Wednesday, May 26, 2010

On Poetry (part two)

Waltzing is different for it steps in "threezies"
Spinning you 'round 'til you're queasy and green.
Austrian dukes are the guys to be blaming;
They were the ones who on 3 were so keen.
The technical term for this waltzing meter is "dactyl."  It's a stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables or long-short-short.

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