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Wednesday, November 27, 2013


  • Analogue  is a metered invented form that is limited to 3 rhymes. It's source is Rena Ferguson Parks a 20th century poet and educator.

    The Analogue is:
    • a 9 line poem.
    • metered, all lines are iambic pentameter.
    • rhymed, rhyme scheme abbaabbcc.

When I searched this was the only information available on the web, a big Thank you to PMO and Judi Van Gorder!!

Example Poem

Ladies Choice     (A double Analogue)

A group of girls without their men espy         
a hotel; "Women only",  sign proclaims.         
"Hmm, let's discover if it meets our aims?".        
The bouncer was a most attractive guy.         
He told them how he hotel worked and why.         
Enjoy your choice of floors to please all dames         
each floor has signs instead of merely names.         
The first floor sign said "men are short and plain".         
The gals just laughed then went on up again.         

On two the sign said "Short and handsome here".         
Not yet said one, continue to ascend."         
"Floor three has tall and plain", one told her friend,        
"We need to go on up, I think that's clear."         
On four they saw the perfect sign appear:         
"All men are tall and handsome without end!"        
The girls were ready but could not pretend--        
What might they miss? So they went up to five.         
"Empty! You can't please any gal alive."         

© Lawrencealot = November 26, 2013

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