I intended an ode . . .

Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
We haven't had a poetry game in a while. How about triolets?

A triolet is an eight-line poem employing one of several metrical patterns. The one I'm most familiar with is anapestic dimeter (di-di-DAH, di-di-DAH) in which lines 2 and 6 end in one or more extra feminine syllables (di-di-DAH-di or even di-di-DAH-di-di).

The rhyme scheme is A-B-A-A-A-B-A-B. Lines 4 and 7 are an exact repeat of line 1. Line 8 is an exact repeat of line 2.

Example:

I intended an ode
But it turned into triolets.
It began a la mode --
I intended an ode --
But then Rose crossed the road
With a bunch of fresh violets.
I intended an ode
But it turned into triolets.

The game:

Player 1 pens the first line
Player 2 pens the second line
Player 3 pens the third line and repeats the first line
Player 4 pens the fifth line
Player 5 pens the sixth line and repeats lines 1 and 2, thus ending the triolet. Player 5 also pens the first line of a new triolet.

Let's begin:

In the dead of the night

Comments

  • A sound woke me with a start!
  • FirenzeFirenze Heaven Host
    I sat up in a fright
  • EnochEnoch Shipmate
    I gasped with delight.
  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    edited February 2
    [Miss Amanda respectfully requests that players read the OP for the format of a triolet and hence the rules of the game. The fourth line must be identical to the first. "I gasped with delight" is not identical to "In the dead of the night." She will, however, accept "I gasped with delight" as the fifth line. The next player will please suggest a sixth line that rhymes with the second, and then conclude the triolet and start a new one.]
  • FirenzeFirenze Heaven Host
    In the dead of the night
    A sound woke me with a start
    I sat up in a fright
    In the dead of the night
    Nor gasped with delight
    For could that be a fart?

    (Hopefully this gets us back on course. Maybe posting the entire verse to date would help in keeping track of the rhyme scheme.)
  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    My dear, you and Miss Amanda think alike! (Including the rhyme in the sixth line!) :naughty:

    The completed triolet would read like this:

    In the dead of the night
    A sound woke me with a start
    I sat up in a fright
    In the dead of the night
    Nor gasped with delight
    For could that be a fart?
    In the dead of the night
    A sound woke me with a start.

    Let's start a new one:

    As they say in the South:
  • As they say in the south
    But by deeds not by mouth,
  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    [Oy veh. The first line is Rhyme A, the second is Rhyme B, not Rhyme A again. Perhaps this was too tough a game to post after all.]
  • Curiosity killedCuriosity killed Shipmate, 8th Day Host
    edited February 3
    Does this fix it?

    As they say in the south,
    A man's like is shown clearly,
    But by deeds not by mouth
  • jrwjrw Shipmate
    As they say in the south
    A man's like is shown clearly
    But by deeds not by mouth
    As they say in the south
    The exception is Ralf
  • As they say in the south
    A man's like is shown clearly
    But by deeds not by mouth
    As they say in the south
    The exception is Ralf
    Who will err often and severely
    As they say in the south
    A man's like is shown clearly

    Whoever thinks he is right:
  • [Oy veh. The first line is Rhyme A, the second is Rhyme B, not Rhyme A again. Perhaps this was too tough a game to post after all.]

    Sorry, my bad.
  • jrwjrw Shipmate
    Whoever thinks he is right
    may often be deluded
  • Curiosity killedCuriosity killed Shipmate, 8th Day Host
    edited February 4
    Whoever thinks he is right
    May often be deluded
    A ponder, or more, might
  • EnochEnoch Shipmate
    Whoever thinks he is right
    May often be deluded
    A ponder, or more, might,
    Or else might be denuded.
    Whoever thinks he is right
  • agingjbagingjb Shipmate
    While we are waiting put that one on track:

    "I tried to write a villanelle
    But only wrote a triolet.
    The repetition didn't go too well.
    I tried to write a villanelle,
    The rhymes were failing. I could tell,
    The scansion drooped, I'm struggling yet;
    I tried to write a villanelle
    But only wrote a triolet."
  • Curiosity killedCuriosity killed Shipmate, 8th Day Host
    According to the OP, isn't the pattern:
    <snip>
    A triolet is an eight-line poem employing one of several metrical patterns. The one I'm most familiar with is anapestic dimeter (di-di-DAH, di-di-DAH) in which lines 2 and 6 end in one or more extra feminine syllables (di-di-DAH-di or even di-di-DAH-di-di).

    The rhyme scheme is A-B-A-A-A-B-A-B. Lines 4 and 7 are an exact repeat of line 1. Line 8 is an exact repeat of line 2.

    Looking at what we've got:
    Enoch wrote: »
    Whoever thinks he is right
    May often be deluded
    A ponder, or more, might,
    Or else might be denuded.
    Whoever thinks he is right

    Putting this into the triolet pattern:
    1. Whoever thinks he is right - A
    2. May often be deluded - B
    3. A ponder, or more, might - A
    4. Or else might be denuded - B - should be line 6
    5. Whoever thinks he is right - repetition of line 1 - so line 4 or line 7

    And trying to rejig it:

    1,. Whoever thinks he is right - A
    2. May often be deluded - B
    3. A ponder, or more, might - A
    4. Whoever thinks he is right - A
    5. Views he will underwrite - A
    6. Or else might be denuded - B -
    7. Whoever thinks he is right - A
    8. May often be deluded - B

    But I'm not sure that works. Limericks?
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