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Re: Titus Double Dactyl
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1930  Thursday, 12 October 2000.

From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Wednesday, 11 Oct 2000 01:14:00 -0400
Subject:        Titus Double Dactyl

I think Fran Teague's sixth line is perfect, but the fourth and fifth
lines limp to my ear.  Don't you need dactyls rather than iambs?  If so,
how 'bout:

    Higgledy, Piggledy
    Titus Andronicus
    Wanted to cook up a Mother's Day meal.
    Barbecued beautif'ly
    Anthropophagic'ly,
    Polit'cly correctly,
    Didn't use veal.

My sixth line is not precisely a dactyl, but it's funny.  Isn't it?
 

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