Thursday, April 24, 2008

A Poetic Madlib

This is something of an experiment in madlibs. I’m trying to do the usual word substitution in a poem without breaking the rhythm, meter, or rhyme. Consequently, I’ll be looking for particular numbers of syllables, and I won’t be substituting words that make up part of the rhyme scheme.


Verb, 2 syllables, present participle
A place, 2 syllables
Adjective, 3 syllables
Adjective, 2 syllables
Noun, 1 syllable, plural
Verb, 1 syllable, past tense

Noun, sing, 1 syllable
Noun, 1 syllable, plural
Noun, 1 syllable, sing

Verb, 1 syllable, present
Verb, 1 syllable, present

Noun, 1 syllable, plural
Adjective, 1 syllable
Noun, 2 syllables, sing
Noun, 2 syllables, sing
Noun, 2 syllables, sing
Adjective, 2 syllables

Noun, 2 syllables, plural
Noun, 2 syllables, plural
A place, 2 syllables
Verb, 1 syllable, present
An animal, 1 syllable, singular

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