higgledy-piggledy” or some other repeating non-sense, like “Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake.” (Note that both “higgledy-piggledy” and “pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake” are in the double dactyl form )
- One of the lines should consist of a single, six-syllable, double-dactyllic word (like “idiosyncrasy”).
Prompt Picture with Double - dactyls
Little Tommy Tucker
was in the jam bottle
under the magic spell
of his white Book
he grew inside bottle
still finding solution
to seek and to Unhook
I tried a hand to write a double- dactyls which I believe to an extent satisfies the above rules expect the meters in it.On a final note , I enjoyed writing this one :)
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