•  
  •  
 

Authors

Don Hauptman

Abstract

As all card-carrying recreational linguists know, the double dactyl is a serious light verse form comprising two quatrains, with each line -- except the final, rhyming lines of the quatrains -- consisting of two dactylic feet, and in which the first line must be a nonsense reduplication; the second line a proper name; and the penultimate or antepenultimate line one double dactylic word. For complete rules, origins, scholarship and numerous cerebral examples

Share

COinS