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
"Verse, Cursed: Double Dactylic Sacrilege,"
Word Ways: Vol. 36
, Article 9.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol36/iss1/9