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[Comments] (1) : I thought this comic verse would be pretty funny, but upon examination none of it is as good as the stanza that made me laugh in the first place:

  The Bard subsists on simpler food:
    A dinner, not severely plain,
  A pint or so of really good
        Champagne--

I don't understand anything about poetic meter or why one meter is funny and another one is serious, but that one's funny. It's a meter with a punchline.


Comments:

Posted by Decklin Foster at Fri Mar 03 2006 20:59

If I read it aloud I feel like I am doing an exaggerated impression of "comic timing".


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