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    Acrostic triolets

    My attention was claimed a few hours ago by someone wanting an acrostic poem. All the first letters of the lines making coherent English.

    The breakdown was 8,4,8 lines. I wondered about the 8-line verses. Perhaps they could be triolets.

    I went and looked.

    There are only three words in English that are the length and pattern of a triolet, ABaAabAB. That limits triolet acrostics to ESSENCES, TENTMATE and ETHERNET.

    I bet not a lot of people knew that. I'm not sure how I could use the information though.
    Nullius in verba|||||||||||
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    England's troubles will increase until the bishops open Joanna Southcott's box.
    It’s normal. You must provoke. You must insult the belief of all monotheists. You must make fun of the belief of all monotheists.
    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
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    Re: Acrostic triolets

    Given that the world is not doing much at the moment, we could try writing one.

    It would save this thread from immediate oblivion. The acrostic was set as homework for the eight year old so it can't be rocket science.
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    Who has a spare two minutes to play in this month's FG Trivia game!

    The watch of your vision has become reasonable today.

    England's troubles will increase until the bishops open Joanna Southcott's box.
    It’s normal. You must provoke. You must insult the belief of all monotheists. You must make fun of the belief of all monotheists.
    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

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    Re: Acrostic triolets

    Can't cope with poetry, you have a go and keep the thread going

    Good Luck

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    Re: Acrostic triolets

    It is like nothing else. How can you be dismissive when all it takes is ten lines like these. It's a small patch of Clive James. It's genius. Women's Tennis from the male perspective in this case.

    Bring me the sweat of Gabriela Sabatini
    And give me credit for having never before now
    Cried out with longing.
    Though for all the years since TV acquired colour
    To watch Wimbledon for even a single day
    Has left me shaking with grief like an ex-smoker
    Locked overnight in a cigar factory,
    Not once have I let loose as now I do
    The parched howl of deprivation,
    The croak of need.

    Nullius in verba|||||||||||
    Who has a spare two minutes to play in this month's FG Trivia game!

    The watch of your vision has become reasonable today.

    England's troubles will increase until the bishops open Joanna Southcott's box.
    It’s normal. You must provoke. You must insult the belief of all monotheists. You must make fun of the belief of all monotheists.
    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

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    Re: Acrostic triolets

    I could have summed that entire poem up with one line...

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    Re: Acrostic triolets

    But it's intentionally a comment on the author and not the player, don't you think?
    Nullius in verba|||||||||||
    Who has a spare two minutes to play in this month's FG Trivia game!

    The watch of your vision has become reasonable today.

    England's troubles will increase until the bishops open Joanna Southcott's box.
    It’s normal. You must provoke. You must insult the belief of all monotheists. You must make fun of the belief of all monotheists.
    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

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    Re: Acrostic triolets

    yes I suppose.

    Steam rises
    from a rain drenched sun bitten road.
    Early morning
    the trucks pass, jacketed drivers, woolly head gear.
    Their escorts
    dressed as licorice all sorts depending on their part.
    Orange beacons
    flashing, sirens from the tar mixer. More steam.


    We used to do these way back at school ...two words one has to be a noun the rest follows. Same words to begin and end ....there were a few more other rules ...

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    Re: Acrostic triolets

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    It's also audience based. The audience need to be able to picture what you're talking about . It sounds simple until you have to write for a child or an elderly person.

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