Re: I thought you were an Arab
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, June 3, 2002, 3:40|
> And of course the tetrameter version has a variable number of slacks.
Here's a scansion of part of the Paxton song.
I thought1 you were an A2rab3 4
I saw the des1ert in your eyes2 3 4
I thought1 of ask2ing for a job3 in Abu Dha4bi
When you sprung1 the big surprise2 3 4
You hand1ed me the mon2ey3 4
Like a real1 Arab does2 3 4
I thought1 you were an A2 rab3 4
And all the time1 you were the fuzz2 3 4
This sort of thing is extreme for a poem, but not for a song.
John Cowan <jcowan@...> http://www.reutershealth.com
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han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith. --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_