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Tuesday, November 26, 2013


• Amphion, another 20th century American verse form invented as a teaching tool. It alternates tetrameter lines with dimeter lines, created byViola Berg.

The Amphion is:
○ a 10 line poem.
○ metered, tetrameter lines alternate with sets of rhymed dimeter couplets.
○ Rhymed, rhyme scheme  abbaccdeed.

Super Bowl Sunday by Judi Van Gorder

A day of football at its end,
the bowls of chips
and gooey dips.
Emotions now are on the mend
the ups and downs
the fan base clowns.
The black and gold have got the win,
the players crow,
the losers go
their loss is carried on the chin.

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Example Poem

Bar Bully Ballet (Amphion)

He sits there staring at his drink.
his life is bad
and he's so sad
A bully entered-- what'd ya think?
He grabbed the glass
He's such an ass--
The sad guy cries he is so blue.
"Damn all's gone wrong,
"Twas my swan song--
Then this ass drank my poisoned brew! "

© Lawrencealot -November 26,2013

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