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Double Dactyl Poems

Read wonderful double dactyl poetry on the following sub-topics: names, love, political, words and more. Read a definition and example (where appropriate).

Note: The forms for these poems were selected by the poet. Often poems are assigned the wrong form. Please confirm the accuracy of the poetic form before referencing the poem.

List of New Double Dactyl Poems

PMPoem TitlePoetCategories  
Premium Member Poem Three Double-Dactyls J P Marmaro dance, history, humorous, nonsense,
Break My Chains Pardy Mupfumbu desire,
Premium Member Poem Queen of the Dancefloor Nina Parmenter dance, fun, funny, humor,
Premium Member Poem The Ancient Mariner's Fate Gary Bateman allegory, allusion, destiny, fate,
Premium Member Poem King Lear's Voice Gary Bateman allegory, betrayal, depression, emotions,
who is stupid MRi.jagdish bajantri sympathy, tamil,
Premium Member Poem Lolita's Conceit Gary Bateman allusion, angst, betrayal, child
Premium Member Poem A Russian Mystic Outre Gary Bateman allegory, allusion, crazy, dark,
Premium Member Poem Mimesis Master Gary Bateman allegory, devotion, imagination, inspiration,
Humpty Dumpty Broccoli Porn anti bullying, best friend,
Premium Member Poem Fall of Man Gary Bateman allegory, betrayal, god, introspection,
Premium Member Poem The Oneness of All Gary Bateman change, god, introspection, journey,
Anxiety Shahid S. anxiety, conflict, confusion, deep,
Sleeping MRi.jagdish bajantri beautiful, beauty, dream, morning,
Premium Member Poem The Demon's Poet Gary Bateman allegory, dark, death, destiny,
Premium Member Poem Finding My Teddy Bear connie pachecho beauty, romance,
Premium Member Poem His New Sweetness connie pachecho beauty, flower, love,
Premium Member Poem Trickster Extraordinaire Gary Bateman allegory, fun, hilarious, humorous,
Young Dr Frankenstein Robyn Campbell crazy,
A New Day Kathleen McQuillen inspiration, leadership, political, religious,
Double Dactyl Harley White dream, fairy, fantasy, hero,
Donald the Trumpeter Amy Wensinger humor, political,
Premium Member Poem King Vlad the Greatest Gary Bateman betrayal, corruption, discrimination, evil,
Premium Member Poem Keats - Romantic Humanist Gary Bateman allegory, death, destiny, imagery,
Premium Member Poem Shelley-Romantic Visionary Gary Bateman allegory, destiny, imagery, love,
Premium Member Poem Paracelsus Gary Bateman culture, health, history, international,
Premium Member Poem Goethe's Emissary Gary Bateman allegory, dark, destiny, evil,
Premium Member Poem Roads and Romans arthur vaso beauty, history, introspection,
Premium Member Poem Lord Byron-Genius Unchained Gary Bateman allegory, destiny, imagery, love,
Premium Member Poem Bryant's Necropolis Conceit Gary Bateman allegory, death, grave, imagery,
Premium Member Poem Prufrock's Symbolic World Gary Bateman allegory, imagery, introspection, metaphor,
JE SUIS CHARLIE Nehpets Gnik anger, angst, freedom,
Yuletide Double Dactyl Harley White celebration, christmas, encouraging, happy,
Premium Member Poem Boast Ninette Carey celebrity, character, dedication, howl,
Premium Member Poem Complexus-Syntaxus-Maximus Gary Bateman allegory, confusion, imagery, introspection,
LOVE lavanya ramamurthi beautiful, life, love,
FEELING SAD lavanya ramamurthi care, life, love, love
Premium Member Poem A Night Of Passion - A collaboration with Mystic Rose arthur vaso beauty, feelings, love,
Colorful Sins Oumayma Boumhali absence, cry, muse,
Loneliness Danesh Morgan loneliness
Photo memory Robert Burton absence
Incomprehensible David Siegel humorous,
Fifth time's the charm David Siegel humorous,
Scarlett's Lament Deborah Burch history, humorous, lost love,
Quest oladele olaide education,
Ode to Woodstock Bas Holzhaus music, nostalgia,
Abbie daphne moran childhood,
free cee GOING FROM SAD TO VERSE jeffry cohan angst, me, heart, heart,
free cee ADELAIDE REQUIRED AID jeffry cohan angst, me, me, silver,
FREE CEE behind was ahead of me jeffry cohan angst, pain,

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Double Dactyl Poems. Examples of Double Dactyls and a list of poems in the correct poetic form and technique. Share and read Double Dactyl poetry while accessing rules, topics, ideas, and a comprehensive literary definition of a Double Dactyl.

Brief Definition

A double dactyl poem type of light verse poetry that was developed and promoted by two famous poets John Hollander and Antony Hecht. This type of poetry comprises of two quatrains, with each comprising of as many as three dactyl lines. The poem also has its unique rhythm scheme and flow of ideas. These are the preceded by the shorter dactyl spondee pair. It's important to note that the two spondees rhyme. More so, the first line must also be a phrase with no meaning, the second line a correct or place name.

Another line, usually the sixth often has a single, double dactyl phrase that has never been used in conventional poems. The final aspect of the poem, which is a double dactyl also has a single six syllable word. The poem comprises of one sentence that contains as many as forty-four syllables that are divided into eight lines. Besides that, the poem also falls into two four-line stanzas. 

Double Dactyl Poem Example

Basketball limerick

A basket ball player with bounce
Said, “All my opponents I'll trounce.”
But thanks to a gale
He fell on his tail,
And off in a huff he'd to flounce!

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