Lines 1, 2, and 5 have three stresses and lines 3 and 4 have two. The meter is effectually anapestic (**/) or amphibrachic (*/*) In other words, it’s got nine syllables to the long lines and six to the short ones, although it is not uncommon to leave a syllable out. Occasionally, someone will end a line with an extra feminine syllable, ie unstressed. Feminine rhyme definition, a rhyme either of two syllables of which the second is unstressed
Below is the poem entitled A Colorful Adult Tale of 007 which was written by poet
Richards. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
Read Poems by
The maiden was *red and her language **blue. */*l*/*l*/*l*
This made him blush crimson, this be’n a stew. */*l*/*l*/*l*
He cried when drink stirred, */*l*/*
Already words slurred, */*l*/*
He did not have no bloomin' friggin' clue. */*l*/*l*/*l*
*red: having red or tawny hair and punning a "red spy"
**blue (language): swearing
A skit on 007 who insisted that his martini was shaken not stirred - this being a bit odd in the first place, as shaking it bruises the drink. Sean has a natural slur when he speaks.......:-) I have used colloquial British English, where possible.
I have added the meter - amphibrachic (*/*) - for ease of reading. Please see the About section for details regarding Limerick forms.