Writing Resources from Fifteen Minutes of Fiction
Iambe's Feet: Meta PoetryIambe was a goddess Greek.
Who purposed to describe her feet:
Trochee is her wheel that's rolling
Back and forth like bells a-tolling.
Dactylic's Greek for the finger bones of her hand,
Portioned exactly like rhymes of the samest span,
But when snapped, Anapest fingers whack
A new rhythm that means to strike back.
Spondee starts a phrase and means libation:
It fills to emphasize a diff'rent machination,
But Pyrrhic verse is a costly victory. Alone,
The poem comes out sounding monotone...
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